Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky’s new film, Noah, has everything from secret stowaways and surprise babies to a kooky grandfather and giant rock monsters. Suffice to say, if you are looking for a faithful rendition of the famous biblical tale, this is not it. Black Swan is bizarre and unsettling. Noah is just bizarre.
The film does have the names and biblical genealogy down pat, as well as science’s current best guess as to what the ark would have looked like — basically, a big box. But that’s where the similarities to the actual Bible story end. In the movie, Noah (Russell Crowe) is a beefy badass who fights off bloodthirsty descendants of Cain and commands armies of Watchers, who are fallen stone angels who actually fight on the side of humanity.
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