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Noah epic awash in flood of controversy for green agenda and taking liberties with Bible
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/10717724/Noah-epic-awash-in-flood-of-controversy-for-green-agenda-and-taking-liberties-with-Bible.html ^

Posted on 03/24/2014 2:16:34 PM PDT by MNDude

It is truly a Hollywood epic of biblical proportions, the original disaster story of the man chosen by God to undertake the greatest rescue in history before an apocalyptic flood engulfs the world.

But even before it opens in America this week and Britain on April 4, Noah, a $130 million blockbuster with Russell Crowe in the lead role, is already awash in a turbulent sea of controversy.

The film, packed with special effects based around a massive replica arc built in Long Island near New York, also stars Sir Anthony Hopkins as Methuselah and Emma Watson, the Harry Potter actress, as Noah's adopted daughter.

Noah's director Darren Aronofsky, a self-described atheist who made the Oscar-nominated hit The Black Swan, has described the movie as is "the least biblical biblical film ever made" and called Noah "the first environmentalist". According to one early review, the name "God" is not actually spoken at any stage.

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I know a lot of you are going to think I'm making this up, but I've talked to someone who's already seen this movie, and he says there's a scene in the movie where Noah joins up with some Muppets and they help build the ark.
1 posted on 03/24/2014 2:16:34 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

Did they work Jar Jar Binks into it too?


2 posted on 03/24/2014 2:17:45 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
Worst...character...ever.
3 posted on 03/24/2014 2:20:18 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: MrB

laugh as you will, but this article from the Daily Beast seems to confirm it:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/07/darren-aronofsky-s-noah-art-show-reveals-footage-of-rock-monster-and-fiery-angel.html

(fourth paragraph from the end)


4 posted on 03/24/2014 2:24:49 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude
According to one early review, the name "God" is not actually spoken at any stage.

So the director is Jewish...

5 posted on 03/24/2014 2:26:41 PM PDT by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: MNDude

Anthony Hopkins has the old wise man role it seems until he is room temperature.


6 posted on 03/24/2014 2:29:52 PM PDT by Sybeck1
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To: Errant

No, not really. To wit: “Noah’s director Darren Aronofsky, a self-described atheist”


7 posted on 03/24/2014 2:30:29 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: FoxInSocks

I’ll bet you he is Jewish...


8 posted on 03/24/2014 2:32:22 PM PDT by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Sybeck1

Worth the money just to see Anthony Hopkins. He’s one of the greatest actors alive today, IMO.


9 posted on 03/24/2014 2:33:38 PM PDT by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: MNDude

Sadly they ruined “The Day The Earth Stood Still” with an environmental theme and now they’re at it again. Seems to me the environmentalists are losing the battle of facts and now have to resort to propaganda, especially in films to younger and more impressionable children. Properly done, this film could have been a big hit, a status which I doubt it will reach as presented.


10 posted on 03/24/2014 2:38:03 PM PDT by Boomer One
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To: MrB

“Did they work Jar Jar Binks into it too?”
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If there’s a scene of Jar Jar drowning, especially a nice lingering shot, I might have to go see this.


11 posted on 03/24/2014 2:38:40 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Errant

Whom to believe? We just can’t believe anyone’s reporting anymore, I guess.


12 posted on 03/24/2014 2:39:03 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: FoxInSocks
We just can’t believe anyone’s reporting anymore...

Not when it comes to politiks or moving pictures. :-)

13 posted on 03/24/2014 2:46:13 PM PDT by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Boomer One

“Sadly they ruined “The Day The Earth Stood Still” with an environmental theme and now they’re at it again.”

That movie was so bad they even left out the signature line in the original film “Gort, Klatu Barata Nicto”.


14 posted on 03/24/2014 2:46:58 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: MNDude

Interesting. Here in Dallas all the ads for the flick have a disclaimer in there about “not taking any liberties, true to the biblical story, blah blah blah.”

I thought I smelled something.


15 posted on 03/24/2014 2:47:39 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Those who "try" often fail, those who DO often succeed.)
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To: Boomer One
They ruined "The Day The Earth Stood Still" with an anti-nuke pacifist theme.

Oh, yeah ...

That was the original.

16 posted on 03/24/2014 2:48:42 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I wanted to see somebody shove Jar-Jar out an airlock ...


17 posted on 03/24/2014 2:49:44 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: MrB
Did they work Jar Jar Binks into it too?

