‘Noah’ & ‘True Detective’ – SR Underground Ep. 137

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sr underground 137 Noah & True Detective – SR Underground Ep. 137

The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode one-hundred thirty-seven of the Screen Rant Underground podcast.

Join host Ben Kendrick, fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw as we review Noah and True Detective season 1, as well as discuss trailers for X-Men: Days of Future Past, Hercules, Edge of Tomorrow, Jupiter Ascending, and breakdown new Terminator: Genesis details.

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Screen Rant Underground: Episode 137 – Noah & True Detective

We review Noah and True Detective season 1, as well as discuss trailers for X-Men: Days of Future Past, Hercules, Edge of Tomorrow, Jupiter Ascending, and breakdown new Terminator: Genesis details.

[0:00] News: X-Men: Days of Future PastHerculesEdge of Tomorrow, and Jupiter Ascending trailers, as well as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘Terminator: Genesis’ Character Explained

[1:04:56] Rants and Raves: True Detective season 1 SPOILERS Discussion.

[1:28:01] Review: Noah (read our full written Noah review).

[1:44:22]  SPOILERS Discussion: Noah.

[2:21:48] Twitter Handles and Contact Information.

Hosts: Ben Kendrick, Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw.

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Next Week: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Last Week’s Official Box Office Battle Reader Winner (Divergent opening): Sal reports a tie between ThePrinceThatWasPromised and Chris B both with scores of 12. By virtue of the tiebreaker, ThePrinceThatWasPromised is once again our winner.

Opening in theaters this week (Wide):

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier – 3,900

Opening this Week in Theaters (Limited):

  • Dom Hemingway – 4
  • Frankie & Alice (2014) – 125
  • Island of Lemurs: Madagascar (IMAX) – 37

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  1. Noah looks good…it’s on my Netflix list!

  2. Box-Office Battle
    1 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    2 Noah
    3 Divergent
    4 Muppets Most Wanted
    5 The Grand Budapest Hotel
    10 Sabotage

  3. Marvel should have just got the Rock to play Hercules in the Avengers 3 or whatever. Wonder if Marvel will ever get around to adapting that character for the screen…

  4. Thanks guys. Awesome episode!

  5. Edge of Tomorrow exoskeletons look like what they should have been in Elysium. That was such a wasted opportunity. A mix between the two seems like it would be the ultimate film.

  6. Hey Rob, I think you may have been expecting too much from DoFP. I’m pretty sure I know the comments your referring to when you say Singer wanted to “fix” things, but I don’t think he ever indicated it would reset the timelines. X-Men and X2 are some of his best films, I don’t think he would ever undo them. Even though parts of them don’t hold up today, they were pretty crucial in launching comic movies into mainstream. I think he meant fix in terms of cleaning up a few continuity issues, primarily the ones from X3/Origins he wasn’t involved with, and getting the franchise back headed in the right direction. (I just went back and read your article from a year ago regarding this, and its pretty clear what he means by “fix a few things”, so I’m not sure when you started expecting a reset…)

    I would love to see a completely new take on an X-men film, but I just don’t see it happening very soon. I think the marketing for this film has been pretty good, not showing too much, but letting the casual movie fans know about the scope of it. I really thought this trailer would calm most of the fans concerns, but some are still hung up on how Xavier is sometimes walking and Beast sometimes not blue… if its not explained in the film then OK, its a problem. I just don’t think we need to know everything before seeing it. I remember going into First Class knowing practically nothing about it (I wasn’t so immersed in the day to day of filming back then, so I’m not sure if it was available) and being blown away by it. Too often nowadays the trailers spoil too much of a film…

    I know you guys have mentioned before that Anthony Ocasio doesn’t have the tech necessary to join you guys for your Trailer breakdowns, but can you guys work on remedying that? I just can’t imagine all of his hilarious insights that are being missed… or maybe bring it up during the podcasts to see if he has anything to add?

    I’m seeing Noah tomorrow, I’m not religious at all, but I love Ancient Aliens, and I’ve heard parts of the movie are inspired by the Book of Enoch, which is frequently referenced during Ancient Aliens. I like looking at the biblical stories from the perspective of the “ancient astronaut theory”, and based on your descriptions of the rock monsters/fallen angels I’m enthusiastic!

  7. Kofi Outlaw is awesome,(read as if everything is awesome, bad joke but got to do it).

    • Agreed. Love the f*ck out of Kofi.

