Director: Darren Aronofsky
Starring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly
In the beginning... Let's start off by saying this movie is based on a short story written by God and taken from his/her best selling science fiction book 'The Bible'. Now that's out of the way and you know where I stand on religion, can I also say that as far fetched as the facts are, I can still appreciate a good story and the message it was meant to send.
It was a bold move by Darren Aronofsky taking on this epic and I was hoping with his track record of deep and meaningful movies, this would have been up there with 'The Fountain'. He sort of got there with this one, but I felt the path taken was a little too Hollywood in the end for my liking.
I loved the dream sequences and thought they could of had more of them to bring us closer to an answer. Still I have to admit Aronofsky does take on a very original approach for a biblical tale and this version is so much better than any straight forward retelling as done by previous movie makers.
It was always going to be tough giving credibility to this movie. I'm sure everyone was waiting to see how the hell all those animals were going to fit? So then once you see how simple the solution was, the science fiction/fantasy approach to the whole film didn't seem that silly after all.
Sure the "Watchers' looked like stoned Transformers and spoke like TreeBeard, but look at it this way; God created the universe in 7 days, who are we kidding!. At the end of the day this is a top sci-fi/fantasy movie with a little bit of Darren Aranosky creative insight into why we are all here... again. Let's not fuck it up. ROB