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12 reasons not to fall for the Noah Movie hype

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If you’re hoping that next April’s release of the “Noah” film is the next Christian blockbuster that will inspire people to seek God, you might want to hold your wallet – not your breath.

A rough cut of the movie, starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Emma “Hermoine Granger” Watson, has been held up to the light of Scripture and has been found to be grossly different.

Even the trailer makes it obvious that the producers took many liberties, playing fast and loose with the biblical text.

Listen to what Crowe himself had to say about Noah being “not even very nice,”for letting humans perish, even though as Todd Friel points out, the real Noah was a preacher of righteousness:

In his article titled “Don’t Be Taken In By The Noah Movie’s Promotion, Ken Ham over at Answers in Genesis suggests that this movie might just be another Hollywood con:

I believe the trailer was put together very carefully and cleverly to attract Christians and Jews—those who might be inclined to pay to see the film and not speak out against it. In fact, many Christians and Christian organizations have already come out publicly to say they can’t wait to see this movie.

Ham offers 12 “problem areas” that discerning Christians should be aware of:

  1. In the film, Noah was robbed of his birthright by Tubal-Cain. The serpent’s body (i.e., Satan), which was shed in Eden, was their “birthright reminder.” It also doubled with magical power that they would wrap around their arm. So weird!
  2. Noah’s family only consists of his wife, three sons, and one daughter-in-law, contrary to the Bible.
  3. It appears as if every species was crammed in the Ark instead of just the kinds of animals, thus mocking the Ark account the same way secularists do today.
  4. “Rocks” (that seem to be fallen angels) build the Ark with Noah!
  5. Methuselah (Noah’s grandfather) is a type of witch-doctor, whose mental health is questionable.
  6. Tubal-Cain defeats the Rocks who were protecting the finished Ark.
  7. A wounded Tubal-Cain axes his way inside the Ark in only about ten minutes and then hides inside. Tubal-Cain then convinces the middle son to lure Noah to the bottom of the Ark in order to murder him (because he was not allowed a wife in the Ark). Tubal-Cain stays alive by eating hibernating lizards. The middle son of Noah has a change of heart and helps kill Tubal-Cain instead.
  8. Noah becomes almost crazy as he believes the only purpose to his family’s existence was to help build the Ark for the “innocent” animals (this is a worship of creation).
  9. Noah repeatedly tells his family that they were the last generation and were never to procreate. So when his daughter-in-law becomes pregnant, he vows to murder his own grandchild. But he finally has a change of heart.
  10. Noah does not have a relationship with God but rather with circumstances and has deadly visions of the Flood.
  11. The Ark lands on a cliff next to a beach.
  12. After the Flood Noah becomes so distant from his family that he lives in a cave, getting drunk by the beach.

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85 Responses to “12 reasons not to fall for the Noah Movie hype”

  1. Richard #

    The only thing one can say is the movie is "inspired" by the biblical story. Inspired can mean basically anything hence why its used. I for one have no interest in seeing anything that perverts a real account in the Bible for that reason alone.

    November 20, 2013 at 5:47 PM Reply
    • Dorothy #

      Inspired? I think not. The bible was hijacked and perverted in an attempt to make money off "dumb Christians".

      November 26, 2013 at 4:50 AM Reply
      • Jane #

        Wow

        February 1, 2014 at 6:14 PM Reply
      • Josh #

        You mean: “The Bible” Miniseries, right?

        February 13, 2014 at 11:27 AM Reply
      • David Newsome #

        You have a good point Dorothy, but I would use the word ignorant instead of dumb.

        We can't be ignorant and fall into the myth of "Its only a movie!"
        For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…
        Proverbs 23:7a
        The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
        Proverbs 12:5
        For a child of God to watch Hollywood's version of Noah
        would be like a Lion taking hunting tips from a Zebra!

        February 26, 2014 at 9:59 AM Reply
    • Lydia #

      I am hoping it will send people to read the Bibilcal account. It would be hard to make an exciting 2 hour movie just using the few pages of what the Bible says. I would watch it and I am glad they made this…I heard today, "Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Slayer was based on a true story! There was a president named Abraham Lincoln." or something like that.

      February 15, 2014 at 8:45 PM Reply
      • It won't. People want an 'acceptable' Bible, one that they can twist and turn any way they want. They very seldom seek the truth, being content with spoon – fed vomit.

        February 21, 2014 at 10:31 PM Reply
    • You people are ignorant. You beg for hollywood to make a Christian film, and when they do you freak out because its not 100% accurate. Were you there during that time? Let's look at the facts :

      1.) Hollywood studios don't pass the offering. So unless you're tithing to them regularly, they have to operate like the rest of the 'for profits' out there. They need to make money.

      2.) If they stayed "accurate" and took ZERO creative liberties, the movie would be about 10 minutes long. Not really worth paying for is it?

      3.) If you honestly can tell me that this movie doesn't point people to the bible, especially with all of you screaming 'foul', people who were intrigued and interested by the movie will most likely look up the story in the bible to see what 'really happened'.

      4.) the rest of you that are complaining about this do so because you're too lazy to witness to people. You know that all your non-believer friends are going to be asking you lots of questions, and since you don't really spend a lot of time STUDYING (not reading, but STUDYING) the bible, you are unprepared.

