Questions are very simple to ask, but it is the answers that consume a person's time and energy.
Who is Noah? Many, including me, vaguely know the story of Noah. For me, he is a man chosen by God to save Life from a flood which purpose was to punish humans for their committed sins.


However,Darren Aronofsky does not only ask questions, he thinks hard to try and answer them. His movie is a journey in the life of a simple man with a great burden to hold and a heavy task to achieve. 
The story that we know is very general and does not explain the ways in which he accomplished his mission, nor the feelings and difficulties that he suffered while doing it. It is general to the extent of undermining one's common sense. Aronofsky did not accept that  because he saw in Noah a fascinating character, someone worth travelling into the depth of his complexity. Apart from the religious view, or myth for some, no one knows what really happened in that ark and everyone has the right to imagine it and try to understand it. Darren Aronofsky does that in a magnificent way. 
His imagination is far beyond the story and his approach to the unknown is very realistic in terms of the human's psychology and very creative in terms of the ways in which Noah built his ark. He respects the intelligence of the viewer.

As for the acting, Russell Crowe depicts the struggle of a man with a huge responsibility, convinced that all humans, including him and his family, are evil and deserve to be punished by death, a man absorbed by the task in hand and blinded by his will to serve his Creator. Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson were not much impressive; they deliver a passable performance that could have been better in some scenes.

I appreciate an unconventional movie and a director who does not aim to please the masses and Noah did not disappoint me.

Rating: 4/5



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