Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ has long promised a big budget, blockbuster take on the biblical narrative. And the director has spoken of incorporating Midrash and Rabbinic commentaries into a truer representation of the material. He told The Playlist, immediately after production wrapped, “In the Bible the story is only a couple of pages, and the perception we have of it in the West is more as a children’s toy — an old man with a long beard and animals two by two on the boat. And there’s so much more to the story than that… there’s a lot of clues there about what the story means.”
That was the tip of the iceberg, as reports surfaced of six-armed angels and accurate ark dimensions. But does it hold up, or is this yet another Jewish content film that is light on Judaism and heavy on what American culture thinks Judaism is?
Judge for yourself in the trailer above.
“Noah” will be released on March 28, 2014 in the USA.