November 14, 2013 at 2:03 pm #118249
Ummmmm this looks nothing like the biblical story. It looks like a trailer for the avengers or something…….November 14, 2013 at 2:46 pm #118250
Darren Aronofsky…My second favorite film maker
Russell Crowe– One of the best and my favorite actors..
With that being said, i looked forward to this film with such anticipation
until i heard it was an early 2014 release..which signaled a typical
throwaway into the new year..
Now i have witnessed this horrific trailer..and what is a simple bible
story looks as if its been turned into a colossal mess of a combination
of Braveheart meets Gladiator with a bit of LOTR throw in..
Russell crowe and Anthony hopkins can read the phonebook and sound good
so the acting i see in the trailer really does NOT impress me at all..
A terrible waste of money Mr. Aronofsky…I think you have totally disappointed
me!!!November 14, 2013 at 2:49 pm #118251
The film is set to be released in March 2014, so I doubt it will be a serious contender in major categories. But with Darren Aronofsky at the helm, it will be interesting to see how much attention this film gets.November 14, 2013 at 3:41 pm #118252
I sure hope Anthony Hopkins decided to act in this one, unlike ‘Thor: The Dark World’, where he was sleep-acting his way through the film. Crowe is a good actor, for sure, but he doesn’t always pick winners. Mr. Aronofsky can be a great director, but this is his first big budget feature… I hope he doesn’t lose his grasp on the material. Jennifer Connelly can be good, or boring… Guess we’ll see! Logan Lerman and Emma Watson are both very good and promising young talents, so I’m wishing the best for them as well. The release date is an interesting one. Regardless, and despite having zero interest in anything from the Bible, I’m going to hope for the best and see this opening weekend.November 14, 2013 at 3:53 pm #118253
I hope that we get that epilogue from the arc story in the Bible where Noah gets naked and randomly curses his grandson. In any case, a Bible story by a non-religious writer-director should be cool, although I am not sure why a studio would spend $130 million on that. Also, Aronofsky was robbed in 2010!November 14, 2013 at 4:07 pm #118254
I hope that we get that epilogue from the arc story in the Bible where Noah gets naked and randomly curses his grandson. In any case, a Bible story by a non-religious writer-director should be cool, although I am not sure why a studio would spend $130 million on that. Also, Aronofsky was robbed in 2010! 2008.
Black Swan was a damn good movie, but it followed a near-identical arc as his 2008 masterpiece The Wrestler.November 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm #118255
Maybe I should see The WrestlerNovember 14, 2013 at 5:39 pm #118256
I don’t like the trailer, but I’m not sure why people are mad it’s an reinterpretation of the story rather than a literal adaptation? Religious films are often better than they insert ambiguity and expand context to make them more than a moralistic story. Also, when they are allowed to get a little crazy. This won’t Pasolini, I’m sure, but I see nothing wrong in diverging a bit to give us something more fantasy driven (especially since the Bible in essence just a big fantasy novel).
Also, yes, please let’s us have drunk naked Noah cursing everyone, it would be fantastic.November 14, 2013 at 6:05 pm #118257
As a Christian, I fear that Aronofsky will deviate majorly from what The Bible says about the story.November 14, 2013 at 6:11 pm #118258
Again, isn’t that a good thing? Every christian knows the story. A lot of non-christians know the story. And he seems more interested in using the story as starting point about other ideas about humanity and bringing elements and symbology from other faiths as well. That sounds more intriguing than simply doing a direct, no variation, no personality, Bible adaptation that is meant to be inoffensive and safe. And stories like Noah should have different versions precisely to bring the core point of them stronger after dilluting its power from familiarity and show new facets of those themes.November 14, 2013 at 7:23 pm #118259
The trailer is intriguing. It’s kinda ridiculous, but it does have a fun action/epic feel to it, and Russell Crowe rocks in these roles, and it’s cool to see him reunited with Jennifer Connelly (finally in a major movie again!). Plus I have faith in it because I just don’t see Darren Aronofsky making a bad movie, despite some of the ridiculous moments in the trailer.
Emma Watson and Logan Lerman are nice additions too.November 14, 2013 at 8:31 pm #118260
Before I comment I will admit to not having seen the trailer due to a personal aversion from trailers. So my thoughts are not based on that, I have no idea how the footage looks.
I have faith (pun unintended) in this film because of Aronofsky and Aronofsky alone. Yeah, he’s never made a “blockbuster” before, but this isn’t quite that, is it? He’s done heavy FX with The Fountain. And I don’t see the script being bad. First of all, Aronofsky’s a co-writer (and if I haven’t made my opinion clear, he’s one of the best filmmakers out there). Also, he passed on The Wolverine for this. And that was surprisingly good, actually, and that was with the less talented (though still talented) James Mangold at the helm. I just can’t imagine this being bad.
And, as for adherence to the source material – honestly, who wants to see a preachy by the book bible adaptation? This is much better.November 15, 2013 at 12:51 am #118261
Well, I saw the “leaked” trailer a while back, and were it not for Aronofsky helming, I wouldnt be as intrigued.
This appears to be a visual effects endeavor, and the Christian Right is already angry about the film. Which is, probably not all that bad for the film. He’s using the same cinematographer from Black Swan, and reuniting Connelly and Crowe may be interesting. I expect this to be a visual stunner. I’ll likely go to the theatre to see it when it’s released.