The proudly self-proclaimed atheist director/screen writer called his movie “the least biblical film ever made.”
Giant rock angel people? Noah running around the ark trying to kill his family?
I’d say he’s right!
This will be a short post and the last one I write about “Noah” – a movie that comes out tomorrow. I’m ONLY writing about it because I’m appalled at how God’s Word can be slandered so badly. Add to that the amount of people who will believe it without reading the Biblical truth for themselves, and I’m truly saddened.
I’m not paying hard earned money to see this film called “Noah”.
I’ve mentioned the appropriate use of creative license in my posts about The Bible Series last year that got a LOT of traffic. People are curious. So I want to be a voice for God. For truth.
This movie though… from the pre-screening reviews and the director’s own words (see below), it’s obvious this film goes WAY beyond creative license.
Paramount has issued an explanatory statement saying the film is “inspired by the story of Noah” but at the same time, “artistic license has been taken.” They admit it isn’t Biblical with this part: “The biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis.”
Another article review (linked below):
“You’ll hear others say Noah is unlike any version of this story told before, and that is certainly true. There have been so many interpretations of this story, and the Bible in general, for centuries, and Aronofsky is not shy about going big with his take. Noah’s allies in the film include the Watchers, a term used for biblical angels; envisioned here as giant rock creatures, trapped in their current form as a punishment by the Creator. The Watchers, who lumber about among the humans, are able to take on a score of soldiers on their own and have an angelic light emanating from within that makes their eyes and mouth glow, seem straight out of Lord of the Rings – which is only underlined when we see them take part in a couple of huge battle scenes in the film.”
I know that God’s Word is not read fully or even frequently by most Christians, sadly. So if a movie or book is represented as the Biblical truth and it is not, it does not mean God won’t use it to His glory in people’s lives. It means… we SHOULD be having conversations about it.
My daughter (who has been part of the entertainment business for over a decade) wrote a very thought provoking article about Christianity in media. I agree with her whole heartedly so I’ll encourage you to read her article here.
Please encourage others to read the Truth for themselves. Be ready to talk about it with them. We are the voice that could matter in their lives.
Would you walk the journey with us? Let’s love the world together! That would be such a blessing.