With all of the controversy swirling around Darren Aronofsky's "Noah," starring Russell Crowe, it is difficult not to recall the epic tales of one's youth, and the TV series or feature films born out of some of them. "Touched by an Angel" star Roma Downey must surely agree, not only due to her success with that series, but also with her mini-series success last year "The Bible." That performed so well, the producer (Downey's husband) added some scenes and released it to theaters a few weeks back as "Son of God." It, too, performed fairly well, eventually bumped by a misguided updating of the classic cartoon "Mr. Peabody & Sherman." Please understand...I say misguided because they just got it all wrong. Much like the folks who made "Underdog" a few years ago. Their two mistakes were having the titular mutt be played by an actual dog, and giving Jim Belushi another job as an actor. But I digress.
See, I think this all ties together. We are all waxing nostalgic, and why wouldn't we? Our kids are zoning out on "Minecraft" and missing out on some seriously entertaining cartoons. An epic retelling of a story first told to us by a nun? We're in! A reboot of the most bizarre cartoon that ran for two years in the late 70's, punctuated with a "Schoolhouse Rocks" short? Where do I buy my tickets? This is why I went HERE: