Short Review: Do. Not. Watch. This. Movie. If you want the long review (don’t worry, I’ll confine it to one paragraph) keep reading. I’ll be including spoilers.
In short, Noah started out as an interesting, fantasy-ish version of the Bible story. I was OK with the magic rock giants, the evolutionist version of creation, and the weird, wizardish Methuselah. I knew that this story would be a very dramatized version of Noah and the ark. But I very quickly realized that it was more like a horror film. Overnight, Noah turned from being a wise, loving father, to a murderous, psychotic, women-and-children-killing maniac who was convinced that God wanted him to kill all mankind (including his family) and start over with an animal-only world (which, as the movie clearly shows, would be very much preferable). God was virtually non-existent in this story, leaving Noah to figure everything out on his own (aided by drug-induced trances in which he saw visions of the ark). The only thing that kept me from walking out was the hope that maybe the story would turn around and get better. At the very, very end (literally the last three to four minutes of the film) Noah regains his sanity and his family can finally breathe a sigh of relief. But long story short, it was so not worth watching to see that last three minutes. I keep wishing that I could get those six dollars and two hours of my life back, as well as erase all of those disturbing images from my mind. To be fair, there were three good parts of the show: the costumes and scenery were beautiful, Noah’s wife was a wonderful character, and Emma Watson was an incredible actress. (And Logan Lerman was, as always, one handsome guy, but I guess that’s beside the point. ;)) Sorry for such a depressing review – I wouldn’t have posted this at all if I didn’t think that I might be able to save at least some of you time and money by not going to see it.
See? One paragraph as promised. Albeit a long paragraph…but anyway, on to happier subjects! Like sock knitting!
Inspired by Kristin of the awesome blog, Sew Technicolor, I have picked up my sock knitting for the first time in weeks. I actually finished my very first pair of socks (cue the Hallelujah chorus!), ordered some more yarn from KnitPicks.com, and am almost done with the first in a pair of beautiful, striped green socks.
Sock knitting is SO much fun!! I’m already planning out my next pair of socks: Neville’s Socks pattern from Ravelry. My sister has caught the sock-knitting fever as well, and is steadily working away on her first pair as we speak.
Also, I’ve recently started working on a quilt for my bed. But not just any old quilt – in my more loquacious moments, I like to call it “Paris Promenade” because one of the fabrics is a vintage-looking map of Paris.
How amazing is that?! I’m having such fun cutting out, arranging and stitching away with these beautiful patches. While I stitch, I’ve been listening to The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens, read by Simon Vance.
It can’t hold a candle to Great Expectations, but it’s still very entertaining and perfect to listen to while crafting. I’ll be sure to post another picture of the quilt once I’ve finished!
Since this is turning out to be a rather random post, I’ll throw in two more random things before closing: one is that I just started The Return of the King. I finished The Two Towers many months ago, and got distracted from finishing up the epic trilogy. But now it’s time to finish! Oh my goodness, I had forgotten what an amazing writer Tolkien is. If you’ve never read The Lord of the Rings for yourself, today is the day, friend – start reading. Random item number two: I just finished my first semester of college! Monday begins my second (and last) semester. Prayers would be appreciated as I finish this last sprint in my pursuit of formal education. 🙂
What about you? What are you reading right now? Are you working on any projects at the moment? I’d love to hear about it!