Skip to comments.8 reasons for Catholics to see the upcoming Noah movie
Posted on 03/16/2014 9:25:11 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
I was invited to attend a screening of the movie Noah on Thursday March 6. The movie starring Russell Crowe as Noah (and including Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins and Ray Winstone) is set to be released on March 28, 2014. While reviews are embargoed, I wanted to share a few specific thoughts in response to all the chatter out there from people who haven't seen the film.
There has been some concern expressed in the Christian community due to the fact that the movie is not a literal depiction of the scriptural account of Noah (chapters 5-9 from the Book of Genesis). There has also been concern expressed about the choices the director and screenwriters made adding details to the account that weren't in Genesis. For example, how did Noah build an ark that big? How did Noah react to the death and destruction of all things living in the world outside of the ark? Did Noah's contemporaries know the floods were going to come and what (if anything) did they do to fight for their lives? How did 7 pairs of each animal come to be in the ark and stay calm for months on board?
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Oh, get bent Alex. Run to the mods.
In the advertisement they call it the most epic story ever told. Really?
I’;; tale “The Passion of the Christ” as the mmost epic story ever told!
Ill take The Passion of the Christ as the most epic story ever told!
The review doesn’t seem to bad. Might be worth seeing on the big screen.
I just go to movies because I love movies. I really don’t pay much mind to “issues”. I am there to be entertained not to have a political or religious discussion.
I suppose no matter how literal one takes a Biblical story and translates it to the silver screen, it will miss it by an inch (best case, highly unlikely) or a mile or several miles (most likely case). As much as the film industry attempts to reverently (rare in more recent decades)present these wonderful depictions, the word of God is best understood straight from one’s own reading of it,from the pulpit or as read by family members or friends. My two cents. God Bless.
It looks like a very interesting movie, and I’m curious to see how they handle the story. I believe they might even bring ideas from “The Epic of Gilgamesh”, which is another, and similar, flood story from, I believe, the ancient Sumerian culture.
I’m fine with spreading the word of yet another phony movie from the cesspool that distorts our inherited knowledge of western religion.
We are getting a flood (pun intended) of Christian and religious message flicks. Son of God, Noah, Heaven is Real, and I forgot the title of the family film by Focus on the Family.
There are a lot of “scholars” here who criticize, nitpick, and try to run people off. But I think we should be thankful that we’re getting what’s coming out instead of Hangover IV.
If it is as I seem to recall hearing somewhere an environmental flick, I probably won’t like it.
But I am not expecting it to be an OT “Jesus of Nazareth” so I might enjoy it as my expectations are pretty low.
“I just go to movies because I love movies. I really dont pay much mind to issues. I am there to be entertained not to have a political or religious discussion.”
I Haven’t seen this movie nor am I likely to since I don’t doubt, based upon life experience that it would anger me at some point. Maybe I miss a good movie here and there but I save myself a hell of a lot of annoyance and regret of the ticket price and time.
Unfortunately film makers don’t just tell tales to entertain anymore. Today they propagandize by forcefully presenting a series of related events that they hope will result in implanting a particular view. Could many of them even make a “Maltese Falcon” now without inserting their weird religion into it?. In the matter of any “True Story” or a story drawn from some actual source Fidelity is a thing of the first import. Many people believe without much reflection things that are presented to them in an orderly, sensical way.
Propagandists know this and value the phenomenon. I miss going to the movies and enjoying a well told tale. What recent movie/s that you saw was in your opinion nothing more than a well told and entertaining tale?
The solution to this ‘problem’ is far better catechism and far better Pre-Canna instruction.
The root of the problem is the very poor leadership of the local bishops and their instructions to the parish level priests as to what is truly relevant to the weekly sermon and religious instruction. Couple that with the abandonment of the Catholic Schools by many of the diocese and we leave exposed more and more Catholic souls to the spiritual death that is the secular schools and their societal teachings.
It is difficult to combat hours of highly secular and sinful teachings a week in a single hour every Sunday. That is IF the ‘Catholic’ actually bothers to show up every Sunday. We already KNOW that fewer than forty percent actually do.
This is NOT a problem with the ordinary Catholic it is the direct result and problem caused by the terrible leadership and almost every level of the Church hierarchy.
Simply put: Actions and decisions have consequences. To get remarried after a divorce that is not subject to annulment is to live in a state of sin. It is committing fornication. It is no less a mortal sin than homosexual sex or bestiality. They are all sins of the flesh. All cut a person off from God’s grace and expose them to the terrible truth of an eternity in Hell without the benefit of being in the presence of God.
inadvertently posted comment here as apposed to the proper board. Please ignore post.
A hodgepodge of thoughts: Greatest biblical epic: The 10 Commandments. I don’t go to movies expecting ‘literal’ interpretation of the Bible; However the closest is probably “The Gospel of John.”
We, as Christians, should use biblical movies to further the spreading of our faith.
And, most importantly about this movie: “will it reveal the true reason why Noah didn’t make sure a pair of unicorns didn’t get on the Ark.”
No kidding, huh?
You might like this comment from Mark Steyn [WARNING: Plot spoiler for “Non-Stop”]:
“But even so a film still needs to be about something. Hitchcock called it “the MacGuffin” - the pretext that kick-starts the plot, and explains why good guys and bad guys are chasing each other up hill and down dale. It’s the secret formula, the microfilm, whatever - see The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes, North By Northwest... Hitchcock defined the MacGuffin as “the mechanical element that usually crops up in any story. In crook stories it is almost always the necklace and in spy stories it is almost always ‘the papers’.” A MacGuffin in that sense principally motivates the villains.
What motivates the villains these days? In the perfunctory “monologue-ing” speech in Non-Stop (I’d preface this with “Warning: Plot Spoiler”, but it barely qualifies as a “plot”, and therefore can’t really be said to make much difference anyway), the head bad guy explains that his father died on 9/11 and so he wants to blow up a plane to show how, despite post-9/11 security, it’s still really easy to blow up a plane...”
For the biblical Noah, this is the “MacGuffin”:
“And the Lord said, I will wipe this human race I have created from the face of the earth. Yes, and I will destroy every living thingall the people, the large animals, the small animals that scurry along the ground, and even the birds of the sky. I am sorry I ever made them. But Noah found favor with the Lord.”
In the movie? Well, I haven’t seen it. If I hear good things about it, I might risk getting a used DVD someday from Amazon.
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