      Why don't you instead of griping, invite a friend to go see it with you, and then have coffee afterwards and tell them the FULL "accurate" story.

      March 4, 2014 at 12:31 PM Reply
      • Too lazy? Don’t read our Bibles? Your sweeping generalizations are about as accurate as this screenplay. Why in the world would we want to use falsehoods to point to the sovereign God, creator, king?

        March 4, 2014 at 1:31 PM Reply
  2. The only 'good' thing that we as Christians can say about movies such as this — movies that completely distort Biblical accounts — is that they give us opportunities to share with family, friends, and co-workers what the Bible really says happened. The Noah movie will give us opportunities to share with others about man's sinfulness and God's redemptive plan. Let's not allow any chance we get to pass us by!

    November 21, 2013 at 2:32 AM Reply
    • danielle #

      Great answer and I will pray to be bold enough so as to give a true witness from Gods word when the opportunity arrises. Your message was very zealous thankyou. :)

      March 16, 2014 at 4:29 PM Reply
  3. Daryl #

    As with most 'true stories' that Hollywood tackles that end up bearing only a slight resemblance to the truth, anything Biblical is going to be laughable. Hollywood is not known for it's pursuit of the truth, only it's pursuit of entertainment to fill the coffers. The one thing this movie does allow us to pursue, is a discussion of the real story in the Bible. This movie is not a 'true story' but 'inspired by real events'. I used the work 'inspired' very loosely. How strange that a film, that is inspired by true events, is taken from a book entirely inspired by God. As with all films, the book is usually better!

    November 21, 2013 at 3:39 PM Reply
  4. If movies like this crash & burn for lack of interest then it may dissuade others from investing in biblically related stories, which may not be in the church's best interest.
    Who cares what Russell Crowe personally makes of who Noah was, the flood story is apparently present in many early writings of different cultures but they wouldn't all have the biblical keys to interpret those events.
    My feeling is to support it.

    November 22, 2013 at 2:27 AM Reply
  5. Lilac de Nubia #

    Sounds like it's supposed to be satire

    November 22, 2013 at 4:44 AM Reply
  6. Brenda #

    First of all, I am a Child of God in every sense of the word. I have only seen one clip advertising the movie in question and immediately realized the only thing taken from the Word was the name, Noah. It is obviously like every other "Biblical" movie out there has ever been. I am not surprised.

    I go to church and various fellowship gatherings to strengthen my walk with God, to be fed as only He can feed me and to worship God with my fellow Christians.

    I read books and watch movies to be entertained. I like any type of historical fiction and have never had a problem differentiating between fiction and non-fiction. Seeing Noah will not influence my faith in any way.

    November 22, 2013 at 11:27 AM Reply
    • Jay #

      Very well said!

      December 14, 2013 at 7:24 AM Reply
    • Penny #

      Indeed, very well said. It's a movie folks. If it inspires discussion or investigation of the Bible, that's a good thing!!

      February 28, 2014 at 6:23 AM Reply
      • chad #

        Read books to be entertained…the bible is a book…hmm

        March 5, 2014 at 11:01 PM Reply
  7. Steve Miller #

    If any of those 12 statements are accurate then this is one of the silliest movies ever made. Why would they feel the need to make a movie which alienates the intended audience? Sounds like rather than making a Noah movie they made Nino (Noah in name only)

    November 22, 2013 at 1:43 PM Reply
    • Penny #

      I don't believe it's trying to alienate the intended audience but to promote discussion. It's a movie. Movie's always take cinematic license. There will be cinematic license taken with "Son of God". We will never know the full dialogue in that or Noah or what transpired, so both take license. If anything, Noah will send people back to the Bible to discuss. Great!

      February 28, 2014 at 6:26 AM Reply
  8. Lauren #

    Well, Noah did get drunk and naked. That's in the Bible…

    November 25, 2013 at 10:12 AM Reply
    • lyn #

      There is no sin in sleeping naked, however, drunkenness is sin. Commentary from John Gill enlightens us on the matter, from Genesis 9:21, 'and he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.' – - -" however, he was overtaken with it, and which is recorded, not to disgrace him, but to caution men against the evil of intemperance, as well as to encourage repenting sinners to expect pardon: and this shows that the best of men are not exempted from sin, nor secure from falling; and that though Noah was a perfect man, yet not as to be without sin; and that whereas he was a righteous man, he was not so by the righteousness of works, but by the righteousness of faith: and he was uncovered within his tent; being in liquor when he laid down, he was either negligent of his long and loose garments, such as the eastern people wore without breeches, and did not take care to wrap them about him; or in his sleep, through the heat of the weather, or of the wine, or both, threw them off."
      The Bible repeatedly records the sins of men, as a lesson for us, not as a means to make a mockery of God's word, as Hollywood shamefully does.

      November 25, 2013 at 10:46 AM Reply
      • Anonymous #

        Being drunk is not a sin. Putting it above God is.

        March 15, 2014 at 2:21 AM Reply
        • lyn #

          Anonymous,

          Being drunk IS indeed a sin, -" Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. " 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

          Romans 13:13 Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy."

          1 Peter 4:2-3 " so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry."

          A drunkard will not inherit the kingdom of God, according to God's own word.

          March 15, 2014 at 6:16 AM Reply
  9. TheGrowingLight #

    Noah wasn't benevolent?? Noah wasn't nice??

