Noah’s ark, animals, and angels get epic adaptation

‘Noah’ review

By Steven Cayer, Senior Columnist


The story of Noah and his ark has flooded onto the big screen in Darren Aronofsky’s adaptation of the epic tale of the wickedness and purity of humanity.

Noah is about the descendant of Seth, one of Adam and Eve’s three children, who fled after his brother Cain killed Abel. Noah (played by Russell Crowe) lives with his family and is always aware of Cain’s descendants. Their leader, King Tubal-Cain (Ray Winstone), killed Noah’s father in an attempt to end the Seth bloodline.

When Noah has a vision in his sleep of a great flood that will wipe out humanity. With the help of his sons and the Watchers, banished angels who took the form of rock monsters, they build a gigantic ark. Soon all the animals gather inside and then the rain comes.

Everything about this movie is epic. The acting is amazing and there are some really intense moments that had me on the edge of my seat. The visuals in this movie are also stunning. From the Watchers to the animals, it’s a visual feast.

The one thing that really stands out are the Watchers, who are a new addition to the story. In the bible, it’s just Noah and his sons who build the ark, but apparently Aronofsky added the Watchers to make the story a little more believable by giving Noah more help. If you put aside the rock monsters, this is actually a really well-executed movie.

If you’re a fan of either Russell Crowe or water, you’re going to like this movie.