I'll really be surprised if Muppets don't appear somewhere.

18 posted on 03/24/2014 2:49:54 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: MNDude

“Noah’s director Darren Aronofsky, a self-described atheist who made the Oscar-nominated hit The Black Swan, has described the movie as is “the least biblical biblical film ever made” and called Noah “the first environmentalist””.

I hear in the remake of the life of Jesus, he dies for our spotted owls.


19 posted on 03/24/2014 2:50:36 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: MNDude

** “the least biblical biblical film ever made”**

We knew that many weeks ago.


20 posted on 03/24/2014 2:52:19 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: MNDude

There’s a movie GOD’S NOT DEAD in current release. It’s a Christian-themed movie, and a well done one, defending belief in God. The whole family (except under age 12 or so) can enjoy it together. I would recommend it for anyone who does not want to see a movie directed by someone who thinks he can improve upon the word of God in telling a biblical story.


21 posted on 03/24/2014 2:53:30 PM PDT by grania
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To: FoxInSocks
"Whom to believe? We just can’t believe anyone’s reporting anymore, I guess."

Really. I read the headlines about "no mention of God in the movie", only to read that "the Creator was mentioned".

It's really hard to tell what's a valid criticism of this movie and what's not. And which reporters have an agenda.

I've read that it portrays God as "fallible" because God becomes sorry that he made man. But God's sorrow is right out of scripture. Doesn't make God fallible, just means free will has consequences.

Gen 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Gen 6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. Gen 6:7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

22 posted on 03/24/2014 2:53:36 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: MNDude

Isn’t this basically a remake of “Evan Almighty”?


23 posted on 03/24/2014 2:56:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DannyTN

“I’ve read that it portrays God as “fallible” because God becomes sorry that he made man”

He should have just ‘cancelled’ the project and started all over again.


24 posted on 03/24/2014 2:57:05 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: MNDude
According to one early review, the name "God" is not actually spoken at any stage.

I am curious how that worked... Did Noah hear a voice telling him to build an Ark, and Noah did not acknowledge who was talking to him?

25 posted on 03/24/2014 2:58:50 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: DannyTN
Gen 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Gen 6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. Gen 6:7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

That has always made me wonder...considering the evil loose in today's world, what did man do in the days of Genesis to merit the flood? It's hard to imagine them being worse than the current crop of humanity.

26 posted on 03/24/2014 2:58:54 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: TexasGator
"He should have just ‘cancelled’ the project and started all over again."

LOL pretty much what he did.

27 posted on 03/24/2014 3:01:30 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: TexasGator
"He should have just ‘cancelled’ the project and started all over again."

LOL pretty much what he did.

28 posted on 03/24/2014 3:01:30 PM PDT by DannyTN
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"Aronofsky was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1969, the son of public school teachers Charlotte and Abraham Aronofsky, who are Conservative Jews of Ukrainian Jewish descent.[citation needed] He grew up in the borough's Manhattan Beach neighborhood, where "I was raised culturally Jewish, but there was very little spiritual attendance in temple. It was a cultural thing – celebrating the holidays, knowing where you came from, knowing your history, having respect for what your people have been through."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darren_Aronofsky

29 posted on 03/24/2014 3:03:07 PM PDT by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: MNDude

A real Christian movie could do leftists-atheists one in the eye by making it about Nimrod.

An interpretation of the Tower of Babel was that Nimrod was so arrogant about his power that he thought he could build a temple to heaven and become “like God”. And that is leftist-atheists in a nutshell.

They are so arrogant that they think they control the weather, can create life from lifelessness, and other things ascribed only to God. So the theme of the movie is the downfall of vanity and pride.

If they wanted to enlarge on the theme, they could make the movie about all those who were prideful, vain and arrogant. Even start by depicting the fall of Lucifer from heaven, showing him being horribly burned in the atmosphere.


30 posted on 03/24/2014 3:04:15 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Sybeck1

Ptolemy, Odin, now Methesuleh, but he still hasn’t played God like Morgan Freeman.


31 posted on 03/24/2014 3:05:13 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: FoxInSocks

The hated Glenn Beck was given a private screening then came on his show & absolutely ripped it to shreds.

BTW, the last time I saw `rock people’ was in an episode of Outer Limits.


32 posted on 03/24/2014 3:06:33 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Sybeck1
***Anthony Hopkins has the old wise man role it ***

Methuselah? I've always read in commentaries that as long as Methuselah lived there would be no flood. When he died the flood came.

