Noah: An Epic Flood of False Drama

The Gravettian Goddess

I love Darren Aronofsky. I recently saw the Black Swan and was mesmerized and captivated. I saw Pi and Requiem for a Dream years ago, and both movies still stick with me.

I love Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly. I think they’re two of the best actors alive today, and they were brilliant together in A Beautiful Mind.

And I love the retelling of mythology and explorations of the changing meanings of myth through time and cultural shifts. I love it so much so that that is the major focus of my published works.

So I thought, with this perfect storm of talent and theme, that Noah was going to be one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. I was eagerly anticipating this movie to do for the Old Testament what Last Temptation of Christ did for the New Testament.

Instead what I got was a disjointed knockoff of…

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