On the home front, poor Seth has been so unwell with a raging sore throat and head cold, Zoe is up to her eyeballs in VCE work on an epic scale and Craig is feeling the work day blues. But right now I just love 'em all intensely, because they've just championed through and soldiered on and generally made things relatively stress free given the insane circumstances this week.
It is times like this that I pat myself on the back for creating such amazing kids with awesome coping skills, and I thank the God's for Craig because he is always a pillar of strength even when he is feeling shitty himself.
It's nice to be able to rest my head on a bed of calm amid a world of calamity. Got so family nostalgic this week that I even got my biblical viewing on, what is happening to me?
Release Date: 2014
Running Time: 138 mins
I won't lie, it was the lure of Darren Aronofsky that got me here, not the thought of a good bible story or Russell Crowe. And I have to say that I was really impressed with both the quality and the tastefulness in which this story was handled.
You do not need to be religious to enjoy this movie. It is not bible bashing or trying to convert the viewer in any way, so don't let pre-conceptions hold back from a viewing. I seriously doubt that you need me to run you down on the story line here, but for those of you that have just landed on planet Earth, it's about a man named Noah saving two of every creature in the world from an apocalyptic flood in a giant boat that he builds because his creator told him to do it.
Sounds like a good myth? Well it is, and it translates beautifully as one. Aronofsky has been both religiously sensitive and exceptionally clever in his portray of very early man. The thought that has clearly gone into the design of the animals, the execution of the angels and the ideal of a creator is quite amazing. This movie translates very well.
Russell Crowe is the most enjoyable I've seen him since Gladiator, Jennifer Connolly makes a convincing wife and Emma Watson and Logan Lerman add merit as the next generation of Seth.
FINAL SAY: A wonderful mythical retelling
3.5 Chili Peppers