33 posted on 03/24/2014 3:10:21 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: MNDude
Noah Noway
34 posted on 03/24/2014 3:17:04 PM PDT by moovova (Global warming made George Bush do it.)
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Did people think it was going to be a “bible epic” ? I’m almost sure its based on a comic book that the director wrote.

It would be like complaining about Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for not being historically accurate.


35 posted on 03/24/2014 3:23:22 PM PDT by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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To: moovova
Noah WOAH!
36 posted on 03/24/2014 3:30:37 PM PDT by mikrofon (Literary License i.e. speling ;)
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To: MNDude

Unable to sell tickets to Christian movie goers due to heretical distortion of Biblical proportions, the studio is now concentrating on making ‘controversy’ hoping to attract mainstream idiots willing to fork over $10-20 to view this fig-leaf over yet another global warming farce.


37 posted on 03/24/2014 3:39:29 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: MNDude
Maybe they just spelled the main character's name wrong...


38 posted on 03/24/2014 3:42:02 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: MNDude

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1IJiAXjj7k

Monty Python, The Last Supper, and artistic license.


39 posted on 03/24/2014 3:42:28 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: MrB

Bump


40 posted on 03/24/2014 4:07:27 PM PDT by RhoTheta (US foreign policy under BO: “Talk butchly and carry a small twig.” -- Steyn)
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To: MNDude

Did Emma Watson have her wand?


41 posted on 03/24/2014 4:16:25 PM PDT by GreyFriar ( Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: elcid1970
The hated Glenn Beck was given a private screening then came on his show & absolutely ripped it to shreds.

I heard him on the radio this morning and that was THE funniest movie review I have ever heard. I had tears coming down my face I was laughing so hard.

Glenn Beck Saw ‘Noah’ Over the Weekend, and He’s Calling It the ‘Babylonian Chainsaw Massacre’

Cordially,

42 posted on 03/24/2014 4:18:00 PM PDT by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
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To: Sybeck1

He’s as old as Methuselah.


43 posted on 03/24/2014 4:29:44 PM PDT by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

For about a half a second I thought that said Jar Jar on lingerie would be worth seeing


44 posted on 03/24/2014 4:31:29 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: who knows what evil?
That's a very good point.

There were very evil people in the time of Noah.

But I bet our modern-day evil people are much worse.

But God said that He was sorry, and sent a rainbow as a sign, promising to never destroy man again.

45 posted on 03/24/2014 5:02:07 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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But God said that He was sorry, and sent a rainbow as a sign, promising to never destroy man again.

By a flood. Fire is still on the table.

46 posted on 03/24/2014 5:43:40 PM PDT by Karl Spooner
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To: who knows what evil?
That has always made me wonder...considering the evil loose in today's world, what did man do in the days of Genesis to merit the flood? It's hard to imagine them being worse than the current crop of humanity.

They weren't exactly humanity anymore because of the "fallen angels" that seduced the women. Yes, it's in the bible.

47 posted on 03/24/2014 6:02:12 PM PDT by Karl Spooner
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To: MNDude; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re" Noah epic awash in flood of controversy for green agenda and taking liberties with Bible

When the rising polluted waters caused by the Evil Republicans reach my lower lip, starts to put out my cigar and water down my whiskey... I'll consider watching it if they stream it on Netflix when I cannot find anything else to view--

Crap, if we lost Bendy, this does not bode well... for a big box office unless we can splice in cameos with Barack and Michelle plugging the Green issues when all that water spouts up from the ground!

http://thisisinfamous.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Russell-Crowe-Noah.jpg

48 posted on 03/24/2014 6:38:32 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2; Impy; NFHale

NFL Network is replaying the 1981 NFC Championship Game right now...how did that game end again? :)

JOE MONTANA - THE GREATEST QB OF ALL TIME!!! GIGITTY!!!

On a separate note, I caught a blurb that ESPN (or someone at ESPN) said Manziel is going to be a bust. I highly doubt that. OTOH, if he does drop, maybe that could allow DAL to draft him. That would be a BIG DAL win.


49 posted on 03/24/2014 7:09:15 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: DannyTN

Yeah...the creator is not good enough? Oh boy...I think many writers and sadly Christians, have a need to pick this movie apart when at least we have Hollywood doing some real good here.


50 posted on 03/24/2014 7:16:18 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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