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Review: Noah

Mar. 28, 2014by: Chris Bumbray

PLOT: Noah (Russell Crowe) a descendant of Seth, and one of the few righteous men left in the world, experiences visions where the creator reveals his plan to wipe out life on Earth via an apocalyptic flood. Noah who is to be spared along with his family is commanded to build an ark big enough to carry enough animal life to repopulate the earth once humanity is wiped out. However, the violent descendants of Cain led by Tubal-cain (Ray Winstone) pose a threat to Noah and his family, as they refuse to be wiped out so easily.

REVIEW: Right from the time it was announced, it was clear that director Darren Aronofskys NOAH was going to be anything but your standard biblical yarn. One need only look at his previous movies to see that. He makes bold, challenging films and NOAH is nothing if not both of those things. Reimagining the biblical story as a full-on fantasy epic, Aronofskys contemporary approach may upset die-hard creationists, but even the most devout audience may find a lot to like about Aronofskys take on the material, provided they go into it with an open mind.

The basics of the biblical story are left intact. However, Aronofsky seems much less interested in making a religious film than telling a morality tale about how a planet thats ravaged by mankind on a daily basis cannot possibly sustain itself. Here, Noah is kind of proto-environmentalist, instructing his sons Shem (Douglas Booth), Ham (Logan Lerman) and Japeth (Leo McHugh Carroll) that the land and its inhabitants are to be respected, and that doesnt include killing for meat. Noah is so enraged early-on by the killing of an animal that its suggested he kills the men responsible (although this is not explicitly shown), although this should be kept in the context of the film. Here, the pre-flood world is an apocalyptic wasteland, with the vast majority of humanity having been reduced to rampaging hordes of rapists and killers. Noah himself is presented as a kind of warrior, charged with protecting his land and his family, including his wife Naameh (Jennifer Connelly) and an adopted orphan named Ila (Emma Watson) whos been left barren after suffering a vicious wound.

The fantasy aspects of the film are emphasized at every turn, with Noah and his family protected by stone giants called Watchers (voiced by Kevin Durand, Nick Nolte, and Frank Langella) who help them build the ark. This helps make certain parts of the story easier to absorb, although the idea of Noah and his family being charged with repopulating the planet is as tough to swallow as it was in Sunday school. Working with his biggest budget to date, Aronofskys film never fails to dazzle on a visual level, with incredible CGI and gorgeous, award-caliber cinematography by his usual DP Matthew Libatique. The score by Clint Mansell is also exceptional and may be his best work to date (rivaling REQUIEM FOR A DREAM).

Aronofskys fantasy take on Noahs Ark leads to some breathtaking moments, including the brutal flood (very hard for a PG-13), and throughout the 135 minute running time, the movie never fails to engage the viewer. However, special credit is due to star Russell Crowe, who gives one of the best performances of his career. Years ago, Chris Rock made a mean joke at the Oscars about how no one should be cast in historical epics other than Russell Crowe. Like he did in GLADIATOR, MASTER & COMMANDER, and yes, even ROBIN HOOD, Crowe gives the film the gravitas is absolutely needs. There are very few actors left with the old-time movie star presence that Crowe has, and nowhere is that more evident than here. Noah is a tough role, as he goes from being a noble hero to something a lot more complicated by the time the credits roll, and this ranks with his best work. Jennifer Connelly his old co-star from A BEAUTIFUL MIND is very good as his saintly wife Naameh, and their chemistry is as strong as ever. As the nominal antagonist, Ray Winstone chews the scenery with a vengeance, but even this proves to be a complicated part, especially through his interactions with Noahs son Ham. Doomed to live out his days without a woman by his side (with Watsons Ila in love with Shem), Hams anger is righteous, and his tense relationship with Noah is expertly explored. Logan Lerman the former PERCY JACKSON really gets to show what hes capable of here, and his performance is often amazing, even when hes going toe-to-toe with the powerhouse Crowe. By comparison, Watson and Booth get relatively little to do, although once their devotion is tested by a dark turn in the last act, both rise to the occasion. Anthony Hopkins also gets a juicy cameo as the aged Methuselah, with his humor and warmth giving us a break from the necessary bleakness of the story (I wouldnt call this uplifting). Its also fun to see Marton Csokas, whose resemblance to Crowe has long been noted, in a small part as Noahs father.

