Noah Trailer (2014)
Trailer for Noah.
Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe stars as Noah, a man chosen by God for a great task before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world.
Noah's ark might be full of animals, but in this movie, none of them are real.
Prior to Noah being released in any country, it was banned in Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates as the government said it would contradict the teachings of Islam. The film was also banned in Egypt for violating Islamic law.
Russell Crowe said his Noah was not as nice as people perceived him to be from the Bible. The actor pointed out that although he saved the animals, he also "stood by and let the entire population of the planet perish."
Emma Watson and Logan Lerman previously appeared together in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. In that movie, the British Watson had to have an American accent, in Noah, the American Lerman had to have a British accent.
The Bible is packed full of stories that are just ripe for the big screen treatment. Whether you believe in them or not is almost irrelevant; who doesn't want to hear the tale of Daniel in the Lion's den, or how Moses parted the Red Sea?
Darren Aronofsky has chosen to tackle the story of Noah and for reasons that we shall never probably fathom, he's cast Russell Crowe in the central role. The trailer tells us all we need to know; the special effects are incredible, but the acting is not. There's not enough of Emma Watson or Jennifer Connelly in this trailer to really see what their performances are like, but Crowe just seems so wrong for the part, in my opinion.
The same can be said for Ray Winstone, who I'm more used to seeing playing a hardened criminal from the East-End of London, or a mobster boss. It seems as though Aronofsky has tried to give the story of Noah a coat of Hollywood gloss and shine, by using big names, while still attempting to stick close to the source material. As a result, I just look at this trailer and think "No thank you."
2 min 26 sec
November 14, 2013
March 28, 2014
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