Darren Aronofsky is one of the most important filmmakers alive. His work defines him just fine, having been responsible for great films like The Wrestler, Requiem For a Dream, Black Swan and The Fountain. Seriously, The Fountain is my favorite film of his and probably one of my all-time favorites when it boils down to it. His talent is unmatched by many today and yet I’m left extremely worried by this first trailer for his upcoming epic, Noah.
Noah represents the filmmaker getting a much larger budget and room to play with and the first results are troubling. I’m sure the CGI-rendered effects aren’t done just yet and that the trailer was cut to reach the largest of audiences, but Aronofsky is a filmmaker known for touching at the core of the heart and making material that’s raw and real.
This isn’t exactly that or at least not just yet.
I see glimpses of hope and I still trust Aronofsky until the final release, but this first trailer for Noah has me already doubting what should be such a great film.
Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins and Emma Watson star.
Check it out below, followed by a poster: