It sounds like the movie is just as ficional as the Bible. It's fine to
interpret the Bible literally, as some do. But when others interpret
differently, keep in mind that they are engaging in the same thing as those who
take the story of Noah as a literal event. One family gathered every creature in
existence and placed them on a ship. Every creature, within wrangling distance.
Then a loving God drowned the remaining inhabitants. Women, children, everybody.
And inserting unreferenced details in a film adaptation is the distressing part?
I recommend two parts sanity check, one part morality check.
We saw this film yesterday. Save your money. Probably the worst film I have seen
in years. It depicts Noah and a lunatic who wants to kill his grandchildren
because the 'creator" has willed it so out of punishment. There are
"stone men" monsters who help Noah build the Arc. The entire movie has
little if any congruence with the biblical story. Save your 20 bucks and go see
a super-hero movie that everyone knows is fantasy. This movie advertises a
biblical story, but its nothing close to that.
blending or butchering? The film was produced by an Atheist - its like having a
documentary on the Jews written by a Nazi. This is more like Lord Of The Rings
with a few bible names mentioned. Surprised Noah didn't have to fight Orks
in Middle Earth.
This is a super hero movie that everyone knows is fantasy. At least they should
Haven't you guys noticed that the big best-seller movies are mostly in
PG-13 Categories now? Let me know if I am wrong about the following...The Hunger Games, Divergent, Gravity, Wolf on Wall Street, Twilight...Am I
missing something?Why are we, as a society, turning to violent,
immoral, and in the utmost disgusting movies? Can Hollywood explain that to us?
Why aren't there more family-freindly movies, such as Frozen or the Croods?
Tangeled? How to Train Your Dragon? Is it because we like looking
for the bad? Don't we feel more 'comfortable' when we watch
something gross? Why call bad good and good... Is Satan behind
@Deanvrtc. Hey Dean, if you want to know the Bible story (and I do mean STORY,
but that's for another conversation)of Noah, read it in the Bible. What did
you expect from a Hollywood adaptation that the director himself said was
"the least biblical biblical film ever made"?I went into the
theater hoping to be entertained, not hoping for a religious experience; that
has to wait for this coming weekend. Got what I was hoping for, but did feel the
rock monsters were a little hokey.
I saw the movie last night, and its biggest difficiency was that Noah was a
prophet who could not communicate with God. He was given a few brief visions,
and was left on his own to draw conclusions and make assumptions. The movie was
well executed and acted, but the only redeeming part of the plot is that by the
end of the movie Noah learned the meaning of mercy. (Of course, "ninja
Noah" was even wierder than the rock monsters.)
This movie story was a blending of various sources about the flood story and
other myths and legends from that time. As outlined in other articles published
by DN, as well as a plethora of stories on the net, the director included a
wealth if Jewish imagery and and concepts that are part of the story. A bit if
reading will give a deeper understanding of the movie and an appriciation of the
rich source material.