(This review may contain spoilers).
Considering the last film I saw based on the story of Noah, I was a bit hesitant about watching this one. I probably wouldn’t have watched it if my friend hadn’t wanted to and insisted I watched it with her.
I have to say, I was surprised by how much I liked watching this film. Although I felt there were some instances of too-modern language (‘lunatic escaping’, for instance), there was a really good, ancient historical feel to this film.
I liked seeing Noah’s relationship with his wife and sons. I was a bit disappointed not to see too much of the sons’ wives, although it was nice to see that each of his sons had their own personality.
I did feel some sympathy towards Noah’s family. The Bible story of Noah doesn’t really go into much detail about how Noah’s family reacted to the Ark and I felt this movie did a good job of portraying his family’s reactions. It was nice to see that, eventually, they all came together.
I found myself drawn into this movie really easily. I felt the actors did a really good job of portraying the characters they played. The setting came across really well, too, in my opinion. I found myself quite absorbed into this movie and I was able to understand and empathise with the characters.
There were a few actors I recognised in this movie, but it took me a little while to place one of them and two others, I’m still not sure where I saw them before.
I did think the film moved a little slow at the beginning, but as the storyline progressed, it seemed to all speed up a bit. I felt the movie ended at a good point… but I had originally thought it was going to be turned into a television series and was disappointed that it wasn’t.