Several weeks ago I saw "Noah" in theaters; what did I think of it?...
- The special effects are AMAZING!!! The Ark looks spectacular; the Flood scene was stupendous, and the Watchers were impressive both aesthetically and as characters in the story. The animals looked kinda fake, though (but then, using all live animals would've been too costly and difficult to handle) XD.
- Astounding acting from everyone all around! Russell Crowe and Emma Watson gave the best performances of all IMHO.
-The music was brilliant, as expected of anything by Clint Mansell.
-Noah trying to kill his granddaughters. WTF?! I understand that good characters aren't supposed to be perfect, but they a balance of good AND bad traits. I was liking Noah up until after the Flood happened. After that point, he was hellbent on letting all of humanity die, even if that meant putting his own family in peril. WHERE'S THE REDEEMABLE FACTORS IN THAT?! Maybe if Noah tried killing the babies because the family was unable to care for them, I could sympathize. But nope! He tries killing them for the precise purpose of wiping out humanity by any means necessary.
- Whether you've read the Bible or not, the ending has some major plot holes and nasty implications. With all of humanity dead -- including Ham and Japheth's potential wives --- Ham and Japeth's only way to repopulate the planet is to marry Noah's baby granddaughters 0_o... (and why did Ham just leave at the end if everyone's dead? Is he searching for remaining survivors?)
- The Creation sequence nearly gave me a seizure. But then, maybe it's only because I saw it on the big screen.
Regardless of this film's flaws, I love "Noah" for what is does right, and will definitely buy it on DVD!
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