April 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm 1 comment


This weekend the better half and I went to see the Russell Crowe movie, Noah. It was, as Jonathan Ross might have put it, a “remarkable” film. It was incredible in Biblical proportions. As C put it, she “preferred the Book”. And, as I soon determined, there was a clear problem with the maths!

Essentially, Russell plays a homicidal, vegan, God botherer who, with the help of a bunch of Stone Giants and a magic bean he got in exchange for a cow his mother had asked him to take to market, builds the Ark, rescues two of every animal on the planet, rides out the Flood which wipes out all of mankind except his immediate family. This would have been the end of mankind if it were not for his grandfather, Methuselah, Hannibal Lecter, who unbeknown to Noah, had cured his barren adopted daughter, Hermione Granger,  who had two daughters by his natural son and went on to repopulate the planet.

So, the human survivors were Noah, his wife, his three sons, his adopted/daughter in law and his two new-born granddaughters. And between them, and only them, they went on to be the mommy and daddy of us all. Who would have guessed that we are all descended from one family of vegans with bad hair. At least Noah liked his wine……so not all bad!

Noah is Tolkein with the best bits from Harry Potter meets Perfect Storm meets Mel Gibson, with a very Welsh Methuselah, a very Kiwi Noah, and Ray Winstone as an East End villain….for a change.


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  • 1. Patricia Pover  |  April 14, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Glad that you enjoyed the film xxxx



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