What You Need To Know - July 22, 2014

Noah: What You Need To Know
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Noah: What You Need To Know

Over 14 years in the making and $125 million in budget, Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic Noah is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Monday (July 28th). Here’s what you need to know about the colossal movie…


What’s the plot?

It’s a story as old as time itself, but here goes. Noah is a man of purity in a world full of debauchery and sin, a world that the creator wants to purge of its wretched race and start again. Noah is chosen to carry out the mission of helping him start again by building a vast boat to house two of each animal and survive the flood. But he faces some stubborn opposition…


Who’s in it?

Russell Crowe stars as the titular character, with Jennifer Connolly playing Naameh, Noah’s wife. Douglas Booth, Emma Watson and Logan Lerman play the younger members of Noah’s family, with Anthony Hopkins playing his father. Ray Winstone looms larger in the background as Tubal-Cain, Noah’s nemesis and leader of the people the creator has decided to wipe out, not a very nice man really…


Does it deliver?

While it doesn’t succeed totally, with flaws in the plot and a script completely devoid of any humour, this is still absolutely worth watching. Aronofsky’s take on the biblical tale is very literal and very faithful, but there’s so much detail here. It looks spectacular, the effects are incredible and Russell Crowe’s central performance is tremendous. While it’s unlikely to be hailed as an all-time classic, or trouble any Oscar categories bar technical ones, it’s a tremendous accomplishment and well worth your time. 


Noah is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Monday (July 28th).

Noah Darren Aronofsky
Noah Official Trailer #1 (2014)

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