Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Noah

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Noah – Opening March 28, 2014

There’s nothing quite like a biblical epic. Almost everyone who spent even a few years in Sunday school, no matter what religion or demonization, knows the story of Noah, who was chosen to survive, along with many animals, when the world was deemed deserving of being destroyed. This isn’t a cutesy two-by-two story, however, instead a dark, seemingly violent film about the despicable nature of humanity and the great threat posed to Noah and his family before the flood. After many questioned his casting as Javert in last year’s Oscar-nominated “Les Miserables,” Russell Crowe looks like a much better fit for this patriarchal role, plenty experienced with Ridley Scott at the helm in “Gladiator” and “Robin Hood,” among others. Here, he’s paired with director Darren Aronofsky, who has quite an eclectic resume. After quieter dramas “Black Swan” and “The Wrestler,” Aronofsky returns to grander territory like that of the awesome “The Fountain” with this blockbuster tale. Crowe is reunited with his “A Beautiful Mind” costar Jennifer Connelly, with the couple once again playing husband and wife, and joined by Emma Watson, who has been taking terrific parts since wrapping the Harry Potter series, in a role that is hardly as biblically inspired. Anthony Hopkins once again takes on the role of the harbinger of things to come with a booming voice, and hopefully this action tale can remember what it’s based on and not lose sight of that in the aim of becoming a big-budget blockbuster. It hardly demands to be seen, but this could be an extremely packed and exciting ride if done right.

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