Noah (Trailer #1) Review

Forgot this film was actually getting made, big budget Old Testament adaptations are quite rare nowadays. Should make for a fascinating retelling. My knowledge of this story is limited to Sunday school as a child and Evan All Mighty so obviously I had to do a little research. Apparently the story isn’t just a Christian story but also Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Mandaeism and Baha’i Faith have Noah and his arc in their religious texts. Also many other religions originating around the Middle East have some tale of floods, arcs and storing animals on them, so perhaps it has some basis in history. As for the beliefs surrounding it I am not opening that can of worms at all and I am just going to talking about how Noah has an Australian accent. So the trailer has some interesting visuals, all-star cast and water, lots water. Enjoy the review and please tell me your initial reactions to this new trailer, more so if you disagree.

“When they come, they will be desperate and they will be many”


My Score: B-

Release date: 28th March 2014


Subject to divine visions foretelling the end of the world, Noah attempts to tell his people to cease their wickedness and turn from their evil ways and to turn to God before it is too late. No one listens to his warnings, and Noah and his family build an ark to be saved from the Flood that God is bringing on the earth.

What I liked

#4. Wow That’s Pretty Dark


I know the story and I know everyone who isn’t on the arc dies but wow that’s some dark imagery. Especially since this whole flooding business tends to happen pretty much every year killing quite a few people in a similar way. However as a realistic view of the story I applaud its guts.

#3. Arc Under Contruction


Yeah this looks pretty good, looks very old and basic. Still not sure if you could store two of every animal but my common sense aside it looks pretty much like an arc.

#2. Will It Float or Will It Sink?


As cool as all of this floods and giant arcs look I have to wonder what else this film has to offer, beacause so far I just don’t really get it. #Spoiler# Noah lives.

#1. Wet Beard


Didn’t know what to call this so yeah Wet Beard. Crowe looks pretty good in this role, wouldn’t be my first choice but he is capable. Kind of want his beard to be ridiculously long, not sure why I just want it to be. Your biblical figure grow that mother!

What I Didn’t Like

#3. The Weather Man’s Wet Dream


Expect localized flooding with slight chance hording mobs coming after your Arc. For those of you without the divine insight to build an Arc make sure those dinghies are inflated. I am not too sure about this bit, seems a bit disaster movie sci fi look at the earths doom. Doesn’t really suit the atmosphere of the rest of films old, old world feel. Maybe it’s just me.

#2. Fill The Arc With CGI!


I get it I do but I still have to say that it’s obviously CGI and I don’t like it. Obviously they’re not going to get real animals, it’s just not cost effective but it doesn’t mean I have to like it. Looks like a blob of brown walking towards a barn.

#1. What is Happening?


I get the rain and the flooding water but what’s with the huge geysers of water blasting out of the ground? It looks very powerful and clearly killing off quite a few of those people trying to escape/ attack? But it’s a little over kill, just have a giant wave of epic proportions.

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Well that’s my views. Now what do you think about this newest trailer?

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25 responses to “Noah (Trailer #1) Review”

  1. Lights Camera Reaction says :

    One of my most anticipated. I’m so excited.
    You’re right though, the overuse of CGI is a little worrying.


  2. theipc says :

    I think this looks watchable – at home, when it’s free….


  3. Tom says :

    Yeah man, I have a certain level of concern about this one man. On one hand it’s got a solid actor in Crowe, and it really feels like he could be back in that Gladiator-type epicness, and the story is grand enough and where Aronofsky is going with it all seems promising. I like the fact that Jennifer Connolly and Crowe are together again; they were great in A Beautiful Mind. I’m with you though on the CGI animals and the overblown looking dramatic weather. I guess we’ll see, I really hope they don’t botch this opportunity 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀


  4. Glittering-Diamonds says :

    I was going to say this looked good but then I saw the CGI animals and then I saw Emma Watson and then I was like, no.


  5. atothewr says :

    I think the trailer actually looks pretty good, first time seeing it, but still on the fence about the movie. I have a lot of faith in Darren Aronofsky so in his hands I will trust. If anyone can make this work, he can. Nice review.


  6. V says :

    Yeah not sold on this one at all. I’d have no interest in seeing it in the cinema anyway.


  7. caragale says :

    I have serious doubts about this one. We’ll see what the critics have to say, I guess…


  8. ckckred says :

    I agree with you, particularly with the CGI, which looked kind of messy to me. Hopefully the film’s better than the trailer.


  9. Anna (Film Grimoire) says :

    I can’t wait to see this silly film. Imagine if Aronofsky flipped the tables and did something totally different to the source material at the end? I’m also looking forward to Wet Beard.


    • Tim The Film Guy says :

      Well according to test screenings he took some major liberties with the story, don’t know what persay but yeah I do want to know 😀

      WET BEARD!

      Thanks for commenting Anna, whats another biblical story you would like adapted?


  10. lukebbtt says :

    Let’s be honest here, this film is not going to work. Even if the trailer looks better, than I gave the premise credit for, the moment the biblical stuff comes in (CGI animals two by two and all that), it will get too cheesy and ruin the whole thing. I already predict flop of the year lol.


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