    "Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God" (Gen.6:9/ Ezek.14:14)

    Too bad, Russ. Seems satan beguiled you through bad info as he did Eve. Unfortunately, Russ is being used as another brainwashed Hollywood puppet out to taint GOD's Word. Just watching the preview, you see unbiblical issues.

    Russ is one to talk about "being nice". Isn't this the same guy that interfered with Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan's marriage? Hmmm?

    November 29, 2013 at 4:49 PM Reply
    • Gina #

      Amen!!!!

      March 2, 2014 at 4:02 PM Reply
  10. Niriel #

    So, the movie is different from the book. One can say that from pretty much every movie made after a book. I don't see how that's a big deal or how the fact that the book is the bible makes it a special case. It's ok to like the books better, I often do. Although I don't actually feel the need to choose which one is superior to the other, books and movies are two different media with their own strength and weaknesses.

    The story in that movie/book is in complete opposition with everything we know about biology, physics and common sense and I don't take any offense with that. So what? It's a fantasy/scifi story, like Lord of the Rings or Star Trek. I don't expect any truth from it.

    December 11, 2013 at 5:14 AM Reply
    • sara #

      Except that they are expecting people who know the Bible to watch this. The real problem will be the ones who have not read the Bible and see the movie and not know that it completely lacks truth. People will not think this is like every other movie and walk away knowing that most of it was a lie.

      March 21, 2014 at 12:19 PM Reply
  11. Matthew #

    Thank you, Niriel, for such a reasonable and logical response.

    There is no mention of brainwashing, indoctrination, or the one world government….you are not browbeating anyone with scripture, or pointing out that everyone else is a blind and dirty sinner (but not admitting your own sin).

    Expect to see some calling out in your direction soon.

    December 11, 2013 at 11:11 AM Reply
  12. yawnagain #

    We should be trying to stamp out the ignorance of religion, not encouraging and glorifying it with movies. The claim that Noah is based on a true story is a complete lie, and because of this deliberate false advertising, no-one should have to pay for their ticket.

    So few Christians are aware of the fact that the story of "Noah" is just a re-tell of an older story from a different religion. Look up "The Epic of Galgamesh (Tablet XI)" to read the story Noah is based on.

    Even if the story of the Noah wasn't clearly copied, it IS completely impossible. For example, the fresh water required by all those animals for 150 days would not have fit on the Ark! (Just the two elephants require 12600 gallons of water!) Not to mention all the plant matter for vegetarian animals. And spare animals to provide fresh meat for the carnivores. There's just not enough room for all the required supplies! (Let alone the actual animals that Noah was trying to rescue.)

    And ofcourse, if a flood covered the entire surface of the earth for 150 days, all land plants would have be wiped out. Thus, when the water subsided – there would have been absolutely no food – anywhere. Game Ovah, Noah!

    The whole concept of "kinds" of animals has even been dis-proven. In fact, anyone can go and see live examples of "one kind changing into another" even though the Bible claims this is impossible. Just study any "ring species", like Salamanders.

    And are we really expected to believe that the Kangaroos walked all the way to Australia from where-ever the Ark landed? How did all the marsupials know to come to the same place? Did the Kangaroos have to carry the Koalas since Koalas walk so slowly on land? And why did the penguins waddle all the way to the South Pole given that the North Pole was so much closer? Crossing the equator must have been dreadful for animals designed for arctic conditions.

    The only question remaining is : Is there any part of the story of Noah that makes any sense at all?

    December 12, 2013 at 12:42 AM Reply
    • One #

      Your reasoning and questions are based on shallow human intelligence. All of these things were in the power and control of God. He is the Alpha and Omega…so any contradiction in the story of Noah is purely man made, not God inspired, as the Bible was.

      There are many miracles that are documented in the Bible that man cannot understand/explain. That is the point. If we can logically explain them, there is nothing to set apart the magnificence of God's ability, grace, and power.

      February 14, 2014 at 2:19 PM Reply
      • K Lewis #

        Well said…

        February 27, 2014 at 2:26 PM Reply
        • Anonymous #

          What a huge argument from ignorance, the story is a clear retelling of traditional Babylonian tales, there's nothing to be taken seriously in that story. It's a parable, nothing more. The only reason people even consider that story as true is because that's what they're taught to believe at a young age, not because they actually do any research on their own part

          March 19, 2014 at 7:32 PM Reply
          • Anonymous, I am only going to allow one of your snide name-calling comments here on this site (I’ve deleted the rest), and that is only so that I can reply to you. We’re not a place to argue for the existence of God. If your worldview doesn’t include Him, then you are not going to like this site very much. Secondly, I notice that you are so strong in your convictions that you would hide behind an anonymous name and email account. How brave! Way to stand up.

            March 20, 2014 at 7:18 AM
          • Page #

            That is absolutely false. There IS evidence of a worldwide flood. Maybe do some research of your own.

            March 29, 2014 at 9:03 AM
    • redroksaz #

      So you believe the Sumerians are the first to write about the flood? Who says they did not get the story from somewhere else?….like maybe the true Source? Interesting that all major cultures have a flood story. So maybe one story fits all? So who knew first? The setting of Noah goes back before the Sumerians came along. If Moses is lying, then the entire Torah cannot be believed. Moses never claimed anything he wrote was just made-up stories to teach a lesson….NEVER. So either it is all true, or all false. Our very souls may depend on making the right decision?

      April 7, 2014 at 12:52 PM Reply
  13. Believer #

    God is restarted his human game it seems, by wiping out unimportant, random npc-like people, save a huge ark as game backup. Luckily the data format was incomplete, Asia and Africa was left untouched.

    Moral of the story: Never allow a single person to hold all authority to make judgements. Setup a council as counterweight measure so the actions can be held accountable.

    December 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM Reply
  14. Don #

    The Biblical account was inspired by the Epic of Gilgamesh. It's a wonderful morality story about sin and salvation.

    February 3, 2014 at 2:06 PM Reply
  15. Sylvia J. Parker #

    I'm sorry to see that yet another director feels he/she has the right to change or alter the word od GOD. I Corithians 4:6 says "not to think beyond what is written" so anytime you add or change a story that is in the bible you are guilty of perverting the word of GOD. The bible is not a book of fables but is a book of eyewitness accounts of events orchestrated by GOD. You are entitled to believe whatever you want but when you try to impose your beliefs on others that is a form of religion. Just know that whatever you do and whatever you believe you will have to answer to GOD for your actions. The bible states that everyone is going to heaven but not everyone is going to stay II Corithians 5:10. All of GOD'S people need to pray for everyone involved in the making of the film Noah. We need to pray for their salvation, that GOD would change their heart of stone to a heart of flesh. We also need to pray for everyone who sees this film that they will not be lost or lead astray.

    February 19, 2014 at 8:23 PM Reply
    • Question Everything #

      Corithians 4:6 says "not to think beyond what is written"
      Seriously one of the dumbest things i have ever heard.Maybe that is why the world is in such mess today. People are just ignorant and proud of it. Narrow minded religious views will be the end of us all.

      And its hard to listen to Christians talk about not pushing beliefs on others. Especially with something as perverse and misleading as The Bible.

      God creates man in his own image, but then decides to murder everyone because they are flawed. Sounds like your man made god is the one who is flawed.

      March 21, 2014 at 8:55 AM Reply
      • What that verse is saying, in context, is this:
        “I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers,[a] that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another.” This is telling Christians not to make up their own God, but to know Him by His Word. If we start projecting our own wishes about Him, we do fall into sinfulness and all sorts of strange theology that is not Christian. Case in point, the Westboro Baptist church, which is neither Baptist nor a church, as I’m sure you would agree.

        March 21, 2014 at 10:05 AM Reply
  16. THNK! #

    Looks like a fun and creepy fictional movie. Kind of like the Avengers-although the Avengers story does not wipe out humanity and all living things. Not sure there are going to be many "converts" to Christianity after this happy story.

    February 25, 2014 at 9:58 AM Reply
  17. Yeah #

    Next up, Hollywood takes parts of the Quran and twits them into a inaccurate action packed film! Oh,wait… that will never happen.

    February 25, 2014 at 1:22 PM Reply
  18. Jesus #

    The book is always better than the movie! God will not be mocked. Hollywood can have its fun but just like Noah's day their is another judgement day coming! You have been warned

    February 25, 2014 at 8:43 PM Reply
    • Sean S #

      LOL – thanks "jesus". Both movie and book are fictional. Sorry to burst your small bubble.

      February 28, 2014 at 9:12 AM Reply
    • talitha cumi #

      Amen.

      March 27, 2014 at 4:05 PM Reply
  19. K Lewis #

    Here's the thing. The bible is filled with numerous stories including that of Noah. What we find though is generally a shortened version and a lot of imagination to fill in the blanks. I'm almost certain that Hollywood will take their liberties and create a version that isn't true. At the same time, there are Christians who do the same if given the chance to do so. In the end, just sort it out. If you don't like it, don't go see it. If you go see it, enjoy it but don't sit and believe everything you see. We don't do that with superman or batman or spiderman or any other movie we watch. This movie was certainly inspired by the biblical account of Noah, but at the same time, the biblical account of Noah leaves a lot out as I'm sure more went on than just what is mentioned on a couple of pages… After all it took Noah years to build the thing. He was a man and don't think for one second he didn't go through challenges and doubt and anger and humiliation and all the above. People need to quit being so religious about their faith. This movie shouldn't change your faith or even threaten your faith at all. I'm a Christian who loves God and I am looking forward to seeing this movie. Not because because I'm a Christian and the movies about Noah but because I am a Christian and I like to go to movies.

    February 27, 2014 at 2:24 PM Reply
    • talithacumi #

      RE: 'Imaginations'….Scripture says we are to CAST THEM DOWN.

      March 27, 2014 at 4:04 PM Reply
  20. lucysoerens #

    Honestly, who cares? So what if there's some extra-biblical content in there. The producers are making it very clear what to expect, so its not like they're trying to deceive the world into thinking that this is the actual Biblical account. As short as the story of Noah is in the Bible, a 2-hour long film is going to have some extra stuff. The important thing is that Bible stories are being put in theatres and its going to stir up interest in the Gospel. Its our responsbility as Christians use these movies as an opportunity to point people to the Bible, instead of focusing on everything that they got wrong. The movie was made for entertainment. Its not a documentary. We need to be realistic with our expectations and work with what we can. I think its great that Noah is in theatres.

