REVIEW: Noah

Photo: Paramount Pictures

Photo: Paramount Pictures

(I preface this review by admitting I have only an elementary knowledge of the Biblical tale of Noah and his ark. My primary concern is not with how literal, inaccurate, religious, or blasphemous the new Noah is, but solely with how strong or weak a movie I felt it to be.)

Chris Luckett

There is a long history of religious movies, dating nearly a hundred years. And for nearly as long as there have been religious movies, there have been movies that tackle religion controversially, from The Last Temptation of Christ and Water to Monty Python’s The Life of Brian and Dogma. Noah, directed by the polarizing Darren Aronofsky, seems destined to join such lightning rods, though the liberties it takes in its adaptation threaten to alienate it from both the religious and the secular. Continue reading