  8. 1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    2. Divergent
    3. Noah
    4. Muppets Most Wanted
    5. The Grand Budapest Hotel
    10. The LEGO Movie

  9. Interesting discussion about Noah, Kofi and Ben. I liked how you talked about how this movie treats faith, Ben, and how faith can sometimes be in real life.
    As a fundamentalist Christian missionary, I believe the Biblical story of Noah to be a factual, historical account of events. I knew from first hearing about this film to expect more of a retelling not a straight Bible to film adaptation. Even the trailer had a disclaimer basically saying that “this is not the Biblical account, see that in Genesis”. I went in expecting that. I quite enjoyed Noah as a film, including the extra elements, such as the watchers.
    A part of the film I take issue with is how in certain parts it makes people think it is quoting or adapting directly from the Bible when it is really still Aronofsky’s retelling. For example the creation scene, as is going through the account, it switches the order of creation and shows images of evolving creatures to support theistic evolution all the while seeming to quote word for word from the Bible. (I actually do like how it seemed to specifically set apart man from animals by ending the evolution scenes before man and stating that he was created in God’s, or Creator’s, image). So places where it was purporting to be Biblical but not being so ticked me off a bit.
    All in all, this was a quality film for me with thought provoking portions. Like Ben, I am glad for the talking point that this film has provided. It gets people thinking about their own faith. What I usually expect with all films that are of a Biblical or faith nature is for there to be parts which don’t represent my particular faith. I believe that there is an absolute truth regarding God and faith that one day will be revealed to everyone. I concede that right now we all “see through a glass darkly” with these faith matters and no one has the entire truth, while at the same time I believe humans have the faculties to reason and discover what is true, and both I and others should be open other’s views towards finding what is right. Sure I disagree on certain points with other believers, but those beliefs aren’t mine “just because I believe so” but because I have come to that conclusion through study, research, logical thinking, and of course through faith which is backed up in the Bible (which is itself backed up for me in more study and research). Something either is true or it’s not true. Not all religious beliefs can be equally right.
    I personally believe Christianity to be true and as a missionary in Mexico I try foremost to help others to a faith in Jesus and focus less on the differences between denominations and doctrines. Once people have started the journey of knowing Jesus and faith for themselves, their study of the Bible and relationship with Jesus will lead them to more truth.

  10. Box Office Battle
    #1 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    #2 Noah
    #3 Divergent
    #4 Mr. Peabody & Sherman
    #5 The Grand Budapest Hotel
    #10 Sabotage

  11. Captain American 2 is really good. I can’t wait to hear Rob taking childish pot shots against it and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for months to come!

    • I can’t tell if this is a joke or plain ‘ol trollish hypocrisy.


      Coined it!

      • This is #nojoke. Your #SnideRemarks and #sarcasm are growing #tired. Perhaps you should take more #vacations and let more #guests on when it comes time to review #Marvelproperties in the #future? As #Scotty on #StarTrek would say, these are the #ConcreteGaloshes on an otherwise fantastic #podcast. #ConstructiveCriticism

  12. Box Office Battle
    1. Captain America 2
    2. Noah
    3. Divergent
    4. Muppets Most Wanted
    5. Mr. Peabody and Sherman
    10. Sabatoge

  13. Hey guys. Top notch podcast, as usual. Loved the discussion around DoFP. I tend to agree with you on your speculation. I think Kofi hit it spot on when he said that we want to see love for the franchise since X-Men brought comic book movies to the mainstream. Seems a shame they lost their way with X3 and the Wolverine solo films. I am hoping they get it right once again. Fingers crossed!

    I do have to ask if you guys have selective amnesia about the Wachowski sibs. They have not directed a worthwhile film since the first Matrix. The sequels were terrible, Speed Racer was a nightmare, and Cloud Atlas, though ambitious, was pretentious and incoherent. Yes, I agree, they can creat amazing visuals but is that what we want for a Marvel or DC film? Not if we want good storytelling to go along with the amazing visuals.

    Frankly, I hate to say it, but I think their time is done. They’ve written good movies, but any studio that hands them the pen and the camera (and a bag full of cash) is simply asking to lose their shirts.


    • Although I enjoyed Cloud Atlas and Speed Racer I have to say that I like to pretend Matrix 2&3 didn’t exist (though I have named a machine on my Matrix ‘Persephone’ and she’s in 2)

      Agreed – can’t just hand them a bag of cash. But with that said, I’m going to see the film anyway even though I don’t know much about it. I just know they did it and Tatum (and no I’m not a Tatum fangirl) and Kunis is in it.

  14. I loved your Noah discussion. I already wanted to see the film but now I REALLY want to see it. Side note: I’m a Christian and when I discuss religion with people I DO mix creationism and evolution. He created and it evolved. And I also believe God’s ‘days’ are different than ours. Like for example – Pluto never even made it to a year – since a year is 1 revolution around the sun and it didn’t make it before we weren’t ‘up! not a planet’

    Anyway, thank you! Now I have to make the choice between Noah or a second viewing of Captain America lol

  15. You guys forgot, about the trouble’s they had with the production of ‘ Noah’. it went over budget at one point then it didn’t do to well on test screenings because of the subject matter, I saw it and it kinda reminded me of what happen with ‘ World War Z’ how everyone kinda wrote off as being a disaster, and they pulled it off in my opinion, I enjoyed it. I had a chance to visit a friend that was working while they were filming in Brooklyn, in the studio I work for, while the budget problem was going on and I think this is one Darren Aronofsky better filmed films.