Thursday, 14 August 2014

“Noah” builds big effects that get drowned out by all the sturm and drang

Reviewed by Nancy Snipper

Russell Crowe (Noah) almost becomes a caricature of himself – a demon – as he transforms from being a kind, empathetic and loving husband and dad to a hateful one. Once he sees across his barren land where his family lives the terror that men can wreak, he turns into a man bent on one purpose: to get out of there, wait for the rain and ensure the animals on the ark that he is building with the help of volcanic-like huge monsters will be secure enough to build a new world without any more humans on board or babies that might grow up to be terrible. He wants to start the new world anew without humans. There is a glitch; the girl he saved years ago is carrying twins. Noah’s son is the father. Crowe does not play character transformations well; he internalizes too much and it comes off as boring.
The film is epic Biblica that does not live up to “the Word of God”.

This film was viewed, compliments of Le SuperClub Vidéotron, 5000, rue Wellington Verdun, QC.
 Ce film a été visionné, avec les compliments de Le SuperClub Vidéotron, 5000, rue Wellington Verdun, QC.