Skip to comments.'Noah' Review: Brilliantly Sinister Anti-Christian Filmmaking
Posted on 03/29/2014 9:19:22 AM PDT by ReformationFan
When atheist director and co-writer Darren Aronofsky promised that his epic "Noah" would be "the least biblical film ever made," that was not hyperbole. "Noah" is a brilliant, compelling, beautifully-mounted, beautifully-acted piece of storytelling conceived for the sinister purpose of leading people to believe that Christianity and Judaism are something they are not.
And I ask you, could anything make Satan happier than something that leads people to believe they are saved when they are not?
I have absolutely no problem with a filmmaker taking a biblical story and adding or subtracting from it as a way to craft a compelling film. There are all kinds of plot points in Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 masterpiece "The Ten Commandments" that you won't find in the Bible.
Furthermore, Ben-Hur is a fictional character. Somewhere around 99% of "Barabbas" (1961) is made up. The "Robe" (1953) is as phony as "Barabbas." I love all of these movies. I'm no purist. If you want to use the Bible or Christ as a jumping off point to make something up, knock yourself out.
Even Aronofsky does this. In the source material -- aka the Bible -- Noah's sons all have wives On that very day Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark.
For dramatic purposes, Aronofsky alters this. The three boys do not have wives and this fact helps drive the story.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
My thinking is to try to change the narrative and incrementally move God out of the picture (so to speak).
What does matter, though, is The Message. The Message is everything. And this is where Aronofsky is the snake in the garden. Using $135 million, he and Paramount have brilliantly and deviously disguised the Pagan god Gaia as the God of the Old Testament as THE God.Meanwhile, the radio ads claim that only some artistic license was taken and that the filmmakers believe their story to be true to Biblical principles.
I ask you, could anything make Satan happier than something that leads people to believe they are saved when they are not?
The Greenies already think they are “the way, and the truth, and the light”...
“atheist director and co-writer Darren Aronofsky”
Well that’s enough for me to never see it.
I won’t be watching it!
And yet the article says the director boasts to making an as un-biblical movie as he could.
Should we not chalk this up to insensitive ignorance?
Seems Noah is a Biblical story targeted for an audience who does not read the Bible.
Not sure I get the demographic there
Wonder who authorized a radio ad claiming the contrary to what the director says.
“Why would somebody spend $135mil to deliberately antagonize their intended customer?”
Because they can.
“Should we not chalk this up to insensitive ignorance?”
I believe Hollyweird only makes movies for other Hollyweirders. They couldn’t care less about the public.
I will rent this once at redbox on bluray, rip it, and watch it at some point.
not interested in paying what they are asking at a theater, especially when we already know the end. Let me guess, he climbs in his boat with a bunch of animals.... Story over
Good point. Kind of like theologically liberal churches.
It’s a lousy movie and not brilliant on any level or for any purpose.
Why would somebody spend $135mil to deliberately antagonize their intended customer?
The intended customer is the ignorant low-information voters and the Leftist voting base.
It is for the purpose of reinforcing their anti-Christian dogma in the minds of the low-info's.
And to make money. Lots of money.
Some of the comments on that article have been posted by antisemites using the “anti-zionist” cloak.
If I was going to spend $135mil to make a movie with a Biblical theme (however it's been perverted) I would not be targeting leftists and atheists and stupid, low info types.
They would rather see something else like Fast and Furious 47 or something sexually perverse.
Ben Shapiro nails in in this video at 3:35
“The idea is to turn God into Gaia”
“Noah” Brings Flood of Controversy Hannity 3/27/14
I might watch someting written by an atheist .but not a story about God ..written by an atheist ...
Me too. Must rethink my plans. Maybe I’ll start writing a screenplay
about the afterlife of an athiest.
They’d also like to see something that reaffirms their beliefs about those evil Christian teabaggers.
All the movies with Bush Derangement Syndrome in them were box office hits.
Too bad! I thought Son of God was very good.
It’s interesting that Aronofsky is an atheist, but was insistent on having a private audience with the Pope-which he didn’t get, by the way, just as the woman who was portrayed in the movie “Philomena” didn’t.
These hypocrites hate the Catholic Church, but have no problem trying to use the Pope to sell tickets, and to legitimize their anti-Catholic agendas.
I almost feel sorry for them. Almost.
Haven’t seen it yet, but looking forward to.
It’s a movie, not a documentary.
Can't be anti-Christian - there were NO Christians in Noah's time. Christianity is belief in Jesus Christ.
How can anyone tell? Russel Crowe doesn’t talk...he mumbles. How can you convey a message while mumbling?
Can’t be anti-Christian - there were NO Christians in Noah’s time. Christianity is belief in Jesus Christ.
Nice try at word-play.
Your statement would be true if the movie were filmed in the days of Noah or at some other pre-Christian time. Like many other Hollywood offerings this movie is likely an attempt to undermine and dilute Biblical beliefs.
in an otherwise scathing review I read yesterday was the line that the actors individual performances were good. In an otherwise panned movie, I guess that is something to Crowe about. And Hermione too.
Warning label: Any similarity between this movie and the biblical story of Noah is purely accidental, except for the name of the title character and his sons.
See also Ben Shapiro’s “9 Problems” review; this from the Christian post: http://www.christianpost.com/news/noah-movie-review-deconstructing-noahs-arc-godawful-storytelling-117044/ ; this rather witty and tongue in cheek: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/churchofthemasses/2014/03/the-utter-embarrassing-mess-of-noah-and-why-everybody-is-lying-about-it/
There is another quit sarcastic review I read Thursday where in the author compared Noah to Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter series. He concluded that it would have been better and less offensive for Aronofsky to had made Noah as a sci-fi film rather than as somewhat “biblical.”
All good art is grounded somehow in the truth. This movie is a piece of crap, dealing in sensation and cliche. It’s lazy, stupid, and dishonest all at the same time. This isn’t just because it’s unfaithful to genesis: as a work in pure mythmaking it’s a failure because it speaks to nothing true about the world or being human.
All of scripture is about Jesus Christ.
It could be considered anti-Christian and Jew because
the argument is that it makes a mockery of their beliefs.
It doesn’t matter that Christians did not exist at the time of Noah.
Big wool. Another stupid review by a person who does not like movies ..I wonder if the idiot saw the movie. Even Glenn Beck admitted to not seeing the movie while spewing nonsense ..that was embarrassing for him which is good. He needs to be called out on his lies and distortions when they happen.
Yes, judgmental know-it-alls.
Well lets get together and burn it and then kill an ambassador or two.
Doesn’t appear they need you to watch it. 15 million opening day is pretty amazing. I didn’t see it nor will I but for different reasons .no interest.
they had a Vegan Dinner to celebrate!
135 million will be made and then some. Why do they need you when they have already made 15 million opening day. Plus they will sell hundreds of millions overseas. They could care less if you watch it.
That was sarcasm right
Many want to think of themselves as 'spiritual' without having to do the things Christianity demands of them. And they want to ascribe things to Christianity that simply are not.
Barnum was right.
I just think conservatives are stupid sometimes.
Just shut up about the damn movie and it will tank. The conservatives have given this movie so much exposure that it almost seems like they want people’s interest up so they will see it. I am not seeing it because I can’t stand Russell Crowe and it seems like a bore.
Noah, The Film: All Washed Up
Wrong. Beck saw the movie.
Wrong. Beck saw the movie.
After he was called on it and had his face turn red. He zipped right over and saw it and said he was wrong about the complaint but still didn’t like the movie but said his explanations before seeing the movie were wrong.
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