From the Bible to the big screen

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Kat Gorospe

(MCT Campus)

There’s an Ark, a flood, a pair of every animal on Earth, and one man chosen to be in charge of it all.

Noah.

Many people know the summary of who exactly Noah is, but others don’t know the exact details of what happened.

How long did it take to build the Ark? Who helped him? Who was against him? Did he have a family? What happens after the flood?

I can sadly say I’m one of those people that never read the Bible enough to know the answers to those essential questions. However, the film “Noah” gave me a great insight into what the story was really about, while keeping me on the edge of my seat.

Actor Russell Crowe stars as Noah, where we learn the real struggles and blood, sweat, and tears that was put into the task given by God. Crowe was a great fit for the part physically and emotionally. After starring in “Gladiator” and “Robin Hood”, it’s clear he can show anger and frustration when he needs to; and his beard and clothing added great personality to his character.

It wasn’t a surprise to see actor Logan Lerman as Noah’s middle child, Ham. He also fit his character since he is the lead in “The Lightning Thief” series and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”. Even though the movies are different, he plays a young boy who always seems to be out of place in all three films.

However, Douglass Booth and Emma Watson seemed to take the show. The duo worked nicely together throughout the film and, personally, left me in tears and gritting my teeth at their shocking personal situation that you’ll just have to see for yourself.

Walking into the theater, I had no expectations other than the fact that there would be a lot of screaming and water.

Leaving the theater, I felt exhausted yet amazed. The movie was more action-packed than what I was prepared for, and the visual effects left me in awe. Not only did the animals and landscape make me feel like I was right there, but the storyline was told in quick flashbacks with silhouettes that were simple yet beautiful.

“Noah” left me speechless and proved me wrong. It’s definitely a must-see for anyone and will not disappoint you.

Rating: 5/5