While conservative Christian audiences may well condemn this movie sight unseen, its hard to see how they can really be offended. Nothing in the biblical story is contradicted, although the fantasy aspect will probably bug die-hard creationists who believe in a literal interpretation of the Bible. Aside from them, NOAH deserves to be appreciated by a mainstream audience (and that includes Christians) in that its the rare tentpole movie with a lot of thought behind it, and a real piece of auteur cinema. At the same time, its never ponderous or the slightest bit pretentious, and never anything less than entertaining. More than anything out there other than THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, this is an absolute must-see.

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8:20PM on 03/31/2014
Love how every red comment is voted down -6 , -7

The Aronofsky fanboys have spoken.
Love how every red comment is voted down -6 , -7

The Aronofsky fanboys have spoken.
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9:56PM on 03/31/2014
Most of the thumb downs are because the comments rated judge the movie from a religious standpoint and don't give any merit to the technical aspects of the film, or the that the point was missed. I just saw it, and while I didn't Visakhapatnam myself over it, I also didn't feel the need to lambast it because it doesn't align perfectly with the story I grew up with in church - one which I only remember vaguely, might I add.

It's a solid movie, regardless of your religious beliefs, and if you
Most of the thumb downs are because the comments rated judge the movie from a religious standpoint and don't give any merit to the technical aspects of the film, or the that the point was missed. I just saw it, and while I didn't Visakhapatnam myself over it, I also didn't feel the need to lambast it because it doesn't align perfectly with the story I grew up with in church - one which I only remember vaguely, might I add.

It's a solid movie, regardless of your religious beliefs, and if you want to see the closest faithful adaptation to the biblical scripture, maybe go find a copy of the Greatest Adventure Series.
9:56PM on 03/31/2014
Most of the thumb downs are because the comments rated judge the movie from a religious standpoint and don't give any merit to the technical aspects of the film, or the that the point was missed. I just saw it, and while I didn't Visakhapatnam myself over it, I also didn't feel the need to lambast it because it doesn't align perfectly with the story I grew up with in church - one which I only remember vaguely, might I add.

It's a solid movie, regardless of your religious beliefs, and if you
Most of the thumb downs are because the comments rated judge the movie from a religious standpoint and don't give any merit to the technical aspects of the film, or the that the point was missed. I just saw it, and while I didn't Visakhapatnam myself over it, I also didn't feel the need to lambast it because it doesn't align perfectly with the story I grew up with in church - one which I only remember vaguely, might I add.

It's a solid movie, regardless of your religious beliefs, and if you want to see the closest faithful adaptation to the biblical scripture, maybe go find a copy of the Greatest Adventure Series.
4:26AM on 04/01/2014
I don't think that is the case, I think most points have been made about the political aspects shoe horned into the movie and the fact that Noah went all Jack Nicholson. I am a Christian but never expected the movie to reflect a 100 percent what was written in the bible. Like I said in a previous posting I would have preferred some aspects were kept so that people could have been exposed to a much more sinister story about why the flood happened. But I am hardly gonna go out and set fire to
I don't think that is the case, I think most points have been made about the political aspects shoe horned into the movie and the fact that Noah went all Jack Nicholson. I am a Christian but never expected the movie to reflect a 100 percent what was written in the bible. Like I said in a previous posting I would have preferred some aspects were kept so that people could have been exposed to a much more sinister story about why the flood happened. But I am hardly gonna go out and set fire to some buildings and burn an effigy of Aronofsky. Just dissapointed that Aronofsky had to use the film as a platform for his brown rice and soya milk and didn't capitalize on a great story.
10:59AM on 04/01/2014
oh my God!!!! The Greatest Adventure series brings me wayyyyyyyyy back. Lol


And it's visually splendid, but hardly a great movie. Very clunky dialogue and weak character motivations.

Again it's okay to add or adapt... It's a four chapter story and very short... But changing the motivations of the characters and making Noah a murderous, crazy man is like giving Batman a gun and taking away his one rule. Would you be happy if a filmmaker changed Batman on you, like that?

It's not about
oh my God!!!! The Greatest Adventure series brings me wayyyyyyyyy back. Lol


And it's visually splendid, but hardly a great movie. Very clunky dialogue and weak character motivations.

Again it's okay to add or adapt... It's a four chapter story and very short... But changing the motivations of the characters and making Noah a murderous, crazy man is like giving Batman a gun and taking away his one rule. Would you be happy if a filmmaker changed Batman on you, like that?

It's not about religious accuracy... It's about respect and good story-telling
3:05PM on 04/01/2014
Sorry about the double post and that really weird typo. Not sure how that happened.

I didn't really see it that way In regards to the political points. Noah didn't kill those guys because they killed an animal, he killed them because they were going to kill him. And it wasn't that Noah's family were better because they didn't eat meat, but that they learned to lived in harmony with the world around them, while Tubal-Cain and his people took whatever they wanted by force, leaving death and
Sorry about the double post and that really weird typo. Not sure how that happened.

I didn't really see it that way In regards to the political points. Noah didn't kill those guys because they killed an animal, he killed them because they were going to kill him. And it wasn't that Noah's family were better because they didn't eat meat, but that they learned to lived in harmony with the world around them, while Tubal-Cain and his people took whatever they wanted by force, leaving death and destruction in their wake for no other reason than they could.

As for your Jack Torrance analogy, I guess you could make the case that Aronofsky was making a statement about how people will do the most heinous things in the name of their god because they believe it to be right and their will.
3:08PM on 03/31/2014
Saw this last weekend. Damn you Noah, what an asshole!!! 5.5/10
Saw this last weekend. Damn you Noah, what an asshole!!! 5.5/10
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9:38AM on 03/31/2014

Just saw it over the weekend

Honestly, this movie kicks all kinds of ass. Excellent performances, an imaginative world, a story with a grand scale that focuses on the human elements of its characters. The way that he ties in creation with evolution is genius to me. And this has some of my favorite special effects of recent years without a doubt. Also, what an emotional movie as well. The scene where his family is in the arc listening to the screams of people on the mountaintop just above the water was possibly one of
Honestly, this movie kicks all kinds of ass. Excellent performances, an imaginative world, a story with a grand scale that focuses on the human elements of its characters. The way that he ties in creation with evolution is genius to me. And this has some of my favorite special effects of recent years without a doubt. Also, what an emotional movie as well. The scene where his family is in the arc listening to the screams of people on the mountaintop just above the water was possibly one of the more powerful movie scenes that I can recall in recent years. If you can just keep an open mind, go see this. It really is an A+ film.
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11:47AM on 03/30/2014

Fact and fantasy

It is a fact that the ancient Sumerians built boats and herded animals. It is a fact that the Tigris and Euphrates rivers did flood around the time described in the Bible: thus is confirmed by both archaeology and Sumerian records. But this Noah (also known as Ziusudra ["found long life"] in Sumerian, Atrahasis ["Extremely Wise"] in Akkadian and Utnapishtim ["the faraway"] in Babylonian) was no hero: he was a dick. He saved his animals and left the people to drown. Imagine if this had
It is a fact that the ancient Sumerians built boats and herded animals. It is a fact that the Tigris and Euphrates rivers did flood around the time described in the Bible: thus is confirmed by both archaeology and Sumerian records. But this Noah (also known as Ziusudra ["found long life"] in Sumerian, Atrahasis ["Extremely Wise"] in Akkadian and Utnapishtim ["the faraway"] in Babylonian) was no hero: he was a dick. He saved his animals and left the people to drown. Imagine if this had happened in New Orleans or Tacloban. But, hey, he also saved his family and its the survivors who write the history books (or myths as the case may be). So... it was God who told him to save the animals and let everybody drown. Right.
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8:38PM on 03/29/2014

