Review: Noah

Noah

Darren Aronofsky is a film maker who has made some of my all time favourite films, Requiem for a Dream and The Fountain being two of them. His films are not always pleasant to watch but always leave a lasting impression. He’s able to craft a story and a message in such a way that resonate, and characters who are at once larger than life and relatable. Noah is a good example of these skills, though maybe not the best he’s done.

I am just going to say this above the fold though: you should see this movie if you get a chance. I’m about to tell you that it’s good but not great but here’s the thing: we don’t see films like this much. This is a weird movie that takes a story held sacred by many (literally sacred, not Trekkies and Star Trek sacred) and re-imagines parts of it, changes others, and plays with the motivations and struggles of the lead character. It’s a big effects movie with creatures and animals and battle scenes but it’s not a tent pole action movie. TL;DR version, this movie represents a unique film maker taking a lot of chances and a studio taking a chance on him, this is the type of behaviour we need to support. Good? Good.

Now on to the review.

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Stuck In Love Looks Like a RomCom

Stuck in Love

You know that RomCom where the older man is still in love with but has to learn to appreciate his ex, and the younger generation in the movie are just learning about what love is and what it really means?

Yeah, you’ve probably seen this movie before. The thing about this movie is that it’s the type that can be truly awful but it can also be really good. Hopefully it falls into the latter category.