The movie Noah

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  1. evangelist6589

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    Saw the movie Noah and I did not read any reviews prior as I wanted an objective evaluation. The advantage was that it followed the basic premise of the Bible and did affirm a literal 6 day creationism. Also it highlighted the relationship between Ham & Noah & did capture the corruption of Ham (father of Canaan) well. However, on the downside the movie was very "extra-Biblical" and added lots of things the Bible was silent about such as the giant rock's (which represented the Giant's in those days), and how God revealed the vision of building the Ark. And there was also a number of "unbiblical components" that were questionable. For example Noah speaks of God's destruction on the earth because of the way man treated it. This is false as it was because of man's SIN. Noah also speaks of the animals as "innocent" and why God preserved them but this is false and another "New Age theme" in the film. And finally the Bible says that every "kind" of animal went into the ark, it does not say every "type" of animal went into the ark, as there was not enough room for every type of frog, snake, lizard, rat, cat, etc.. There were a number of other "unbiblical" components I did not mention, but I believe to have highlighted the major ones. My rating for the film 2/5 stars.
     
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    I'm not going to see the movie though I really wanted to for two reasons.

    1. The director is quoted as saying that this was probably the most unbiblical movie ever made about a Bible story.

    2. The rabid environmentalism in it is the message which totally undermines the real message. The real message is that "people stink" as I noted on an earlier thread. People are wicked sinners down to their core and God hates sin. That's why he destroyed mankind.

    However, I don't think the "rock giants" thing should be a problem. It is one thing for a piece of art to MISREPRESENT something the Bible teaches. That is not acceptable. It is quite another to interpret something in a way that does not confirm or deny the biblical account.

    Now, do I think the giants were "rock giants"? No. Does the Bible SAY what kind of giants they were? No.

    Is it any more biblical to demand that they were made of regular flesh and blood? No. It is not. the Bible does not TELL us what kind of creatures these giants were.

    To say that they were CERTAINLY made of flesh is no more biblical than saying they were made of rock.

    The problem is that we take our own preconceived ideas and make them equal to divine inspiration and when someone challenges those ideas we think they have automatically challenged divine inspiration.

    We had a talk like this when the History Channel aired that "Bible" series a while back.

    The angels went ninja on some of the aggressors in Sodom. Somebody had a CONNIPTION over that and damned to hell the ones who would indicate such a thing.

    But the fact of the matter is that we do not KNOW how the angels got Lot out of the city. Do I think they went ninja? No. Do I or anybody else KNOW that they did not go ninja? No.

    Here is the important point: THE BIBLE DOES NOT SAY.

    So, his idea that they went ninja is just as valid as anyone else's idea.
     
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    Typically, I read reviews and sites like this one; and had made up my mind that I was gonna pass on this movie. But I have some friends that saw the movie, and say that everything was taken from the Bible. They're relatively young Christians; and based on other experiences with them, I'm doubtful about their discernment

    Typically, I wait until movies come out on Redbox;but thinking I'm gonna have to see this one.

    Any thoughts or recommendations?
     
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    So it is basically an environmentalist movie? God destroys humankind because of what they were doing to the planet? FYI: I stayed home and watched The Desolation of Smaug.
     
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    I would want to see this movie to be able to visualize the scale and strength of the Flood. I assume that with the FX of today it would be a spectacular sight. For that reason it would be worth it to see it on the big screen. (This is also why I went to see Gravity in the theater rather than renting it.)

    I fear that the extra Biblical stuff would be distracting. If you go and see it, please post your comments.
     
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    Its not out yet. Oops I stand corrected it is available on iTunes but not on DVD.
     
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    Pretty much none of it was taken from the Bible. Other than a guy named Noah who built an ark and had animals in it to be saved from a flood. Otherwise it was more Grimms Fairy Tale than Biblical history.

    Here is a great review of it:
    http://themattwalshblog.com/2014/03/29/im-a-christian-and-i-think-noah-deserves-a-four-star-review/
     
  8. Don

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    Holy curds. If less than half that review is correct, I *have* to figure out a way to correct my friends. They were even talking about taking some of our teens to see this....
     
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    Yep. Matt is a great blogger (I recommend people subscribe to his blog) and he definitely tells it like it is but so far has been rock solid in his views. :) I have NO desire to see this "story" and support that which is against the Word of God.
     
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    Ann, et al -- if it helps any, I found a secular review (from Salon magazine, of all things) that echoes what Matt said in his blog.

    The upside is that the Salon article author actually researched the book of Genesis to do a "did the Bible say that?" analysis of the movie. The downside is, that research didn't seem to make any difference to the author at all. So even recommending the movie so that you can look at the Bible and see what it really says about the subject, has had no positive effect on at least one person.

    No interest in seeing this. Will petition the pastor to not allow it as a "teen outing." Will provide both the blog and the secular review as evidence that we need to focus on the Bible message, not the atheist director's version of events.
     

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