‘Noah’ Review

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Viewers that are willing to give Noah a chance might find that, despite differences of opinion and belief, there’s plenty of universal value in Aronofsky’s gripping tale of good overcoming evil.

In Noah, Darren Aronofsky’s re-imagining of the biblical flood narrative, the titular patriarch loses his father, Lamech, at a young age – as “Men” (born from the lineage of Cain) attempt to purge the remaining descendants of Adam and Eve’s youngest child, Seth, from the Earth. Hidden from the Men at the time of Lamech’s slaying, Noah (Russell Crowe) grows into a kind-hearted father and husband who lives off the land – in balance with animals and plant life.

The unchecked pillaging of Earth by Man begins to spread to the isolated hillside that Noah and his family call home. Tired of Man’s rape, murder, and butchery, “The Creator” speaks to Noah in a series of visions – instructing him to protect the innocents of creation (specifically, the animals) from a forthcoming cataclysmic event designed to wipe the failure of Man from the planet. Horrified by the darkness he sees in others, Noah sets out with his family to build an ark and fulfill The Creator’s request. Yet, despite honorable intentions, the mission creates unforeseen conflict within Noah’s house, forcing him to confront his own wickedness, and question whether any man (himself and his sons included) deserves to inherit The Creator’s new world.

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Russell Crowe in ‘Noah’

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding Aronofsky’s Noah – since the film is a significant re-imagining of an iconic story from Christian, Jewish, and Muslim religious texts. Still, the director does not present his depiction as either “true” or a “more accurate” version of events; instead, he exercises the Noah narrative as an allegorical opportunity to explore the differences between ideologies of faith and human self-determination. Moviegoers who believe that reimagining religious scripture (even for the purpose of modern symbolism) undermines the message of the source text will find countless feather ruffling alterations. As a result, the changes are bound to make Noah a hard watch for viewers that would have preferred a more traditional adaptation – especially viewers who are already criticizing the movie simply because “it didn’t happen this way in the Bible.

Sadly, all of the controversy has distracted from the quality of the actual film – which presents an impactful experience for both religious and secular viewers, alike. In fact, many of the contentious changes actually make Noah a more engaging choice for moviegoers who are open to Aronofsky’s artistic vision and subject matter. The movie is neither Christian propaganda nor a threat to the bible, it’s a relatable tale of human nature and the mysteries of creation – one that actually reaffirms key themes from the original story and thought-provoking moments in the journey of a peaceful man whose life is torn apart in an attempt to do the “right” thing.

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Ray Winstone as Tubal-cain in ‘Noah’

To that end, Russell Crowe gives an engrossing performance – presenting a rich iteration of Noah: a lover, a warrior, and a bully, all in one. Aronofsky’s character isn’t just a man of honor and faith, when necessary, he’s a man of violence. The film portrays Noah as a dedicated believer willing to defend The Creator’s plan at all costs – even to the detriment of his own loved ones. The director takes Noah’s journey to its logical (albeit heart-wrenching) conclusion, even exploring the consequences of watching as humanity is destroyed, and asking: “What effect would that responsibility have on a person?”

The supporting cast is equally strong – with Ray Winstone in the role of antagonist King Tubal-cain. Winstone’s portrayal is far more complex than a standard stock villain – offering a smart juxtaposition against Russell’s Noah and outlining the major philosophical differences between Men and the few descendants of Seth who clung to faith in The Creator. Through Tubal-cain, the actor manages to balance both the wickedness of humanity with enough charisma to make his beliefs relatable – even if they are, ultimately, barbaric.

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Emma Watson as Ila in ‘Noah’

Along with solid efforts from Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, and Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson is another key standout as orphan-turned-member of Noah’s family, Ila. In addition to providing a significant amount of exposition that could have been eye-rolling in the hands of a less capable actress, Watson is responsible for one of the toughest scenes in the film – selling a major turning point with a downright dynamic performance.

To sell the scale of Noah’s task, and the subsequent flooding of the Earth, Aronofsky employed a notable amount of CGI. Fortunately, quality visual representations of the Ark, animals, and The Watchers (creatures that have been hidden from the trailers but play a major role in the film) aid in a reimagining that is both immersive and grounded. Supernatural elements, such as the aforementioned Watchers, are utilized both to enhance the emotional impact of the story while also solving challenges that might otherwise have distracted casual viewers asking a host of logistical questions. Not to mention The Watchers, which actually enjoy an intriguing and extremely relevant backstory, also allow for several of the movie’s most epic moments.

