Skip to comments.Noah epic awash in flood of controversy for green agenda and taking liberties with Bible
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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Did they work Jar Jar Binks into it too?
laugh as you will, but this article from the Daily Beast seems to confirm it:
(fourth paragraph from the end)
So the director is Jewish...
Anthony Hopkins has the old wise man role it seems until he is room temperature.
No, not really. To wit: “Noah’s director Darren Aronofsky, a self-described atheist”
I’ll bet you he is Jewish...
Worth the money just to see Anthony Hopkins. He’s one of the greatest actors alive today, IMO.
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.
“Did they work Jar Jar Binks into it too?”
If there’s a scene of Jar Jar drowning, especially a nice lingering shot, I might have to go see this.
Whom to believe? We just can’t believe anyone’s reporting anymore, I guess.
Not when it comes to politiks or moving pictures. :-)
“Sadly they ruined The Day The Earth Stood Still with an environmental theme and now theyre at it again.”
That movie was so bad they even left out the signature line in the original film “Gort, Klatu Barata Nicto”.
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.
Oh, yeah ...
That was the original.
I wanted to see somebody shove Jar-Jar out an airlock ...
I'll really be surprised if Muppets don't appear somewhere.
“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.
** “the least biblical biblical film ever made”**
We knew that many weeks ago.
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.
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.
Isn’t this basically a remake of “Evan Almighty”?
“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.
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?
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.
LOL pretty much what he did.
LOL pretty much what he did.
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.
Ptolemy, Odin, now Methesuleh, but he still hasn’t played God like Morgan Freeman.
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.
Methuselah? I've always read in commentaries that as long as Methuselah lived there would be no flood. When he died the flood came.
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.
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.
Monty Python, The Last Supper, and artistic license.
Did Emma Watson have her wand?
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.
He’s as old as Methuselah.
For about a half a second I thought that said Jar Jar on lingerie would be worth seeing
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.
By a flood. Fire is still on the table.
They weren't exactly humanity anymore because of the "fallen angels" that seduced the women. Yes, it's in the 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!
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.
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.