Thursday, September 18, 2014
250 Words or Less: Noah (2014)
Darren Aronofsky enters a studio exec's office.
STUDIO: "Black Swan was a big hit! Oscars, box office...What would you like to do next?"
DARREN: "I'd like to do a Biblical epic, but a different kind of Biblical epic. One that meditates on the Old Testament god of wrath, on ancient faith versus modern faith, on notions of sin and purity and the struggle to discern what god wants from us."
STUDIO: "Sounds risky."
DARREN: "It is, but even if it's bad, it'll be interesting enough to be worth seeing."
STUDIO: "Would you be willing to make it, like...90% Avatar, maybe with some Y.A. fantasy romance thrown in?"
DARREN: "How about 50%?"
STUDIO: "80% and you've got a deal."
STUDIO: "Great. Here's $125,000,000."
2 out of 5 stars.
Noah is now available on home video for the confusion of family movie nights everywhere. It's interesting enough to be worth seeing.