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The Ark in ‘Noah’

Select details might be different but Noah honors the scriptural source material with an inspiring tale of love and dedication in the face of unchecked darkness. Understandably, certain viewers will be frustrated (and even offended) that Aronofsky didn’t choose to develop a “faithful” retelling of the religious text; yet, for those with an open mind, Noah supplies an immersive and thought-provoking movie experience. Given the movie’s premise, it will be easy for moviegoers at extreme ends of the spectrum to dismiss the film outright – but viewers that are willing to give Noah a chance might find that, despite differences of opinion and belief, there’s plenty of universal value in Aronofsky’s gripping tale of good overcoming evil.

If you’re still on the fence about Noah, check out the trailer below:


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Noah runs 138 minutes and is Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and brief suggestive content. Now playing in theaters.

Let us know what you thought of the film in the comment section below.

For an in-depth discussion of the film by the Screen Rant editors check out our Noah episode of the SR Underground podcast.

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    • Oh, God… you couldn’t be more wrong…
      The first scene doesn’t show an angel in Eden, but a young Methuselah, fighting against humans, on Earth.
      The third scene doesn’t show a wedding, but a young Noah and his father.

  1. This movie was straight Garbage. I admit as a Pastor I was highly anticipating a strong biblical movie. I like Russell Crowe as an Actor, but had no idea of the beliefs of the films director until after the films opening. Rock monsters? Noah mixed martial artist, murderer, animal activist, what? I thought I was watching Jack Nicholson in “The Shining”. If only someone had actually read the first 10 chapters of Genesis it would have been watchable. According to God’s unchanging Word Noah is 500 years old, it takes him 100 years to build the Ark, his children are at least 100 years old with wives, and Methuselah is 969 years old, and his name means “when I die it (judgement) will come”. He dies before the flood comes. Next time tell hollywood to ask someone who knows the Word before they start the first script. And to any critics: Jesus love you.

    • Actually Hollywood was worried about the director’s version of the movie so they screen tested 3 different versions of it, but did decide in the end to go with Afosonky version which I did enjoy and some many others did as well.

      • I, too, enjoyed it.

  2. Please don’t call it ‘Noah’ if it wasn’t about Noah. I’m sure that a movie titled ‘Mohammed’s Ascension’ would be badly received unless it was accurately portrayed … There seems to be a consistent trend in deviating from the original written material (in any genre) that undermines the core of the original message.

    • Did you see this movie? It is called “Noah” because this movie is all about Noah’s thoughts & actions. In Genesis this story is explained from God’s point of view. Noah’s thoughts & opinions do not exist in the Old Testament. If you have ever heard someone tell this from Noah’s viewpoint or claim “Noah said this”, they were making up their own version just as this film does. The Old Testament themes are very much a part of this movie, but it’s a movie not a sermon.

    • Ahh! Don’t kill my babies!!!!!!

      I want to make a meme of that shot of Emma Watson crying holding her twin girls. Noah’s all crazy wielding a knife, LOL. I don’t remember reading that part when I was a kid. Oh, right, that’s just Darren Aronofsky. Too bad that frame is not available yet. I’m reminded of that funny Kevin Costner meme from Man of Steel. Don’t save me, people will notice. LOL something like that. Did you guys see that one?

  3. Noah … PC … what a joke.

  4. I saw an amazing movie tonight – Noah. It had a little bit of everything: Transformers, Lord of the Rings, Psycho, Star Wars with Yoda, 2012 Disaster Movie. There are vegetarian benefits, Jack and the Bean stalk with his magic seeds, The Shining (with crazed knife wielding Russell Crowe), cannibalism, fallen rock angels who are great boat builders. Wow, blows my mind. It was so amazing, that even though I know my Bible well, I was not sure how it would end, and a stowaway villain managed to kill one of the critters which answered the mystery “whatever happened to the unicorns?”. There is a scene where Noah is in a knife fight with his son and the evil stowaway (the evil stowaway and Noah’s son made an alliance). Methuselah slipped his grandson Noah a hallucinogenic drug beverage that enabled him to have contact with the Almighty, and of course Noah drank too many tropical fermented beverages in a cave and lost his clothes. Methuselah also meets a horrific demise while indulging his berry fetish. I did feel the producers missed an opportunity to have a large iceberg strike the ship since that would have have only enhanced the film’s titanic undertaking. Well I don’t want to give away the highlights and ruin the movie for you. I did have a few unanswered questions like, “Where did the other two sons of Noah find their wives since only one son had a wife when they entered the ark and more importantly where was Jack Sparrow? ” A fun ride if you like a good laugh, who says comedy is dead? I can’t wait for the next Hollywood Bible Movie “Samson in the Lion’s Den”.