    March 2, 2014 at 8:59 PM Reply
    • talitha cumi #

      However, there is nothing innocuous about this misrepresentation of the biblical account. It is clearly designed to lead people deliberately astray. Many people will receive this heresy as fact and reject the truth of the Scriptures. The devil is very clever BUT our Saviour will prevail.

      March 27, 2014 at 4:02 PM Reply
  21. Kelly #

    So are you all against veggie tales? Cause I'm pretty sure Noah wasn't a cucumber.

    March 9, 2014 at 1:05 PM Reply
    • Karla #

      Ha Ha! I like that.

      March 29, 2014 at 9:52 PM Reply
  22. lyn #

    It is very telling to see professing 'Christians' think it's no big deal to misrepresent biblical truth. It's shameful to see so many claim they 'love God', but could care less if His word is twisted, added to and taken from! What kind of love is that?

    Perhaps it's time we leave the 'entertainment industry' to the one who controls it…Satan….and open our Bibles and seek truth. For instance, what does God say about adding to His word or taking from it? "You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you. " Deut. 4:2
    So much for the cry of the Reformation…'Sola Scriptura!'
    Compromise is the theme of the day as we see many make excuses for a blatant attempt by Satan, through Hollywood, to discredit God's truth. We make excuses while we flock to the theaters to pay to see this trash, and claim it's only for 'entertainment purposes'…that's how LITTLE REVERENCE American Christians have for the word of the Lord; not to mention ignorance of biblical truth.
    How serious does God take His word? These words from the Psalmist give us an idea ,'My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law.' Psalm 119:136
    ' For the word of the LORD is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.' Psalm 33:4
    Psalm 12:6 'The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times'. The word of God is perfect, holy, tried, eternal, and true. His word is the source of ALL truth, and yet, some see no problem with twisting that truth for the sake of entertainment. With that type of mentality and flippancy, is it any wonder America is a cesspool of every kind of sin? When God unleashes His mighty judgments, will these same Christians even know why?

    March 9, 2014 at 1:56 PM Reply
  23. I cant wait to see this movie.

    March 12, 2014 at 6:24 AM Reply
  24. James #

    So what is the big problem??? This movie is fiction, based on the bible, which is also fiction. I don't see what the problem is. The director can take any liberties he wants to. The superstitious ancient ignorant people that wrote the bible took liberties. THEY MADE IT ALL UP! So why is everyone so upset? And why does everyone think this is a movie only for christians? It's a fictional story of a guy making a boat big enough to hold two of all animals on the planet after a fictional guy in the sky floods it. Then the family has sex with each other and re-populates the world. So it's got action for the guys, special effects for the teens, animals for the kids, and sex and incest for the perverts. This is DEFINITELY a movie for everyone. Sit back and enjoy it!!!!

    March 12, 2014 at 5:45 PM Reply
    • Brenda Tajik #

      Non-believers can rant on and on, over and over, ad nauseam, trying uselessly to "rationalize" what is simply the truth. Every empty word you string together on every available forum means less than nothing to the believer. We sadly bow our heads and ask the Living God to, once again, forgive them, for they know not what they do.

      March 13, 2014 at 9:31 AM Reply
    • OrderedComa #

      Whether you think the Bible is fiction or not….don't you think that adaptations of stories should do their best to stick to the spirit of the work and the way the story portrays its characters more than anything else? The character of Noah in the film is absolutely nothing like the man in the Bible and there are many other details in the movie that just don't fit in with the themes from the story in the Bible. It doesn't matter whether you believe the Bible to be historical fact or nothing but a work of fiction…..it's never ok or a good idea for a film adaptation of book to wildly depart from its source material like with this movie.

      March 31, 2014 at 9:54 PM Reply
  25. Robert Fisk #

    It's sad that these religious people can't go to a movie and enjoy it without scrutinizing every little thing because they think they're a bible expert. Denying science is a dangerous precedent. I feel sorry for their children.

    March 17, 2014 at 10:52 PM Reply
    • talitha cumi #

      Science authenticates, as does archaeology and anthropology, that the Genesis account is fact. There are secular scientists who admit to this, though of course, their opinions are not submitted to the mainstream!

      March 27, 2014 at 3:59 PM Reply
  26. TLC #

    The Bible is absolutely NOT fiction! I will be praying for you James, and others who believe a lie that it is. The concern of a Christian is that people seeing the movie and who are not very familiar with the Bible will take this movie as the truth. They will not bother with checking it out to see if the movie portrays Noah correctly. My husband and myself have no intention of seeing the way that God's word has been distorted. We'll not be spending one dollar to promote this fairytale.

    March 19, 2014 at 2:03 PM Reply
  27. Michael Pue #

    To those citing science as such an obvious reason to not believe in God's existence: I believe all non believers demanding evidence that God exists should actually be the ones providing evidence that He doesn't, because one need not seek evidence to find Him, it is in every thought you have, every photon (light particle) that reflects off objects and hits your eyes, it's in every living organism and in every non living piece of matter in existence. The evidence for His existence is everywhere you look, but evidence that He doesn't exist is entirely absent. There is even more scientific evidence of His existence then there is against it. I would site the physicists name but can't recall it immediately, but a well respected physicist calculated the chances of something like the universe coming into being without a creator, and the conclusion he came to, using legit mathematical calculations, is that it is more likely for a tornado blowing through a junk yard to accidentally assemble a fully functioning fighter jet than it is for the universe with or without life, to come into existence without a creator. God is very real, and I challenge anyone to prove or even provide evidence otherwise. Some may argue evolution proves He doesn't exist. To that I say, if evolution is fact, it's because God designed living things to be capable of adapting to changing environments for the sake of survival. In other words, any and all scientific facts regarding our own existence are nothing more than part of God's design for us, not proof He isn't real.

