Flash Review: Noah [2014]


The perfect biblical adaptation for a Marvel-obsessed world; this Noah-as-action hero epic is thoroughly entertaining. Occasionally corny and overwrought (the source material is not known for restraint or subtlety, after all), but that is quickly forgotten with riveting action set pieces, impressive visuals and a very talented cast where Jennifer Conelly absolutely shines. Darren Aronofsky does a terrific job at handling the darker elements of the story, and even amidst the overload of CGI, you can tell this is the mind behind Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan.