Synopsis: A retelling of the well-known bible story about a man given the task by The Creator to save all that is good in the world before it is destroyed by flood.
Main Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connolly, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins
The Hype: Its been a while since a bible story was brought to the big screen (other than the Christmas story of course) and I guess this was as good as any to get the big budget treatment. Not a massive success in the box office though this one…
What I Thought: …and its easy to see why. Despite the cast which is really good, the film itself was pretty poor. There are bits in the story that I certainly don’t remember from being taught it as a child which did make it kind of confusing in places, particularly at the start but the jist of the story is the same. What let this down for me were the special effects. There are some real moments of shoddy workmanship that seem to have been just swept under the carpet in order for the film to make its deadline leaving me to take the opinion that this was just a paycheck movie for all concerned and that no real pride was taken in it.
Conclusions: Basically, it’s not exciting enough to keep your interest at its highest peak throughout the duration of the film and the special effects just made it worse in all honesty. I am sure there are some films on my hard drive that will easily beat this one in terms of enjoyment.