Noah: our first clip from the film, and a new TV spot!

We’ve seen trailers and TV spots and at least one featurette for Darren Aronofsky’s Noah — so now it’s time to see an actual clip from the film, right? Well, at last we have one, along with a brand new international TV spot. Check them out below the jump.

First, here is the clip, courtesy of Total Film magazine — which, in its wisdom, has dubbed the clip ‘The Ark Knight Rises’ (har har har):

There is a lot to like in this clip. I like the music by Clint Mansell, I like the biblical language Noah uses when he talks about the waters of the heavens and the waters of the Earth coming together to destroy the world, and I like the way Noah’s son Ham probes Noah’s assumption that the animals are innocent and deserve to survive whereas humans — including perhaps Noah’s family — are not and do not.

Second, there is the new international TV spot, which has a few new shots:

The first new-ish shot, I think, is this one of the mammals approaching the Ark; we have seen them from similar angles, but not quite this one, I think:

Also, there is Tubal-Cain using an antediluvian form of pyrotechnics:

And finally, one of the most haunting shots yet — just wait ’til you see it on the big screen — of waves crashing against a not-yet-submerged mountain peak and the would-be survivors clinging thereto, as the Ark drifts by in the background:

Check out my earlier shot-by-shot trailer analyses here:

About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his film column, which won multiple awards from the Evangelical Press Association, the Canadian Church Press and the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005).


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