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The Noah Movie: Our Detailed Review [Christian Review]
Answers In Genesis ^ | Saturday, March 29, 2014 | Staff Report

Posted on 03/29/2014 5:01:38 PM PDT by Star Traveler

Editor’s note: A shorter review of Noah appeared on Friday. The movie review below is a much more detailed examination of the new Hollywood film.

On Thursday evening, a team of researchers from Answers in Genesis viewed the new Noah film. Based on reviews from trusted friends of the ministry who had seen the movie, including a staff member, we were hesitant to spend any money on watching this unbiblical picture. But AiG had already received hundreds of inquiries about our position on the film even before it was released, so we believed it was necessary for AiG’s research team to write an eyewitness review.

Does this mean that every Christian should watch this movie before they can determine whether it is good or bad? Not at all. “Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety” (Proverbs 11:14). We are offering our counsel here with this movie review, and we have already posted an initial brief review of the movie and hosted a live webcast discussing the subject. Our desire is to provide wise counsel to those who may consider attending this film that we cannot in any way endorse.

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20)

This verse repeatedly came to mind while reflecting on this movie because the film often flipped biblical morality on its head. It’s important to realize that the director and cowriter, Darren Aronofsky, is a self-professed atheist. This fact alone doesn’t mean that he couldn’t make a good film on the Bible’s history (especially if he seeks advice from Bible-believing Christians) ... Nearly every moral issue seen in Noah is inverted.

(Excerpt) Read more at answersingenesis.org ...


TOPICS: Apologetics; Ministry/Outreach; Religion & Culture; Religion & Science
KEYWORDS: atheistnoah; bible; fakenoah; flood; hollywood; jesus; moviereview; noah; noahthemovie
Admittedly Unbiblical

Noah director and writer Darren Aronofsky told The New Yorker magazine that his movie is “the least biblical film ever made.”

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“Darren Aronofsky Gets Biblical,” The New Yorker, March 10, 2014, http://www.newyorker.com/services/presscenter/2014/03/17/140317pr_press_release.

1 posted on 03/29/2014 5:01:38 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler

Noah director and writer Darren Aronofsky told The New Yorker magazine that his movie is “the least biblical film ever made.”

“Darren Aronofsky Gets Biblical,” The New Yorker, March 10, 2014, http://www.newyorker.com/services/presscenter/2014/03/17/140317pr_press_release.


2 posted on 03/29/2014 5:02:42 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

No meat at ‘Noah’ party
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3138805/posts


3 posted on 03/29/2014 5:03:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Star Traveler

It’s nice of you to continually post these reviews but until YOU actually see the movie and can give us YOUR honest opinion of it, the reviews mean nothing.......


4 posted on 03/29/2014 5:12:39 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Star Traveler

“One might argue that many of these issues are rather minor points in the grand scheme of the biblical narrative. But it reveals a cavalier attitude towards the Bible. If they can’t bother to get the smaller points right, then how can we trust them to accurately handle the larger issues”

There’s this horrible but popular praise song at church called Days of Elijah, and it sings about King David building a temple. I remember God telling David he could not build his temple because he was a man of war. It’s minor, but always wondered why so many churches are ok with singing some clear contradiction to the Bible.


6 posted on 03/29/2014 5:19:18 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

It used to be - that singing Christian hymns in church would also serve to teach Christian doctrine. But that’s sure not guaranteed anymore!


7 posted on 03/29/2014 5:21:15 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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A collection of FREEPER threads on the movie - Noah ...

