by Ken B.
The story of Noah’s Ark is probably one of the more cinematically inclined Bible stories – a building of a giant boat, animals of every kind, a giant flood destroying the earth – $130 million has gone into Darren Aronofsky’s production, Noah. Aronofsky worked with Paramount, a strange move for the usually independent filmmaker. Russell Crowe occupies the titular role, accompanied by a quite impressive cast. Based on the trailer released by Paramount the other day, it looks somewhat enticing. I can definitely see potential pacing problems based on the overall spine of the film as depicted in its trailer.
It doesn’t scream of anything especially good, but will do well in pleasing its audience and receiving a decent profit upon its release in March. It should be interesting to see what kind of conversation begins to develop as the date draws nearer.