RATING - 3/5
If the movies were just about sublime technicalities such as cinematography, production design and optical effects, then Darren Aronofsky's "Noah"- the director's own interpretation of the biblical character from the Book of Genesis in the Bible- would be championed as one of the greats. It's one of those movies that suggests if the technology was available to the filmmakers fifty years ago it might have been used in other epics like "Cleopatra", "Ben Hur" and maybe even "Lawrence of Arabia" (no movie takes two years to make these days and they probably wouldn't have then if they had all the tools). Except we are glad it wasn't available because a) they were crafted mainly with real features and designs and b) they had to provide more interesting stories for their actors to tell. "Noah", in places, is beautifully mounted and has a beautiful message, but the magic is somewhat undone by a convoluted and uneven story.
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