- 30 min
Noah is a 2014 epic biblical drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky, starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, and Emma Watson. The film is an adaptation of the story of Noah's Ark from the Bible's Book of Genesis, with some artistic liberties taken by the director. The film follows the titular character Noah, a devout man who is chosen by God to save humanity, along with his family, from an impending apocalyptic flood that will destroy all life on earth, as a punishment for humanity's sins. Noah is convinced that he must follow God's command to the letter and build an ark to preserve a pair of every animal species on earth, while leaving the rest of humanity to face their fate.
Noah's mission is not an easy one, as he faces resistance from those who do not share his faith, as well as internal struggles, as he grapples with God's will and the moral implications of his task. Noah's family also faces challenges, as they try to come to terms with leaving everything they know behind and living in isolation on the ark for many months.
The film portrays Noah as a complex and flawed character, who is torn between his duty to God and his compassion for humanity. Noah's love for his family and his desire to do what is right leads him to make difficult choices, including some that may not align with his original mission.
The film also highlights the themes of environmentalism and stewardship, as Noah sees the flood as a punishment for humanity's destruction of the earth, and believes that the ark and the preservation of animal species are a chance for humanity to redeem itself and start anew.
The cinematography of the film is stunning, with breathtaking landscapes and intricate details in the design of the ark and the animals. The special effects used to portray the animals and the flood are also impressive, adding to the film's epic scope and creating a sense of awe and wonder.
The performances by the cast are also noteworthy, with Russell Crowe delivering a nuanced and powerful portrayal of Noah, and Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson providing strong supporting roles as Noah's wife and daughter-in-law, respectively. Anthony Hopkins also makes an appearance in the film, adding his gravitas to the role of Methuselah, Noah's grandfather.
Overall, Noah is a visually stunning and thought-provoking film, that offers a unique perspective on a biblical story that has been retold countless times. The film's exploration of themes such as faith, morality, and stewardship, make it more than just a retelling of a familiar story, and elevate it to a universal tale that is relevant to audiences of all beliefs and backgrounds.
Noah is a 2018 animated movie with a runtime of 30 minutes.