Following an intro from the adorably goofy Emma Watson, Noah tells the tale of...erm...Noah (Russell Crowe), who lives with his wife...erm...Mrs. Noah? (Jennifer Connelly) and his son (Logan Lerman). As Noah realises the prophecy, that the world should drown in a horrific storm, he builds an ark and gathers two of every animal, as well as his family and others, but it’s not long before Ray Winstone and his army plan to steal the ark and survive.
It’s a story that everyone knows, which might put some people off seeing it. But Darren Aronofsky is master film maker, most recently blowing people away with his immense psychological thriller Black Swan. You may love or hate Noah, but there’ll be no denying just how beautiful it looks. The cinematography is fantastic and the visuals perfect. It boasts a very good cast too, with Russell Crowe as leading man (More often than not a good sign). Jennifer Connelly can be annoying sometimes but hopefully pulls it out big for this one, and Ray Winstone looks to make a menacing villain. Two of Britain’s other finest actors, Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins also star in the film, however their appearances are kept brief. Never the less, there’s no doubt Hopkins will work his magic and Watson has grown to become quite the actress since Harry Potter, evidenced by the impeccable The Perks of Being a Wallflowers. Unlike her co-stars, she’s fully shaken off the shadow of Hermione Granger and become her own person.
Noah is released this year, and looks to be quite the epic.