    March 21, 2014 at 1:38 PM Reply
  28. brandon #

    if one isnt going to make a movie that is biblical accurate, he or she is perverting the word of God which is taking or adding to, which is dealt with in revalation 22:19. when someone makes a movie about a Bible story, he is teaching the viewers what he thinks is the real story. how many will bring their Bible and follow along in the book to compare? not many.

    March 21, 2014 at 8:30 PM Reply
  29. anonymous #

    Folklore is super interesting! I'm really glad this movie has such a philosophical and human take on an old classic. Can you imagine how boring and insipid Kirk Cameron's version of this would be?

    March 25, 2014 at 9:21 PM Reply
  30. on30on18 #

    They couldn't find a 600 year old actor to play Noah.

    March 27, 2014 at 12:57 PM Reply
  31. Talitha Cumi #

    Mr. Aronofsky is right now an unsaved Hebrew. It may take the extreme horrific duress of the coming Tribulation for him to believe on the glorious Light of the world, our Saviour Jesus Christ. That we are undoubtedly once again living in the 'days of Noe' as described by Christ, makes the movie timely. May our Lord in His mercy use even this blasphemous movie to lead souls to salvation. I was saved listening to an apostate preach! For with God, nothing is impossible!

    March 27, 2014 at 3:56 PM Reply
  32. clifftawt #

    we will never know what the true account was regarding noah and the flood or even it did actually happen. nobody knows when it supposedly happened either.

    March 27, 2014 at 9:51 PM Reply
  33. Tressie #

    So if it is or if it isnt true to the bible. It has us all talking!!! It will have those not familiar with the bible asking questions. GOD HAS A PLAN! Who says He didnt have a hand in this to make people ask quetions!!

    March 27, 2014 at 10:21 PM Reply
  34. lyn #

    Clifford, we'll never know? What? Do you own a bible?

    March 28, 2014 at 12:16 PM Reply
  35. TKP #

    It's ' The Life of Brian' all over again. Here comes another mass campaign from the 'emergent church' of the late 19th Century who claim to have some divinely mandated copyright on biblical interpretation. After glorifying in Mel Gibson's rather fanciful jew-baiting epic they are now taking righteous umbrage with a secular film-maker's fleshing out of a rather thinly sketched bible story. All this campaign does is beautifully illustrate why any claims to bible literalism are completely fraudulent – Christians absolutely do not love their enemies (gays, liberals, jews, atheists, secularists, and the list goes on). Furthermore, none of them literally aspire to the Levitical law (except the gay-bashing part) or they would all be in jail. Nobody owns the flood story as it exists in many pre-biblical accounts – so why be threatened by Aronofsky? I'll be interested to see how a film about mass genocide and incest gets a PG13 rating…

    March 29, 2014 at 12:46 PM Reply
  36. Mark #

    Do NOT go see Noah the movie!!!! As I said, I walked out of it (one of the first I have ever walked out of). I went trying to give Hollywood the benefit of the doubt, knowing that they would need to add some artistic interpretation given the small storyline from Genesis. However, when Hollywood injected the idea that Noah couldn’t get answers from God and wanted to murder his granddaughter, I couldn’t stand it anymore. I was disgusted by the portrayal of an axe wielding Noah who kills countless people. I was appalled by the fact that they made up a storyline that a bad guy secretly snuck on to the boat and conspired with Ham to kill Noah while on the boat. I was offended that they portrayed a prophet as a man not preaching repentance but as a man determined to end the human race including his own family. Besides the fact that there is a man with a boat and animals, this movie in no way follows the story found in Genesis. With only three chapters about Noah, it is surprising how many errors this movie has compared to its biblical telling (eg. age of noah, sons all took wives on to boat, length of ark stay, his interaction with his father and Methuselah, in Bible it said Noah walked with God etc). I didn’t find out until after the fact the Noah’s Film atheist director Darren Aronofsky Calls ‘Noah’ The ‘Least Biblical Film Ever Made” (Huffington Post).

    March 30, 2014 at 12:07 AM Reply
  37. MELS #

    Every day it amazes me at the idiots in this world! This is a MOVIE!!!!

    April 1, 2014 at 2:55 PM Reply
    • Robert #

      Yes, it is a movie, but a why not make a movie with Gilgamesh or another flood character than Noah. If you do a movie about a biblical figure then, perhaps you will find people who agree or disagree about it. Its call criticism.

      April 2, 2014 at 5:50 PM Reply
  38. Sad God #

    Nothing made sense in this movie:

    - Noah says they are to be last generation: so, why take on the women, Noah should have left his "daughter" and wife to die in the flood. You only needed the men to do the work to look after the animals.
    - So having Angelic Rocks that help to build the Ark is a good an appropriate why to explain how Noah built the Ark, but having a God Who created the world in the first place, and just flooding everything and starting again, doesn't make sense? Is this a religious story or Sci-Fi one? Personally, this version of Noah really mocks the Bible.
    - Noah is depicted as a brutal cruel selfish man of God, everything that God wanted to do away with in Man. It seems from the movie, those that were being killed were the good guys, those that were saved on the Ark, were the really evil people. What does this make God?
    - This movie doesn't paint Noah, The Ark story, and more depressingly God, in a favourable light. It makes God look cruel and evil, saving the really selfish, cruel people just so they can everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING all for themselves later after the flood.

    And Christians like this movie….seems as though there are a lot of very sick people out there. No wonder there is so much hatred in this world. I don't blame the Jewish and Muslim communities from black listing this movie. Whether or not for the right motives, Jews and Muslims are right not to watch this movie!

    What a horrible destructive representation of God and Noah. This film is very sick.

    April 6, 2014 at 2:24 PM Reply
  39. Angelkinz #

    honestly you guys judge and you have the nerve to call yourselves Christians. this is just a movie and should not waver your faith. its pure entertainment. I've seen the movie and I thought it was brilliant. it didn't change my beliefs and it didn't change the way I look at Christianity. I knew in order to keep non believers interested they had to add all the drama. and for those non believers who might pick up a bible now and start reading what actually happened, I don't see that as a bad thing at all. excellent job to the actors and directors. was definitely worth the watch.

    April 10, 2014 at 2:32 AM Reply
    • lyn #

      angelkinz

      It speaks volumes that you claim a movie based on God's word is 'entertainment'. It is telling that you have NO problem with God's word being twisted and misrepresented…after all, it's 'entertainment'. Your low view of the thrice holy God and His word is shameful. I am sick and tired of 'Christians' misusing the word 'judge' and ripping on those who do expose the errors in movies like this. I urge you to open your bible, and cry out for God to work in you reverence and awe of Him. True followers of Christ are offended that God's word is being trashed, and people like you help promote the trashing of the holy word of God.

      Mel, it's too bad you see defenders of God's truth as 'idiots' . The word of God isn't even being rightly divided in most pulpits, as many of these comments prove. There's no uproar over that, why should there be one over a movie that butchers God's word? America is filled with superficial, inch-deep in understanding professing Christians who are comfortable with their 'Jesus'; a 'Jesus' who lets them remain comfy in their sins, a 'Jesus' who doesn't care if they rightly divide his truth, a 'Jesus' who doesn't require them to dig deep and study his word for themselves, a 'Jesus' who doesn't care if they have flippant attitudes towards his word. Unfortunately, their 'Jesus' is NOT the Christ of the Bible, it is NOT the great 'I AM' that is coming again and will bring swift judgment on the nations, including many who name the name of Christ. A heart that has been regenerated by God will indeed defend His truth, whether it is in the form of 'entertainment' or otherwise.

      April 10, 2014 at 10:44 AM Reply
      • angelkinz #

        and I suppose you are perfect?????
        shame, here is three cheers to not judging lol

        April 12, 2014 at 11:15 AM Reply
        • lyn #

          Where did I state I was perfect? That is a biased opinion formed only in your mind, it never entered mine, nor would I ever claim perfection. Again, you display your lack of understanding the word 'judging'. Now, if I have wrongly judged, as a Christian, it is your duty to show me, from scripture, where I have done so.

          I will give you one verse that commands we judge those who claim to be Christian – 'For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?' 1 Cor. 5:12. Rightly judging means pointing a professing Christian to their sins, in this case, the sin of having a flippant mentality towards God's word and NOT caring that it's being twisted.
          When this commandment, found in Deuteronomy 4:2 – You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you – is broken, God's people should never be silent. We should never defend anyone/thing that breaks His commandments. I urge you to spend more time in His word and cry out for wisdom.
          I also ask you this, have you been born from above? Do you understand what that means?

          April 12, 2014 at 11:44 AM Reply
    • rosinavoz #

      Angelkinz__

      And you have 'the nerve to call yourself a Christian' and you care not that the Word of God was mocked and distorted in that movie? You 'have the nerve to call yourself a Christian' and care not that New Age Environmental propaganda was promoted to mostly bible illiterate, undiscerning people who, contrary to what you say, will never open a bible. You honestly think non believers will be so taken with this false presentation of Noah that they will now pick up a bible and start furiously reading it? Why would they do that?. They have seen the movie! They have been entertained well and now they assume they know the whole story. These people would not like the real story if they read it….no glitz, no Hollywood big name stars, no special effects to dazzle their eyes and give them chills up their spine. Nah…they won't open a bible. Much easier to go to the movies….be entertained. Entertainment, good times, fun….. who cares what the truth really is? The true story of Noah reminds non believers that another day of judgment is soon to come upon the world. It reminds them of their sin…makes them uncomfortable. A message few want to hear these days.

      April 10, 2014 at 8:19 PM Reply
      • angekinz #

        I have the nerve to call myself a Christian because I went to see this movie, knowing all the facts, and as I left the cinema I didn't give any of the added things a second thought. because a movie will never change my faith or my beliefs. a movie is non of Gods concern as it is man made. I don't let man made things influence my beliefs

        April 12, 2014 at 11:20 AM Reply
        • rosinavoz #

          "I have the nerve to call myself a Christian…"

          And that is some nerve all right. I truly do question your salvation because of your participation in and lighthearted attitude towards this sick portrayal of Noah. Seriously… you didn't give 'any of the added things a second thought'?! You never cringed even a little bit when Noah wanted to murder his own grandchild because he was more concerned about the survival of…not people…not his own family…but the innocent animals? The New Age bent given to the story of Noah did not trouble you in the least? The anti-biblical propaganda being fed to non-Christians didn't disturb you either?

