...enough with biblical stories....too much cgi...this movie will spell doom at the box office.
Actors that don't look remotely Hebrew, hmmmm....
Aronofsky is a terrific filmmaker, but this is one of the most underwhelming trailers of recent memory.
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"I knew you'd say that"...*BLAM!*
OR going for Cecil B. DeMille. Bad trailers don't make bad movies and that's about all there is to go on. Despite the religious aspect, and the coolness to hate it, the story/myth is still cool and could be fun to watch and no more loony than The Avengers or any Disney song and dance.
The trailer touched on something Sunday School glosses over and that's the "fact" that other people had to line up and be told by Noah "No, you can't get on my boat."
So I guess all of that is just too complicated and uncomfortable deal with, so let's make 'em all white. Oh well.
Early buzz is bad, but you never know if that is due to crap being shoveled out by rival studios.
Guys, keep your personal religious beliefs off of AVS. If you're not specifically discussing the film, move along. Remember to be respectful of others.
This will be the only warning...
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Agreed. I actually think it has potential given the cast. Crowe almost stole the show in MOS and I think he could really deliver in this role. Most important thing to me is to keep it relatively close to the true story, if that can be done wile delivering solid performances I can accept the subpar CG.
This is a true story? Or do you mean a story true to its source?
What impressed me about the trailer was how nothing changed from before the flood to our world after the flood. A missed opportunity to be sure.
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I had a similar thought, but didn't want to go there, and I took it to mean preserving the story as it is true to its source.
I really do hope this movie is a good one.
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"Too much is almost enough. Anything in life worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards."
Still, as some of you mentioned, I also do not expect much of it.
Muslims hate it because the story of Moses is mentioned in the Koran "and therefore not suitable for artistic depiction". One Egyptian cleric has already targeted it with a fatwa. Aronofsky better hire a bodyguard.
One conservative Christian organization, the National Religious Broadcasters, threatened to boycott the film unless Paramount put out a marketing disclaimer. Without telling Aronofsky, the studio decided to modify advertising materials by saying the movie was "inspired by" the story of Noah rather than be seen as literal scripture.
The handful of religious critics who saw the film before Monday's premiere have singled out several of the film's creations for particular condemnation. Jerry Johnson, the president of the NRB, said in part he was put off by a "Noah" montage suggesting that evolution and creationism are not mutually exclusive and that Noah wasn't "righteous" enough.
Like other early naysayers, Johnson was also bothered by the film's suggestion that stewardship of the earth - Noah and his family are vegetarians, and the antediluvian planet (the film shot in barren landscapes in Iceland) has been ravaged by misuse - is somehow inconsistent with the Bible and is thus "phony."
So it looks like the biggest audience for this film is going to be.... atheists!