We saw the movie Noah this evening and I cannot think of enough negative words to describe it. Save your money, do not support this abomination. No surprise since the director, Darren Aronofsky, is an atheist. Not just an atheist, but a rabid global-warming kook, environmental wacko, who believes that humans are destroying the earth and is against anyone who eats meat or anything other than fruits and vegetables. (Don't even get me started on the "rock monster" in the movie Noah)
You know there is something wrong with a movie when Christians, Jews, and Muslims agree...
All in all, the script for Noah is an uninteresting and unbiblical waste of a hundred and fifty million dollars that will ruin for decades the possibility of making a really great and entertaining movie of this Bible hero beloved by billions of religious believers, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim. (more)
In fact, there was no meat, only vegetables, at the "Noah" party at the Boathouse in Central Park.
The buffet tables were loaded with various forms of edible vegetable matter, but there was no meat, fish or cheese — because director Darren Aronofsky is vegan, as was the hero of his biblical epic, as played by Russell Crowe.
To underscore the point in the movie, which also stars Emma Watson and Jennifer Connelly, villain Tubal-cain (Ray Winstone) eagerly bites the head off an unidentified reptile and devours it raw. Meat = evil. Got it. (Page6, via Drudge)
In Genesis 9:3 God says: Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you.
Darren Aronofsky, the atheist director, bragged on more than one interview that Noah is "the least biblical biblical film ever made." Boy was he right.
Brian Godawa, blogger and author of the book "Noah Primeval," sparked a firestorm when he reviewed an early script of "Noah." Godawa's article was titled: "Darren Aronofsky's Noah: Environmentalist Wacko." It promptly went viral.
He says Aronofsky, at least early on, turned a Bible story into "environmental paganism." (CNN)
I agree with this:
The Noah movie is ugly. It's anti-human exceptionalism. It's enviro-agitprop. And it's poorly done. I can't recommend this movie, not just because of it's godawful theology (or should I say "earthology"), but because it's godawful filmmaking. (The Christian Post)
Noah is described as a $130-million retelling of the Old Testament account. Nothing could be further from the truth. There isn't a thimble full of Biblical truth in this movie.
If you were expecting a Biblically faithful retelling of the story of the greatest mariner in history and a tale of redemption and obedience to God you’ll be sorely disappointed. Noah paints the primeval world of Genesis 6 as scorched arid desert, dry cracked earth, and a gray gloomy sky that gives no rain – and all this, caused by man’s “disrespect” for the environment. In short, an anachronistic doomsday scenario of ancient global warming. How Neolithic man was able to cause such anthropogenic catastrophic climate change without the “evil” carbon emissions of modern industrial revolution is not explained. Nevertheless, humanity wanders the land in nomadic warrior tribes killing animals for food or wasteful trophies.
In this oppressive world, Noah and his family seek to avoid the crowds and live off the land. Noah is a kind of rural shaman, and vegan hippy-like gatherer of herbs. Noah explains that his family “studies the world,” “healing it as best we can,” like a kind of environmentalist scientist. [snip]
It is no secret that Aronofsky set out to make a political propaganda piece for environmentalism. He said so himself to entertainment reporters:
“It’s about environmental apocalypse which is the biggest theme, for me, right now for what’s going on on this planet. So I think it’s got these big, big themes that connect with us. Noah was the first environmentalist.” (see here: SlashFilm.com) [snip]
... postmodernists fancy playing God and changing the meaning of texts to suit their agenda because they believe language creates reality. Therefore, it’s okay to “make the Bible say what we want it to say.” This is manipulative narcissistic nonsense, (Godawa's Movie Blog)
Don't believe some reports that the movie is winning over faith-based movie-goers. The theater where we saw Noah was only about 1/4 full, compared to when we saw God's NOT Dead and the theater was packed.
At least two couples got up and left Noah about half way through the movie. I can't blame them. There was NO clapping at the end, NO cheers of approval, only dead silence, unlike God's NOT Dead where everyone was applauding at the end.
... according to Pew, just 58% of millennials believe in God
Why not make a movie that is factually based on the Bible account of Noah and the flood. Why not make a movie that those 58% could relate to. Why not make a movie that might lead viewers to read more of the Bible or that might lead them to God?
We know the answer to that. Atheists are not happy in their own belief, they must try to destroy the faith of those who believe differently than they do.
Yes this is a short story when taken in the full context of the Bible, but it is full of truths that need to be stressed. Not made up rock monsters.
Now to the specifics...
First, let me say that no Christian that I am aware of believes that we should carelessly pollute the environment and kill animals without concern for the consequences of our actions. Those kind of accusations are straw man caricatures from ignorant anti-Christian bigotry. The Bible itself is where we get the notion of being responsible stewards of the earth. Genesis 2:15 says that God put man in the Garden “to work it and keep it.” The basic meaning of the Hebrew text is to exercise great care while cultivating it. If anything, Adam was the first conservationist, not environmentalist, because he was to work the land, use human planning to overcome the thorns and thistles of nature. Which brings us to the next command that God also gives to mankind relating to the environment.
