THE PLOT THUS FAR
A man is chosen by his world’s creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Noah” is an incredible movie about taking the words of accepted mythology and crafting a story that does them justice. While most treat the issue as a hot potato, I’ve got to give support to Aronofsky and Handel for crafting a film that stands as an epic in every sense of the word. Crowe’s Noah is an angry man that doesn’t fit into society. When he receives a message from a greater Celestial power, he takes it upon himself to willingly doom his fellow man. There’s the issue of interbreeding and the need for some outside gene stock that gets touched upon. Just don’t think about that or the Nick Nolte voiced angel too hard.
Biblical movies are always such a hotbed anymore. The devoted want boring tales that pay slavish lip service to the same lifeless text, while the non believers want to either see a judgmental takedown or something pertaining to their tastes. When we get a cross pollination that takes both personalities into play, the end result is that you have a lively bunch of people proclaiming that they’ve seen better. Honestly, I know that Noah will go ignored when the Oscars roll around again. The film was scheduled weird without making a big splash on the mainstream. As such, it will be years before people really study and understand the flawed Noah that Crowe portrayed.
The Blu-Ray comes with a series of featurettes as the special features. Plus, you get a DVD and Digital HD copy. The DTS-HD 7.1 master audio track stands among the best I’ve heard all year. At this point, I’m willing to proclaim it the strongest track of 2014. The 1080p transfer is insanely smooth and sports no flaws. Play it low when in a mixed group, as the constant storm noises made my dog go nuts. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: 07/29/2014