    • Very funny review. I have no intention of seeing this farce of a movie. I believe they should have named it “National Lampoons Noah”

    • Lol. Great review. Just saw it and this movie is ridiculously awful. I only wish it had been a LITTLE bit worse, so it could have crossed over into full on “so bad it’s good” comedy.

  5. Actually, i’ve just re-read the Biblical account of Noah’s story… and far to say…it didn’t say anything… about Noah’s character…that except he was a “Righteous, Blameless among the people of HIS TIME, and he walked FAITHFULLY WITH GOD”. What is being faithful anyways? I’ve always thought, is it really that the Bible is a clear-cut, black and white story with me saying… here’s a good guy, and here’s that evil guy? And yes, there is though a misrepresentation- “you and your sons, and your wife and your sons wives with you.” SO merely it was just an expression for the director to explore the themes between the moral ambiguity inside this story…And honestly, it’s a good example (when i mean good… i’m just praising it. I don’t mean really good, or anywhere above the good…of either 1.5 good, or 0.5% good. It’s just THE good.), because we all need something to make us think for awhile… after all.

  6. Well I did comment about double standards since the Bible itself is full of extreme violence and m.u.r.d.e.r. (had to initialise it in case that’s the word that stopped the comment going through) but yeah, it disappeared into the ether.

    Anyway, I saw the movie today (only released today) and other than the Watchers and the obvious human enemy for drama, it’s the flood story as I remember being taught in Religious Studies classes from the age of about 4 until I graduated high school aged 16.

    It’s exactly like Gravity though. Visually stunning but overall, not a very good or worthwhile movie. The most excitement I felt was hearing Godzilla’s roar during the trailers (and even then, they showed the very first trailer with the HALO jump and not any of the newer ones).

    2/5 stars from me. I hope Exodus is more entertaining later in the year. This felt like sitting in those boring Religious Studies classes again but with Emma Watson and Jennifer Connolly acting their hearts out.

  7. Am I banned from giving my thoughts on seeing this movie or something? That’s TWO comments I’ve posted now and neither are showing up.

    I mean, if this isn’t some kind of attack on free speech and personal opinion, I don’t know what is. I’m not even saying anything that could be deemed offensive, just giving my thoughts on the day’s biggest movie release yet it seems I can’t even do that now unless it’s maybe extremely positive about the film in question.

    It’s stuff like this that makes me wonder why I bother after giving it a few weeks after the last time my comments stopped showing, waiting for the site to come to its senses and allow me to comment again.


    • Me too, I was blocked. I was cracking up at that comment by Timothy Hall. You made me freakin’ cry, dude! It’s cuz I was thinking the same thing. That’s how I was describing the movie to people. I mean it’s fun, it’s enjoyable. It’s not intentionally contrary or mean spirited in nature against Jesus like Last Temptation or to a lesser extent The Da Vinci Code.

      But it crossed the line, when they let all those people die without the warning: “Repent, A Flood is Coming!!” You know what, I would have been fine with the Hobbit/Transformer mash-up movie and those crazy ROCK things. Even with Jack Nicholson as Noah, “HEEEEEEEEEEEERE’S NOAH!” Or better yet make it the Homer version from Treehouse V: “All this and more on 60 Minutes!” Ahh!!!!!

      Call it a visionary license or artistic integrity. I don’t care, because Aronofsky’s a brilliant guy. So, I would of been fine with anything they ended up doing, except this whole thing of Noah fighting the people and not letting them on. It turned into a crazy Titanic situation. Everyone was clamoring to get on, and save themselves and one greedy guy, Noah, who doesn’t want to let anyone on. I’m picturing Victor Garber now. Only 8 people? Those life boats can fit fifty or sixty and you put twelve! Twelve! To be more comfortable?

