Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, and Emma Watson team up in this re-telling of the story of the biblical flood; which destroys the world and resets the chessboard of human civilization. Describing the narrative arc of the movie, Noah scriptwriter Ari Handel said the following:
The story of Noah starts with this concept of strong justice, that the wickedness of man will soon be met with justice, and it ends when the rainbow comes and it says, even though the heart of man is filled with wickedness, I will never again destroy the world… So it ends with this idea of mercy. God somehow goes from this idea of judging the wickedness to mercy and grace. So we decided that was a powerful and emotional arc to go through, and we decided to give that arc to Noah.
A significant and entertaining effort, Noah delivers powerful biblical themes with high levels of production value and narrative focus.