Skip to comments.Religious tide turns against 'Noah'
Posted on 03/28/2014 9:15:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Whenever Hollywood makes a movie from a well-loved story or saga Batman, Tolkien, "50 Shades of Grey" there's usually a period of ... well ... let's call it adjustment, along with a "spirited" give-and-take among fans over such things as casting, content and approach.
Usually, though, the material's devotees don't believe the filmmakers will burn in hell if their ideas are ignored. (OK ... maybe the Dark Knight crowd does. We all know they can get a little intense.)
But that's precisely the belief with "Noah," Darren Aronofsky's $130-million retelling of the Old Testament account of apocalyptic deluge and a floating ark that opens on March 28. The same people who gripe that Hollywood never makes any faith-based movies are complaining because Hollywood has gone and made a religious movie, albeit one that might not be as literal-minded as they'd like.
"It's tough to make movies for the easily offended," Pepperdine University communications professor Craig Detweiler said. "Studios assume these biblical stories are public domain, but a lot of believers consider the Bible their private property, and if you don't interpret them the same way they've been taught, they're going to speak out."
Hollywood and religious groups have long been leery of each other, often with good reason. Cecil B. DeMille invited a host of religious representatives Catholics and Protestants along with Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and Christian Scientists to offer blessings on the first day of filming "King of Kings," his epic on the life of Christ. And what did DeMille do after receiving the consecration? He opened "King of Kings" with an orgy scene that set up a love triangle among Jesus, Judas and Mary Magdalene. The man knew you needed more than just salvation to sell tickets. You needed a little sin too.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
Erik Erikson of Red State did a review of Noah this morning. If this is accurate, I don’t see any reason for anybody to see this movie.
Noah the movie. Not a Church documentary. Live with it.
Oh look. The LA Slimes is trashing Christians again.
Gee. Hooda thunk.
BTW, Erikson peppered his review with 11 (ELEVEN) “I’m not kidding”s!
There was a movie about a movie being made and after another conflict with the author the director said: Look, movies are made for 19-25 year olds who only want to see 3 things, 1) defy authority, 2) destroy property, and 3) take off clothes.
Last night Hannity had a panel on this movie. One of the three panelists had seen it. He stated that the movie did not mention God, only ‘creator’ and that it replaced the moral sins of mankind with mankind’s sins against the earth. Toward the end (SPOILER ALERT) Noah is seen standing over his two new grandchildren trying to decide whether or not he should kill them, so as to end mankind forever and thus allow the earth to return to a natural state.
There is a line that Noah says in the Bible that is put into the mouth of the man who is against Noah building the Ark. That reversal clearly shows, in my view, that the intent of the movie maker was to make a movie worshiping the earth mother Gaia, and not God.
“Studios assume these biblical stories are public domain, but a lot of believers consider the Bible their private property, and if you don’t interpret them the same way they’ve been taught, they’re going to speak out.”
No we just don’t like lies, twisting history to attempt to undermine God (like that can be done), and crappy acting.
No thanks. I won’t live with God’s Word being used to create a phony-baloney big budget piece of propaganda that leaves God out. You live with that.
That about sums it up.
Yeah, I don’t need to see this movie. Too bad about Russell Crowe—thought he was better than this.
You know you’ve lost it with Hollywood Californicatia when you find yourself rooting for the villains in all their stupid movies... I was rooting for Daniel Day Lewis all the way in Gangs of NY, and this thing with Ender’s Game basically tore it, rooting for Harrison Ford the whole way, and I’m not going to watch some Hollywood religious movie which might force me to root for Satan...
from the article”
“The film is a remarkable display of special effects. It is also one of the funniest comedies I have seen in a very long time. Aronofsky deserves a great deal of praise for turning a serious subject into a non-stop laugh fest of techno-electro music, orchestral scores, blasting special effects, and even rock monsters.”
I hear Noah isn't a matter of interpretation, but that isn't even recognizable as the Noah story....more a sci-fi with monsters and wars
If the movie is as described in this article, it’s bizarre and an insult to all Christians and Jews.
Now it’s time for Hollywood to make a movie about Mohamed. Lets see them stand up to that outrage.
Darren Aronofsky is an atheist.
Not sure an atheist is all that concerned about biblical accuracy. Indeed, he probably wants to skew the Scriptural account, in a cynical effort to make money off of gullible Christians.
Hmmm. Well, Cecil B. DeMille died in 1959, whereas King of Kings was made in 1961 and directed by Nicholas Ray. So I seriously doubt Cecil B. DeMille did any of the things attributed to him in this article.
Thanks for your post # 7. I expected this distortion.
How come nobody ever said that kind of thing about "Brokeback Mountain"? Obviously, without the Bible.
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