Darren Aronosky’s biblical blockbuster is storming Netflix
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Darren Aronosky's biblical blockbuster is storming Netflix

When the world burns, two kinds of people emerge from its ashes: ones who seek divine reasoning in all of it and ones who reject any form of it in acceptance of the casual cruelty of a chaotic universe. The former subset would find solace in the latest Darren Aronofsky flick, which is hitting it out of the ballpark on Netflix right now.

Netflix’s cinematic seas have been roiling lately, all thanks to a biblical tempest called Noah. Directed by Aronofsky, this reimagining of the classic tale has been riding high on Netflix’s top ten films chart, making waves globally for four weeks. With viewers clocking in a whopping 6.2million hours this week alone, the film is currently nestled at the tenth spot on the global list.

Directed and co-written by Aronofsky, known for his penchant for the unconventional, Noah stars an ensemble cast including Russell Crowe as the titular character, with Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, and Anthony Hopkins rounding out the ensemble. This epic retelling of the biblical story follows Noah as he receives visions of an apocalyptic flood and sets out to build an ark to save his family and the world’s animals from certain doom.

However, Noah hasn’t been without its controversies. One of the most prominent criticisms levelled against the film was its whitewashed casting, particularly concerning the portrayal of the main characters. Some argued that the predominantly white cast didn’t accurately reflect the ethnic diversity of the ancient Near East, where the biblical story is set. Despite these accusations, the film garnered attention for its visual effects and performances.

Aronofsky’s Noah isn’t your Sunday school tale. It heavily delves into themes of environmentalism, morality, and the consequences of divine intervention. The director’s signature style is evident throughout, even in a biblical tale that gets the blockbuster treatment.

If devout discussions of rigid religious faith aren’t your cup of tea, then you can turn away from Noah guiltlessly. But, if a spectacle is all you care for, then you can tune into Noah on Netflix and catch the trailer here: