The Secret Star of NOAH Remains Secret


Darren Aronofsky’s watery biblical epic NOAH has been sarcastically called as “Babylonian Chainsaw Massacre,” based on how Noah was “running around, not kidding, and trying to kill his whole family.”

A film that works both as a fantasy action spectacle and a deconstruction of a religious myth, spawned a lot of controversy. Moreover, Noah has been receiving a bit of a mixed reaction from critics.

I will rather shed some light on acting because Aronofsky is a great director of actors and his Black Swan did manage a bunch of acting nominations. I’m slightly disappointed with this result.

Amongst the heavy-hitter-filled cast are Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, and Emma Watson, but “from what we’ve been hearing, they aren’t enough to make a story of a really big storm and a giant boat compelling for over two hours. Even The Bible limited it to a couple paragraphs.” (Alexis Rhiannon of Crushable)

I’ll be brief. Harry Potter star has to do a lots and lots of screaming and crying in the role, we call it overacting. Moreover, with Noah older son Shem’s (Douglas Booth), uncomfortable pair play a passionate couple, which “steamy scenes” were a little too much for me.

There are completely opposite opinions on her performance, however.

Vanity Fair‘s Katey Rich develops an infatuation with the actress and points out that “Watson gives the kind of mammoth, earth-rattling performance that grown-up careers are built on.”

So, I searched around the internet and found she’s not alone, e.g. The Sacramento Bee‘s Carla Meyer feel the same way Rich does, etc.

Tempting fate can be dangerous – Watson’s 12.5 million Facebook followers make her bigger than the Pope!

As Noah came out yesterday, I don’t even know what you’re still doing sitting in front of your computer. Shouldn’t you be at the movie theater right now absorbing this masterpiece?