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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A Night with Netflix and Popcorn



We watched the movie Noah with Russell Crowe last night.  Huh?  I didn't get it.  I don't expect biblical movies to be right on point.  A few are close.  Most are not.  And Russell Crowe as the biblical character Noah?  I like Russell Crowe.  I think he is a hunk is a certain kind of way but biblical - no, not so much.

And I'll admit I'm going to have to do some reading and some research on this subject, but I'm thinking an awful lot of liberties were taken.



And how about Christian Bale as Moses in Exodus: Gods and Kings.  Sorry Christian but you are just not Moses material.  And the story, not as supernatural as Noah but didn't quite work for me either.  

Charleston Heston he had the right flair.  

I don't often go to the movies and I did pay to see Exodus.  Not so happy about that.  Luckily Noah was on Netflix so nothing lost but an hour.  

Have you seen either?  Did you like either or have the same type of impressions?



12 comments:

  1. The Christian Bale Moses movie was AWFUL. I have NEVER been so disappointed in a movie as I was that movie's version of the Parting of the Sea. More like tide out. With all that they can do with CGI, we were expecting amazing. SO WRONG.

    I didn't mind Noah, but didn't hold it to too high a standard, so wasn't all that bothered about the super natural creatures. LOL

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    1. At first I thought that the big name stars were distracting the attention away from the movie. But then I thought of the big Biblical movies from the past: The Robe with Richard Burton/Jean Simmons; The Ten Commandments with Charleston Heston; and Barabbas with Anthony Quinn.

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  2. I lost my wifi connection and the comment I just typed, so here is the abbreviated version.

    Russell Crowe - Love him and find him very attractive.
    Christian Bale - Ditto.
    Moses - Haven't seen.
    Noah - I was disappointed in it. Kind of a dud as far as movies go.

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    1. It looks like most people agreed that Moses was a dud even if you like Christian Bale. Also, I do something when I am commenting and lose all I've written. Makes me very unhappy with myself. Wish I could figure out what I was doing so I could quit.

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  3. Thanks for finding me and leaving a comment-now I found you back! I did not watch that movie but my husband did. He thought it was OK...but any movie is OK for him. You are right-sometimes they take so many liberties that there is no truth left- xo Diana

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    1. Haha. Men do seem to have a greater tolerance for movies than we do sometimes. I think it is because they really like to fall asleep to them! By the way, I linked you on today's post.

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  4. I didn't see either. A film that I recently saw that was really interesting was "Seymour". It was about a concert pianist who stopped playing concerts. Matt Damon is the narrator and he is a little bit annoying at times, but it was really good if you are into classical music or the arts. xoxo Su

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    1. I'll have to check them out. I don't think I've heard of it. Thanks.

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  5. I have seen neither. I don't watch movies very often. Critics in our local paper thought both of these films fell short of following the script (Bible). Ah Hollywood. They haven't made a decent biblical story since Cecil B. deMille retired. My favorite was the Story of Ruth!

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    1. I'm with you on Cecil B deMille. What really bummed me was that I had actually gone to the theater and paid big bucks to see Moses part the Red Sea on the big screen. That was my once or twice a year movie theater adventure. On well. Can't win them all.

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  6. I like checking with Movieguide before seeing any movie. They have a really balanced view. Here's their review of Noah. Here's an article they printed about Noah. Here's their review of Exodus.

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    1. I read Movieguide's reviews. They were a little more tolerant about both movies than I was but that is true of most people reviewing a movie... you will get so many different reviews. Thanks for the links. I'll keep Movieguide in my bookmarks to use again.

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