          'God is not concerned about movies because they are 'man-made'

          God is concerned about everything man does! Just because he is patient for a time, you think He doesn't see or care? He is coming soon to judge the world and to set the record straight forever, man's record of sin and rebellion, and it will not be a happy snappy time.

          I am sorry, but I am utterly amazed that you call yourself a Christian. This movie was blasphemous, a total distortion the story of Noah in order to mock God. Yet you found that 'entertaining'? It is ok to be entertained at the expense of God's Word and Truth? Sounds like sin to me.

          "…sometimes you just want to sit back and watch something to take your mind off things. lighten up! being a Christian doesn't mean you have to be a stick in the mud."

          That comment is so troubling to me for one who claims to be Christian True Christians understand what time it is…. is not time to sit back…not time to lighten up, chill out, zone out, and be entertained by Hollywood. Do you ever think of what Christians overseas are facing right now or of the persecution that may very soon come to our own shores? How will you cope with that…or will you fall away? It is time…well past time… to be alert, for your adversary, the devil, is prowling around like a roaring lion seeking souls to devour. He is deceiving some into thinking they are Christians when they truly are not. He is also works hard to turn true Christians into milk toast so they have no power to share the light of Christ.

          I do question your salvation because you exhibit NO fear of God, NO indignation for His honor, NO grieving in your spirit for the devaluation and distortion of His Holy Word. NO sick feeling in the pit of your stomach because many non-believers, who desperately need God, were fed lies instead.

          It is a serious things for non-Christians to tamper with the Word of God as they will soon find out. But judgment begins at the house of God:

          To the Church of Laodicea:

          I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot: I would though were cold or hot. So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue you out of my mouth. Because you say 'I am rich and increased in goods, and have need of nothing'; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be rich; and white raiment, that you may be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness does not appear; and anoint your eyes with eyesalve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous, therefore, and repent. Behold I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him an will sup with him and he with me. To Him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirits says….Rev 3: 14-21

          Truly, only God knows for sure if you are a Christian. But rather than being offended and accusing people of judging you….judge yourself, making sure your calling and election are sure. Time is running out. He will be here soon.

          Rose

          April 13, 2014 at 8:42 PM Reply
    • rosinavoz #

      Here is a better option for you, Angelkinz, if you truly are concerned about reaching the lost…. steer them to this movie: The Noah Movie by Ray Comfort. It presents the true gospel, not a distorted New Age hodge-podge of lies and disception. And, unlike Hollywood's version, this movie WILL have non-believers scurrying to find a Bible.

      Watch Ray Comfort's Noah Movie here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7bPCYizcFM Thirty minutes long. Worth you time!

      April 11, 2014 at 7:44 AM Reply
  40. Angelkinz #

    and I suppose all of you 'Christians' will go see the movie Son of God and also judge that. my statement was simple. if you are looking for 100% accuracy don't go looking for it in a movie, go look for it in the Bible. and as for the entertainment comments. if you went to watch this movie, did you do it for educational or entertainment reasons? a movie isn't always about being educated, sometimes you just want to sit back and watch something to take your mind off things. lighten up! being a Christian doesn't mean you have to be a stick in the mud. if you don approve simply don't watch it.

    April 12, 2014 at 11:12 AM Reply
    • lyn #

      Shouldn't we expect 100% accuracy concerning a movie that claims to be about Noah?!? My goodness, your lack of reverence for God's holy word is simply amazing. You could care less if the word of the Lord is twisted, distorted, mocked and wrongly represented. You claim a movie is nothing more than 'entertainment', however, that is NOT what this is even about! This is about Hollywood distorting the story of Noah, the flood, etc. and purposely and defiantly twisting the holy word of God.
      I have a word of warning for you angelkinz – - – examine yourself to see if you are even in the faith. Has God regenerated you? Have you been born from above? Do you know the biblical account of Noah, as it is written? Is Christ your first love? Is He first and foremost in your life? Does His word being broken, distorted, and mocked cause you grief? If not, you are on very very dangerous ground. Do you claim to be a follower of Christ?

      April 13, 2014 at 12:01 PM Reply
  41. john #

    This movie is an utter disgrace about a story that is probably one of the most dynamic accounts of what happened at the time. I dont know where these idiots got their information from but my 5yr old could have done a better job! What drove Russell Crowe to do this movie i cant imagine, perhaps he needed the money rather then play out a character to its original account. Absolute waste of film total rubbish! If there is a grade from 1 to 10 this one gets a minus 10!

    April 15, 2014 at 10:50 PM Reply
  42. john #

    yes mel this is a movie but a movie about a man who really existed ! so the idiots who put it together should have had some accuracy in what they are trying to portray, if they did a movie about yourself would u like the truth to be written about you or just bullshit that they put together, I think your reasoning is off corse and u need to think before you type.

    April 18, 2014 at 1:45 PM Reply

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