Just when I’m overdoing it a bit with my t-shirt out on the deck this past weekend because the temperature had finally climbed above 55 degrees, I hear it’s going to snow this week! Come on world. At least there are some decent flicks starting to pop up to offer some relief. This week we’ve got floods and drug cartels.
Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at what This Rotten Week has to offer.
Rotten Watch Prediction
Want to see the flood? Check out the trailer for Noah:
For his visions, Noah sets out to build a big ass boat, and grab two of every living thing as the water washes out a generally unthankful human existence. (We could probably use another one of those soon) It’s the story from Genesis and frankly, this flick looks pretty damn good. Directed by Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan-87%, The Wrestler-98%), Noah marks a shift for him into a big budget, big spectacle affair. And it looks like he mostly pulls it off. You know I mean it because when I first heard they were making this story into a movie I thought it sounded ridiculous.
It looks like, first and foremost, Aronofsky nailed the lead perfectly with Russell Crowe playing a generally reluctant but strong titular character. Additionally, the tone, setting and scope all seem to be there as well, a darker film full of impending doom. I’m intrigued. Not gaga. But intrigued.
Early reviews are generally positive though not overwhelmingly so. The tenor of most is that the film is ambitious and well done, but with its flaws. That is to say: it isn’t perfect. I think reviews trend well over the course of the week with people lauding Crowe’s performance but having reservations about much Aronofsky tries to accomplish. And remember, when the rains starting falling head on down to the pier. I’ll try and squeeze you in.