20 April 2014

Noah, 2014 - ★★★½

I was always going to be interested in Aronofsky film but was worried this was going to be too mainstream. When I started hearing more about, the fallen angels and pro vegetarianism piqued my interest again. The start of the film is deliciously bonkers, mostly in a good way. Falling somewhere between epic blockbuster and visionary art house it's not wholly satisfying but there is a lot to admire. Unfortunately it's another film let down by weak CGI, until we find a way of blending live action and CGI effectively can we please just stop. Once the waters come the film switches focus to inside the ark and the quality of the film improves immensely. Tense and dramatic, the craziness switches to be character based and it's a welcome relief that saves the film from falling apart.

April 20, 2014 at 02:25PM

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