By Eddy Montilla.
Directed by: Darren Aronofsky.
Written by: Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel.
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropiate for pre-teenagers).
Starring: Russell Crowe (Noah), Jennifer Connelly (Naameh), Ray Winstone (Tubal Cain), Emma Watson (Il-la, Ila) and Anthony Hopkins (Methuselah).
Running Time: 137 minutes.
Paradox can be used as a literary tool in scripts to bring more life in term of expression, but when it comes to filming, it might take the movie right to its grave because words are seen through the eyes of imagination, but we see scenes with our own eyes. The first 90 minutes of Noah (2014) can make you feel as if you were in the throes of death. The versatile Russell Crowe (in terms of roles), the great actor Anthony Hopkins and the beauty of Emma Watson were not enough to save the first part of this film. How can a movie that has its roots dating from thousands of years ago be filled with application of computer graphics? The truth is that the excessive application of computer graphics (CGI) almost sinks Noah (2014).
Noah (2014) finds its own essence in the last 40 minutes, when the decision between destroying all of mankind and being a glimmer of life left was raised. Jennifer Connelly (Naameh) and Emma Watson (Il-la, Ila) were fighting for keeping their children (and those who might come after them) alive while Russell Crowe (Noah) was convinced that his job was to destroy everything, everyone in order to have the Creation of a new world. I know we are talking about a director of great films like The Wrestler (2008) and Black Swan (2010), but if Darren Aronofsky had seasoned the movie with more ideas like this one that we explained before instead of overusing Computer-generated imagery (CGI) moments to create scenes or special effects, then we would have been able to eat steak from the beginning of the movie instead of spending 90 minutes eating eggplants.
This article was originally published in the digital newspaper World And Opinion with Eddy Montilla.
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