4 April 2014

Noah 1

Everybody knows the story of Noah’s Ark. God tells a man that a great flood is coming and he must build a ship to carry two of every animal to safety during a flood of forty days and forty nights. 

Director of The Wrestler and Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky, reimagines him as ‘the first environmentalist’ in his new biblical epic. Based on the graphic novel by Niko Henrichon & co-writer Ari Handel, Noah must battle the mythical Watchers to save his family and survive the flood.

Beginning in a desolate, post apocalyptic, dystopian world Noah is ‘an ambitious piece of work’ with Russell Crowe’s Noah as a ‘a wise man, a survivor, protecting his family like the grizzled father in Cormac McCarthy's The Road’.

The film has been criticised and praised in equal measure by religious groups from around the world. The Pope met with a delegation from the film in the Vatican to discuss the movie after Russell Crowe’s twitter campaign to encourage him to see the movie.

Empire Magazine describes the film as ‘Inventive, ambitious, brutal and beautiful: a potent mythological epic’ with critic Richard Roper calling Noah ‘one of the most dazzling and unforgettable Biblical epics ever put on film.’

Tickets for the film are available now from the Box Office, online and by phone on 0871 902 5737.