Religious tide turns against ‘Noah’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3138393/posts

Noah: a classic blunder
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3138403/posts

Nine problems with the movie “Noah”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3138569/posts

Don’t Get Punked by Paramount’s Pagan Noah Film
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3138604/posts

Noah – The Emperor’s New Movie (The Utter Embarrassing Mess of ‘Noah’)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3138663/posts

‘Noah’ Review: Brilliantly Sinister Anti-Christian Filmmaking
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3138716/posts

Noah, The Film: All Washed Up
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3138756/posts

Box Office: ‘Noah’ Winning Over Faith-Based and Mainstream Moviegoers
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3138788/posts

No meat at ‘Noah’ party
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3138805/posts

The Noah Movie: Our Detailed Review [Christian Review]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3138815/posts

The Noah Movie: Deconstructing Noah’s Ark; Godawful Storytelling
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3138821/posts


8 posted on 03/29/2014 5:41:01 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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So, like The Last Temptation of Christ, it was a work of fiction, based very loosely on real events.

If the characters were still alive they could sue.


9 posted on 03/29/2014 5:43:08 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Hot Tabasco

It’s nice of you to continually post these reviews but until YOU actually see the movie and can give us YOUR honest opinion of it, the reviews mean nothing.......


If that is your standard, than neither will his honest opinion. It will be just another “review”.

On a related note, It’s pretty obvious from all the reviews that this movie is a stinker. I mean, it may not be Ishtar, but still...


10 posted on 03/29/2014 5:44:36 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Star Traveler

Thanks for the info- this movie is off our list to see!

Gods Not Dead seems to have good reviews though- will probably see that one...


13 posted on 03/29/2014 6:11:18 PM PDT by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Why do you think we should enrich Hollywood haters before having an opinion?

Do you have the same view on homosexuality?


14 posted on 03/29/2014 6:14:54 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Star Traveler

Bttt


15 posted on 03/29/2014 7:07:46 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Hot Tabasco
"It’s nice of you to continually post these reviews but until YOU actually see the movie and can give us YOUR honest opinion of it, the reviews mean nothing......"

Nonsense. You don't have to eat a dog turd to know it tastes like crap.

16 posted on 03/30/2014 5:25:15 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Hot Tabasco

That’s an odd statement.

What’s the difference to you whether your reading Star Traveler’s opinion of a movie or someone else’s?

If you don’t want to read someone else’s opinion then why would you want to read Star Traveler’s?

I must be missing something here..


17 posted on 03/30/2014 6:36:04 AM PDT by thatjoeguy (Every law passed is one person forcing their morals on someone else.)
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To: cuban leaf

“If that is your standard, than neither will his honest opinion. It will be just another “review”.”

Well said, I just posted something along the same lines.


18 posted on 03/30/2014 6:38:31 AM PDT by thatjoeguy (Every law passed is one person forcing their morals on someone else.)
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I remember back when I had TV I’d watch Siskel and Ebert. I learned that if Ebert liked it but Siskel didn’t, it was not worth renting.

We don’t do the theater any more. with a 46” set and a blue ray player and a decent Hi-fi, we get a better experience in the home than in any theater. And I rent the movies for free from the library.


19 posted on 03/30/2014 6:50:29 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: thatjoeguy

I just realized a new movie genre has been created and I didn’t even notice. It’s the “Fiction based on real people” Genre. They put real historical characters in their environment as history records, but then add some ludicrous twists, filling in the blanks with wild speculation, to add entertainment value.

There have been three that I know of:

1. The Last Temptation of Christ
2. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
3. Noah

Are there any others I haven’t thought of?


20 posted on 03/30/2014 7:09:17 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: cuban leaf

Fiction based on real people is at least as old as Shakespeare. Heck, isn’t that what the Queer’an is?


21 posted on 03/30/2014 7:12:01 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

Yeah, but there isn’t much of it in film. Maybe “Being John Malcovich” fits into it. I dunno.


22 posted on 03/30/2014 7:15:16 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Star Traveler

I’m betting this Noah movie will hit 60 threads.

I wonder what the record is for inconsequential subjects?


23 posted on 03/30/2014 7:15:17 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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The movie will be dead before we hit 60 threads ... :-) ...


24 posted on 03/30/2014 7:25:54 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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