This is not your father’s father’s father’s father’s father’s father’s father’s father’s father’s father’s father’s father’s Noah.
This is a “Noah” for the 21st century, one of the most dazzling and unforgettable biblical epics ever put on film.
It’s also already ticking off some people, including a few who haven’t actually seen the film before deciding it is blasphemous propaganda.
What it actually is is a movie — a stylized but never disrespectful take on one of the most well known stories in the history of civilization.
Director and co-writer Darren Aronofsky has delivered a bold, visually stunning, emotionally involving and sometimes just plain loony interpretation of the legendary tale from the Book of Genesis of the man and the ark and the two-of-every-kind animals and the 40 days and nights of rain. This is a biblical epic with an apocalyptic look, filled with thunderous special effects and amazing sets. “Noah” looks as pricey and ambitious as a “Lord of the Rings” movie and sometimes plays like the Old Testament as filtered through a “Braveheart” lens…
If you arranged all the plot elements in “Sabotage” in linear fashion and started pinning photos to a bulletin board and then you added charts and diagrams connecting the carnage and identifying the culprits as they do in movies like, well, “Sabotage,” you’d be left scratching your head and realizing this is some bat-bleep crazy stuff, and not all of it can be explained.
Like how did that body wind up THERE, and why did THAT villain stuff that corpse THERE, and how in the world did that RV end up OVER THERE anyway?
But this brutal, bloody, dark and at times gruesomely funny thriller isn’t some David Fincher-esque mood piece where all the clues come together at the end. It’s more like a modern-day, Georgia version of a spaghetti Western, with the 66-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger actually donning a cowboy hat at one point to drive home the point…
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