2014 Movies: Part 2

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Allrighty, to celebrate the very last day of the year, here is the second post of my movies of 2014. There will be a third post as well by tomorrow or Friday (depending on how I feel tomorrow, ya know) with the last batch of movies I watched this year that was also released this year.

Happy new year, and thank you for supporting this blog!

The Other Woman

I seem to have stumbled into way too many Cameron Diaz films lately, which is just sad as I don’t really like the lady all that much. This one was okay for the formulaic romcom it was aiming to be though. I liked the all around team spirit of the ladies and the determination to bring a womanizer down.

Divergent

I know a lot of people hated this book adaption, but I thought it was okay and the casting was decently done.

I, Frankenstein

One of the worst movies of 2014. I can’t recall anything good to say about it. I don’t know how anyone involved in that movie thought they would get moderately good reviews from it.

Lucy

I know many people had beef with Lucy but I found this dark sci-fi thriller very entertaining and well produced.

Need for Speed

Movies just shouldn’t try to be other movies, if ya know what I mean.

Noah

I still maintain that this is the worst book adaption that will ever happen. I had issues with the length of the movie and the CGI particularly.

What did you think of these?

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Movie Review: Noah (2014)

Noah

Noah: Fire consumes all. Water cleanses. It separates the foul from the pure. The wicked from the innocent. And that which sinks from that which rises. He destroys all, but only to start again.

Plot synopsis: A man is chosen by his world’s creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world. via IMDb

Rating: 6/10

In possibly the worst book adaption of the century, Russell Crowe stars as Noah, the iconic Ark building Biblical character. He is moody, prone to bitching and sulking, and thus I’ve deduced that Crowe merely imitated his own personality for this. Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson are also in here, and both are fine but it is clearly either’s best work. The shots where all the animals lie sleeping looked awfully fake, and I thought it was simply silly a few times. Anthony Hopkins is some sort of magical elder that cures Emma of her infertility, and I think he is left to drown, and I found that sad because he was so nice and all.

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I did like that Noah was portrayed as a human being. He isn’t a saint who never got mad, he was flawed and human and insecure. Noah’s eldest son was fine and I got why Emma had such a thing for him always, but I still felt sorry for the other son who had to leave behind his lady friend, once again to drown.

Basically, the movie is too long, and so different from the original version I don’t know who the target audience was – if not made for believers this movie doesn’t have enough weight to be considered good enough for other audiences. It is too long and too shabbily put together to be really impressive.