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a fun fantasy film
on 16 October 2016
Although based on the Biblical story of the flood, this film is essentially a fantasy epic. And as fantasy, this is an entertaining movie full of action and adventure. It's an apocalyptical story, with God deciding to bestow chaos on the world - destroying hitherto creation, aside from the survivors on Noah's Ark. And the film focuses on Noah and his family, as they build the Ark. All goes well, until many thousands of men and women seek to survive the flood by boarding the Ark. To prevent this, Noah relies on the assistance of the Watchers (fallen angels). Once the flood has occurred, Noah expects humans to become extinct ... believing that the human species is underserving of living in the newly-formed creation. This belief does, however, pit Noah against his family.
The basic plot is well known. Yet this film adds much by way of creative license. The acting is good, the special effects are great, and the story proceeds in a fascinating manner. So long as you're not after a literal re-telling of the Biblical tale, and to the extent that you're willing to engage in fantasy, then I recommend this movie.