And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Genesis 1:28)
The Hebrew words for subduing the earth and having dominion are military terms of conquest. So, we see that man is to use his technological insights to forcefully harness the wild and chaotic forces of animals and the environment to bring them into good use. This is not a command to pollute or pillage the earth, but neither is it a subordination of man as a servant of the earth. The earth was made for man, not man for the earth, unlike pagan earth religion or environmental extremism, which claims that man is made for the earth, not the earth for man. (Gadawa's Movie Blog)
The director mentions Noah, his wife, his three sons, and their wives .... however in the movie the three sons do not have three wives, only one son has a wife. Not Biblical.
On that very day Noah and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, together with his wife and the wives of his three sons, entered the ark. --Genesis 7:13
Then God said to Noah, 16“Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives. -- Genesis 8:15
'God says to Noah', or the 'Lord Says to Noah', is repeated over and over in the account of Noah and the flood. God doesn't get mentioned in this movie. You never hear he word "God" or "Lord" in the movie Noah.
In the movie Noah and his wife mix up some green concoction that makes a smoke that puts ALL the animals, birds, etc. to sleep for the trip. But by some coincidence doesn't bother the humans on board.
In the Bible, Genis 6:21, it says:
You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.”
So in the Bible the animals were not put to sleep for the ride.
Turning the tale of Noah into an environmentalist screed and animal rights diatribe does violence to the Biblical meaning and turns it into something entirely alien to the original meaning of the text. Admittedly, the script does include murder and violence against man as an additional “evil,” but this is secondary in the story. The primary sin of the script Noah is man’s violence against the environment. Which is kind of contradictory, don’t you think? Claiming that God destroys the entire environment because man was — well, destroying the environment?
And how in the world was Neolithic man able to destroy his environment and cause global warming anyway? Exactly where did the carbon emissions come from? Fred Flintstone SUVs? Industrial campfire smokestacks? The number of people on the planet in that distant age would have less impact on the climate than bison farts. It’s really quite ludicrous, but inadvertently hints at the historical and scientific fact that far greater global warming and cooling cycles have occurred in the past without man. It’s quite natural. Consider it the Circle of Life.
In the movie Noah believes God wants all humans to die, that he wants Noah to kill the new twin granddaughters (that are not mentioned in the Bible so far as I know). However, the Bible account God tells Noah and his family to come out of the ark on dry land.
Then God said to Noah, 16“Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives. --Genesis 8:15
And they did just that. They also did other things. He built an altar, sacrificed an animal to God, and God was pleased.
18 So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives....
20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. 21 The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done. Genesis 8 18-21
This is a vile and wicked movie directed by an atheist wacko. God must be weeping.
'Noah' Review: Brilliantly Sinister Anti-Christian Filmmaking, John Nolte at Breitbart...
... could anything make Satan happier than something that leads people to believe they are saved when they are not? [snip]
What does matter, though, is The Message. The Message is everything. And this is where Aronofsky is the snake in the garden. Using $135 million, he and Paramount have brilliantly and deviously disguised the Pagan god Gaia as the God of the Old Testament … as THE God.
And let's give the Devil his due: using the story of Noah to twist Christianity into something it is not, is a genius piece of propagandizing that is sure to lead many away from God under the mistaken belief that through left-wing environmentalism they are coming closer to Him. [snip]
Every glimpse of those God will wipe out shows these "sinners" exploiting Mother Nature. They butcher meat, tear live animals to pieces, hunt, mine, and cut trees. According to Aronofsky, that is all these people are guilty of and that is enough to justify the coming biblical genocide.
Every action taken and piece of dialogue spoken by the "sinners" (as personified by the strip-mining villain Tubal-Cain, a hale and hearty Ray Winstone) is about man's right to dominate the earth. Tubal-Cain even goes so far as to eat an endangered species alive, one of two lizards left on earth. The brute.
Moral and sexual depravity aren't even hinted at as sinful. Nor is idolatry. Tubal-Cain and his hordes of follower have not built a golden calf. In fact, they believe in God. (read it all)
I forgot to mention that the costumes were completely wrong for the era. Women wore pants, so did the men. Noah had what looked like a worn out suit coat at one point. They all wore boots, even Noah had on what looked like modern day leather men's boots.
The women wear pants — they all dress like they are in a ‘modern day, after the bomb dropped,’ movie. [If you look at Biblical history in pictures, no one wore pants. Men wore loin clothes, robes or wrappings that resembled what we think of as robes.] [snip]
... it was just so amazingly bad — the whole movie — I mean the final vest or jacket Noah is wearing has lapels.. LAPELS! (review by artist David Lemon, read it here at Maggie's Notebook)