Gobbledygeek: Episode 178 – Old Testament, Real Wrath of God Type Stuff
A storm is coming. No, for real, a storm is coming and it’s gonna wipe me and you and everyone we know right offa this rock: Darren Aronofsky envisions the great flood of Genesis in mysterious ways with his new film Noah. As portrayed by Russell Crowe, Noah’s, uh, a little bleaker than you might remember from Sunday school, as he is forced to grapple with whether or not to allow humanity to persist. Add in some six-armed rock monsters, glowy fingers, and some insane Fountain-esque visuals…and it’s not what almost anyone would expect from a biblical epic. We’ll tell you if that’s a good thing or not. Plus, Paul and AJ watch the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer and talk comics both mainstream (Silver Surfer) and not (Sex Criminals).
Some helpful links to aid in your enjoyment of this week’s episode!
“Noah Is the Best and Worst Bible Movie You’ll Ever See” by Annalee Newitz, io9
“Let’s Talk About ‘Noah’: Those Giant ‘Watchers’ Actually Have an Ancient History” by Josh Dickey, Mashable
“Read the Poem That Inspired ‘Noah,’ Written by a 13-Year-Old Darren Aronofsky” by Mike Bracken, Movies.com
Bill Cosby’s “Noah: Right!”
Though Captain America: The Winter Soldier is in theaters as you read this, because of the way we record, it is not this week’s episode. No matter what that idiot AJ said. So! Next week! Winter Soldier is coming and we are here to talk about it.
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