      That was insanity. In the Bible, people didn’t believe him. They laughed at him for building an ark (not with rock people) in the middle of dry land. In this movie, Ray Winston and them all believed in God. That’s not what happen. Those guys laughed at him and continued in sin. Noah preached that should repent, because a flood was coming. Fear not, trust in God, because he’s providing a way out on the Ark. But they didn’t repent, and continued in sin.

      My mom said the Steve Carrel version was more accurate, and I think she’s right. At least that one intended to be a comedy, right Tim? But c’mon! Not letting anyone on the ark, and fighting the people? That’s crazy. Oh riiight, let all the insects and snakes on the ark. Who cares about people… NOAH be crazy. What’s this guy’s problem.

      I think Keenan Thompson from SNL would even say, “What’s up with that? What’s up with that? WHAT’S Ahhhhhhhhhhhhup, WHAT.. IS.. UP with THAAAAAT!”

      (cue sax music)

  8. NoAH The Movie You DON’T Want To See

    There is a first for everything. Yesterday, on my 31st birthday something happened around me that I have never before experienced. I am not talking about the dinner with the love of my life eating the love of my life, Pizza, leading up to the movie. I am not talking about the romantic walk towards each other that ended up in hot steamy kiss up against the glass of shop on the street outside the theatre. I walked to the street corner after I purchased the tickets for the movie and as I turned my head to my left I saw her, it was like the first time I had seen this woman but I felt the energy from a block away, I knew she had me in her sites. I knew she was determined to run into me, I felt compelled to meet her half way and run into her just as determined. Our bodies collided like two galaxies in outer space. There is no collision more graceful than that of two galaxies. So large, so great, so passionate that when they collide the planets that make them up never hit. The two beautiful forces of our universe dance like they are in love until they settle into one new galaxy. That was us right there on the sidewalk under the streetlight at night just like in the movies. However this is not the first I am speaking of. The night was young and the movie had yet begun. After having a few laughs at the tavern next door, we walked through the crystal clear glass that lead to our horror. With a big bag of mouthwatering popcorn in one hand and a genetically engineered fructose corn syrup soup in the other. Sitting in the third row, we were traditionally set for our feature presentation starring, Rustle Crow. At first I am moved, pulled in by the selflessness of Noah and his sons. I thought I was proud to be in this crowd, so glad to see a movie that did not promote bad. However it was at this moment that I witnessed something I had never seen before! Something that totally made sense but yet none at all. I needed to take a picture so people would believe me when I share it on social media with the world to save them from making the same mistake we made that beautiful night. To save them from not only having to watch this movie but from possibly facing the same fate of those around me. To my right it was happening. Directly in front of me it was happening, I turned to look behind me and it was happening all around me. I thought at first, its ok, this is a dream, pinch yourself you fool this can’t happen in real life. It hurt, I was not sleeping, not yet, but if I subjected myself to this anymore I could end up doing just that. Doing what all the sinners around me were doing, engaging in what seemed to be either a mass suicide attempt or possibly a slumber party. People were sleeping not only around me but on each other. The young couple to my right fell asleep leaning against each other. The mother who sat in front of me separating her husband and son started snoring. People all around were speechless as we were subjected to the glorious acting out of a phycodic script obviously written or directed by a white male animal lover who probably has small ligaments. A white man that feels inferior to woman and children. Scared that one day people will wake up and realize that this is not a white man’s world. But a natural habitat for humanity. Scared that people will realize there is no one greater than our creator who is genderless and colorless. This movie features 100% people with a white ethnic background and a man who tells his sons that he does not believe there should be kings for there is no man greater than our creator. But after the king and his men are killed by the water from above Noah becomes a King, President, Dictator, Ruler, CEO whatever you want to call it, its all the same. He decided who lives and who dies. He decides who will go and who will stay regardless of the thoughts of the people who make up his pride. A man who believes that woman are to serve man and bear children. Only if he wants them to. He cares not what other humans say, he is only interested in carrying out the decisions that take place in his own mind and claims that they are orders from above, from the almighty who works threw no one other than himself. He believes that humans are not animals, that its only ok for lions to eat other animals, for if a human eats another animal he is eating the forbidden fruit. He supports the idea that killing mass quantities of humans is justified for the humans are all sinners. My take on this movie is that if you believe you are getting orders from god, you should act them out regardless of the thoughts of others around you even if it involves killing babies that are one day old or making mankind extinct. That murdering most the world population if not all is not only justified but glorious in the evolution of our Garden of Eden which we of the modern world refer to as planet earth, the third rock from the sun.

  9. I got to see “Noah” this weekend. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

    “Noah” was, imo, a beautiful film, respectful of the themes of choices made, free will, the gift of our world, and faith (AND its dangers and rewards). I found the acting to be excellent, the story to be intense, the visuals to be stunning, and the interpretive elements to be clever. My favorite part, in fact, was Noah’s telling of the Beginning to his family…a great “Big Bang”/evolution sequence that fit in quite well with the overall feel of the film. Also, I find it curious that so many people found it to be some kind of environmental bunk when, in fact, the narrations and the visuals CLEARLY showed the true issue being Mankind’s destructive, violent, savage, selfish, greedy proclivities…just as the Biblical tale emphasized.

    All in all, a great weekend for movies…


  11. God warns us not to add or take anything away with his word. Maybe you don’t believe the Bible but it’s true just the same. I’ll never see this mockery.

  12. I saw this with my 80 year old Grandmother and we both enjoyed it, though it’s not our favorite version of this tale. She a devote Christian but had already seen every 1950′s-60′s blockbuster Bible-based movie made so she expected a Hollywood version of this story. If this inspires anyone to actually read the Genesis source for themselves I think Jews, Christians & Muslims should consider this film great for encouraging religious interest. Besides, the Old Testament never gives Noah a personality nor expresses his thoughts (because the Genesis story is only from God’s point of view), so anyone who has ever preached that “Noah said this or thought that” was making up their own version of this story too. See this film yourself. This version is filled with psychological adult themes that are more for adults than teenagers, but it is definitely a movie anyone over age 13 will enjoy.

  13. Saw this on Sunday after Church. The movie itself is made well, although some liberties were taken with the story. I wouldn’t recommend this movie as a teaching aid (the biblical flood story) but it did have some interesting character developments (although I disagree that Noah was like that). Some of the CGI was kind of hokey but overall done well. 3/5 for me.

  14. Not going to see a movie that hi-jacks the bible to fulfill its own liberal agenda-driven propaganda.

    And for those who go on about the bible being violent and “R” rate and what not. Of course its filled with that stuff. How else would you portray the sinful nature of man? Man committed sin from the very beginning, and continues to do it today. They’re moral examples. “This is not how one should act,” but if you do, if you repent and sorry for your actions, there is hope for you and forgiveness. You’re taking it out of context for your own snarky self-righteousness.

    • If you thought this film was boring, you MUST have found the Biblical account absolutely mind-numbingly boring…which makes me wonder WHY you volunteered to see a film telling a story you KNEW you wouldn’t like…and WHY you feel the need to comment on the film (as opposed to its “original”.

      • The above response should be under Sijo’s comment.

    • Dug…

      So, you haven’t even SEEN the film? It DOES, quite effectively, illustrate the violent, greedy, selfish, savage nature of humanity…giving THAT as the reason for the cleansing of the Earth.

      Before you babble nonsense, make sure you know about what you’re criticizing…

  15. So you are deleting any posts about the REAL story of Noah, but yet keep the ones that criticize it. Got it. I see what you’re about. Noted: ignore your reviews.

    • Dug…

      So…you didn’t actually bother to READ the comments before yours (this is, after all, is the THIRD page of the comments)…including those criticizing the film and critiquing its differences, whether story-wise or conceptual?

      THAT simply negates any whining complaint you bother to give.

  16. This is one BAD,BAD,BAD if you can call it a movie, I wish I could have gotten my money back. Even the creator would say NO, NO,NO.

  17. I loved how the director shows the Earth being formed and populated within a week. I think that the rapid development of the Earth happens at the end of the movie.


    • At the end of the movie, was there a rainbow? Last week, a guy told me that he saw a rainbow near the end of the movie. I don’t remember seeing it. Did I miss it? I just remember the blue sky near the end, with one of his sons wandering off yonder on an independent trek under a blue sky. Also, I remember Noah making his intoxicating grape beverage under a blue sky. But I don’t remember seeing a rainbow.

      And to repeat ad nauseum, this movie is neither biblical nor creative artistic endeavor; this movie is strict portrayal of Second Century Gnosticism with a sprinkling of Kabbalah.

  18. Really disappointed. No bible account to say in the movie.

    Robot rocks who built the boat
    a stowaway on the Ark?
    Noah finding a girl who he lets mate with his son but threatened to kill the babies?
    one of the animal species being destroyed because the stowaway ate it?
    methalusa doing magic but couldn’t find a few berries? A snakeskin passed off as a blessing?
    the list could go on and on but what really hurt me was the name God was never mentioned ever. Noah never really prayed he just looked at the sky and talked to his self. The family never bended a knee either to pray. It was just him. I also thought thst his sons had wives plural to repopulate the earth, not one girl who was barren and considered to be his daughter (adpoted). Yet he was directed by God and still had to ask his grandfather (the only accurate) thing in the movie for a second opinion.

    • Just think. All of us living humans are descended from a woman with a bizarre British accent. The horror of that alleged factoid almost is beyond comprehension!

  19. This movie was a complete piece of s***.

  20. This is a surprisingly good watch considering the storyline. A brave movie which works and keeps you interested without becoming bogged down in epic biblical none sense like so many other movies in this genre. HOWEVER……. Emma Watson has about as much dynamism as a piece of wood and is often out acted by the trees which make up the ark. Why do directors keep giving this one dimensional actress roles in movies. By the time it gets to her big scene and she lets out that gut wrenching scream I just wanted Noah to grab the babies and kick her into the sea. Still Noah is visually engaging and we’ll worth a watch.

  21. This film does not deServe a 4 star rating. It is filled with misconstrued fallacy, misleading thousands of viewers that paid to see the film on the premises that it would fulfill their desires to connect with their religious roots. At least the film should have depicted the God loving man that Noah was and the fact that his 2 sons entered the Ark with their wives. Worst movie I have ever seen.

  22. Blocked my original review, why? Because I said it was the worst movie ever!
    It was wrong to mislead people who wanted a Biblical movie.
    Noah loves God and new clearly what his mission was as did his 3 sons who entered the Ark with their wives.

  23. This movie was really great. I was surprised. It was better than most of the contradictory writing in the bible, and it had a clear message that was both epic and believable. Kudos to Aronofsky. Don’t get me wrong, the jesus stuff in the bible is mostly great. The overall message…just wonderful. LOVE, ABOVE ALL ELSE, IS THE KEY. And a lot of the parables are good. Psalms are neat. Its a good book. It’s just not real…and neither was the story in this movie. They are tales meant to entertain, while teaching us things about life and spirituality. The best thing about this movie…the only fighting has caused (so far) has been of the verbal variety…and that has been largely on the internet. So, it’s got that supposed holy book beaten on the genocide tip, right? And if we can all agree that needless violence is NOT a good thing…well, this movie wins the battle, hands down. Btw. I do believe in a God. A loving one. Just can’t avoid that the bible has caused more bloodshed than most major diseases, and I cannot be too stupid to think that it’s not just an assemblage of mostly well-intentioned stories…well there is all of that stoning and hatred of minorities…anti female sentiment…anit gay stuff.

  24. Artistic liscence is filling in the gaps with logical narrative, it is not writing a completely different story. The only thing the movie had in common with the original was the names of some characters.

    Regardless of that, it’s not a particularly good movie. Plot elements were illogical (why did Noah want to kill the baby?). Of the few that did make sense (e.g. being closer to nature) are perhaps relevant, it was almost a sideshow to the rest of the movie which invented nothing new, and failed to explore avenues it opens. Many movies before this have done a much better job of exploring these themes, for example Silent Running.

    To compare another movie about the conflict between good and evil, I Robot was much better. Although it too wasn’t about a particualr Assimov story, it used many elements from them and did not feel as if it was completely different. Having read a lot of Assimov, particularly the robot series, I can say that I considered it to be “Assimov’esk”.

    Noah had nothing in common with the original story, might as well have called it John.

  25. I just watched this – for free on amazon prime, thank goodness – and it was so much dreck. Surprised your review was so positive. There were myriad holes in the storyline. And I’m atheist so don’t care about how much it did/did not stick to the Christian viewpoint. It was simply an extraordinarily dark, grim, long BORING and inconsistent tale of – something. Wasn’t always certain. Yes – Noah went through all the emotional upheavals you described and both Crowe and Watson are obviously solid actors despite the poor script. But really, this story made me happy I had a fast forward button. I could not have survived this in the theater, it was that bad. Don’t even get me started on the stone, transformer like Watchers. Geesh. What a waste of time.