Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Main Players: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth
General Gist: The title is pretty self explanatory. However, this "based" not an actual replication.
Deb's Take: This movie was quite a different experience than I expected. Obviously, there is a book that the story is based on...I haven't read the book, but I have heard the story over and over again in my life. I think there was controversy over how this story was told. Here is my take. Noah is a bible story, we all have the basic idea and beliefs of what happened. Hollywood decided to tell the story with a different spin. That is what movies do, tell stories in a new way. I don't think anyone said the movie was a "true recollection of specific actions". I went into the movie really having no idea what I would truly see.
The movie was done in a Sci-Fi sort of way. Some crazy creatures were formed, some pretty evil people were portrayed, and it was all done with Hollywood flare. I was actually quite impressed with the casting, some pretty big names. I also thought the acting was good. I found some enjoyment seeing this story told with a new spin. I didn't feel the movie was being disrespectful to Christianity, I wasn't turned off by the approach. That being said, I'm not a huge Sci-Fi sort of gal, so all in all the movie wasn't something that impressed me. I felt like it got a little long, it was lacking meaningful relationships, and the bottom line lessons were not touching, like I feel they could have been.
If you are going to see the story of "Noah" as represented in the bible, you may want to reconsider, or at least don't get offended, because that's not what you'll see.
Deb's Rate: Rent It