Pause for kids 14 & under
Dark biblical tale is brutal, violent, gory.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this epic tale from director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream) takes on a character of biblical proportions, Noah. As befits the mayhem recounted in the bible, Noah is filled with catastrophe. The skies rain down from the heavens, drowning nearly everything, and humans are nearly feral as they battle each other for survival. There's no real swearing, just the word "damned," but plenty of brutality and gore: mountains of dead bodies are shown, sometimes close up, humans beat each other to death, sometimes with rocks, knives and spears.
- Families can talk about the violence depicted in this movie. Is it necessary? What's the appeal of watching so much brutality? How else could this story have been told effectively?
- Is this a religious movie? Who is the target audience for this film? How can you tell?