Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" had its world premiere last night in Mexico City, and a few choice reactions have been floating around the Internet. Although full reviews are still embargoed, some viewers and journalists have been sharing their impressions about the big-budget Biblical epic on social media. And so far? They're pretty good!
There's been plenty of ink (well, pixels) spilled on the supposed behind-the-scenes problems between Darren Aronofsky and Paramount over test screenings and cuts and all that, and only time will tell if "Noah" will follow in the webbed footsteps of Oscar darling "Black Swan" or beloved box office flop "The Fountain." For now, it seems the studio is hoping that some positive Twitter buzz will help boost what already seems like a potentially divisive movie.
Aronofsky discussed the boycotts of "Noah" as "sad," telling the Times of Israel, "[W]e knew it might be a problem when we first started this. But it's sad, because I know people would get a lot out of the movie, but you have to respect what people think."
You can read more thoughts on "Noah" from Slashfilm's Peter Sciretta, Badass Digest's Devin Faraci, and First Showing's Alex Billington here.
.@DarrenAronofsky's Noah is a much different film than whats being advertised. Biblical epic meets fantasy, with a philosophical core.- Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) March 11, 2014
NOAH: imagine the serious philosophical and faith explorations of LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST with a LORD OF THE RINGS sheen.- Mystery Devin Faraci (@devincf) March 11, 2014
"Noah" storms into theaters on March 28. Check out the latest trailer below.
Noah - Aronofsky's take on biblical story is solid, with some amazing scenes + a focus on character above all. Loved most but not all of it.- Alex Billington (@firstshowing) March 11, 2014