Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Noah: The Graphic Novel

I did not care the Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, the film. But I loved the graphic novel. They were so fastidiously drawn, more colourful and more nuanced than the film. Look at the city in the first panel. They could not recreate it in the film and abandoned the plotline completely…

Look at the second panel, how the Nephilim, about to attack Noah, looks precise, with four hands, even with jewellery on his neck. In the film, on the other hand, the Nephilim are just lumbering rocks, with no real personality. You cannot even differentiate one for the other.

And, in the third panel, look at Noah with the birds, so colourful. In the film, they are some CGI dots who are immediately put to sleep.

The last panel is from Aronofsky’s earlier comic book adventure The Fountain. Here too, the comic book is more precise and more detailed than the movie it ensued.

Score one for graphic novels, score zero for live action feature films.

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