Noah is a brilliant film by Darren Aronofsky starring Russel Crowe, Jenifer Connelly, Emma Watson, and Anthony Hopkins. It is inspired from the biblical tale, Noah's Ark. It starts off with a glimpse into Noah's childhood and moves on to his adult life with his wife and three sons. They are living in a land full of sin and violence. Noah (Crowe) gets a message from the creator and he is on his way to find his grandfather to decipher it clearly. While they are on the move they rescue an injured orphan Ila (Watson). This is where Aronofsky starts taking deviations from the traditional story. Noah's grandfather played by Anthony Hopkins helps him understand the message, which is to build an ark to save the innocent animals and his family from the flood set to destroy the world.
Darren Aronosky has taken huge liberties with the biblical tale. The story goes on at a steady pace till the interval and becomes much more intense after that. More than the brilliant visual effects of global annihilation and human destruction, the depths of human emotion hold your attention. Aronofsky's story is about human suffering and error. Although the CGI fallen angels called watchers, remind you of the Transformers, the grandeur of the film is massive. The background score heightens the emotions immensely where required.
This can be deemed as one of Russell Crowe's finest performances. Crowe plays the titular role with great finesse and makes the suffering almost real to the viewer. Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson have performed very well in their respective characters.
Overall it is a great film and deserves Claps for the brilliant cinema experience.