Your Voices is a simple concept created to encourage conversation and opinions between movie lovers. It works like this: I throw out a certain topic and I’ll take time to make my case or share my opinions. Then it’s time for Your Voices. Head to the comments section and let fellow readers and moviegoers know your thoughts on the topic for that day!
Each year has its share of surprising movies, but it also brings disappointments. That’s what we are talking about today. When thinking on this topic a couple of movies instantly came to mind. Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” had many good things about it, but ultimately it fell short of Anderson’s better pictures. But I began to wonder if my reaction was heavily influenced on my expectations and deep love for the filmmaker’s other work. Therefore it’s not a film that should headline this discussion.
Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” is a different story. I was very hesitant about this film from the start because I never felt Aronofsky and this material went together. For me that proved to be true. Aronofsky’s agenda wasn’t to tell the biblical story that many people hold dear but to create a weird redefinition of the story and the characters involved. I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise considering the director’s perspectives and style of filmmaking. Still I found the approach to be a disappointment.
Even worse I didn’t expect the movie to be so clunky and at times downright dopey and ridiculous. There are moments in the film that are so absurd and holes in the story that no amount of style can cover. Perhaps Aronofsky doesn’t deserve all of the heat. A big part of the blame can go to the poorly conceived script which is at times mind-boggling bad. It’s really a shame because it wastes a great lead performance from Russell Crowe and leaves behind a ton of wasted potential. I wanted a lot more from this film and was really disappointed in it, but this isn’t all about me. Now it’s time for you to sound off.
YOUR VOICES: What is your biggest movie disappointment of 2014 (so far)?
Now it’s time for Your Voices. With so many 2014 movies to consider, which one did you find to be the biggest letdown? Please share Your Voices on today’s question. I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.