Only one thing is for certain

The Honest Trailer for Noah should be a riot.
The Honest Trailer for Noah should be a riot.
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6:13PM on 03/29/2014

Almost as bad as "Gravity"

This film was a complete disgrace! I'm not a religious person by any means but I am nearly offended with how bad and how far off this story was! Delusional and (almost) baby-killer Noah, Alien Fairies from outerspace, magic/witchcraft, ninja rock giants...YES...all of this IS in this movie! This movie was only made to piss off and offend the Christian community. If they would have marketed this as the Tranformers/Lord of the Rings style film that it REALLY is then fine, but they didn't -
This film was a complete disgrace! I'm not a religious person by any means but I am nearly offended with how bad and how far off this story was! Delusional and (almost) baby-killer Noah, Alien Fairies from outerspace, magic/witchcraft, ninja rock giants...YES...all of this IS in this movie! This movie was only made to piss off and offend the Christian community. If they would have marketed this as the Tranformers/Lord of the Rings style film that it REALLY is then fine, but they didn't - therefore completely misleading anyone who goes to see it.
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3:09PM on 03/31/2014
Totally agree, once I saw the rock monsters I laughed my way through the rest of the movie.
Totally agree, once I saw the rock monsters I laughed my way through the rest of the movie.
12:38PM on 03/29/2014
Nice to hear this getting a positive review but its absurd to think there's nothing offensive here if the (SPOILER) scene of Noah nearly murdering his family is in here. What excited me more than anything is hearing that the score is so good.
Nice to hear this getting a positive review but its absurd to think there's nothing offensive here if the (SPOILER) scene of Noah nearly murdering his family is in here. What excited me more than anything is hearing that the score is so good.
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6:54AM on 03/29/2014
If I remember rightly the 'Watchers' term is something stated in the book of Enoch
If I remember rightly the 'Watchers' term is something stated in the book of Enoch
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1:20PM on 03/29/2014
Turns out you are correct:

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However I can not find any description of Watchers being made of stone, nor can I find any reference of Watchers having any direct connection or interaction with Noah or anything in the Noah tale. If anyone finds anything otherwise, I'd be interested in reading it.
Turns out you are correct:

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However I can not find any description of Watchers being made of stone, nor can I find any reference of Watchers having any direct connection or interaction with Noah or anything in the Noah tale. If anyone finds anything otherwise, I'd be interested in reading it.
2:34PM on 03/29/2014
Watchers was a term used for the angels. The book also describes Giants which would link to the Nephilim as they were also described as giants. However it seems that Aronofsky has changed it so that the fallen angels help Noah which kind of negates the purpose of the flood in the first place.
Watchers was a term used for the angels. The book also describes Giants which would link to the Nephilim as they were also described as giants. However it seems that Aronofsky has changed it so that the fallen angels help Noah which kind of negates the purpose of the flood in the first place.
3:01AM on 03/29/2014
I enjoyed it somewhat. Had a big problem with everything on the ark, like Noah going murderous or Ray Winestone smuggling onboard. it was kinda cool to see evolution and creation work in tandem like that, but the movie was def a 6/10 at most and I still don't get the love for Darren Aronofsky. It's like scotch... I think someone decided to like it and everyone else is afraid to not like it to be cool :-P
I enjoyed it somewhat. Had a big problem with everything on the ark, like Noah going murderous or Ray Winestone smuggling onboard. it was kinda cool to see evolution and creation work in tandem like that, but the movie was def a 6/10 at most and I still don't get the love for Darren Aronofsky. It's like scotch... I think someone decided to like it and everyone else is afraid to not like it to be cool :-P
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3:38AM on 03/29/2014
See it in IMAX though. Visuals steal the movie from a really weak script
See it in IMAX though. Visuals steal the movie from a really weak script
3:46AM on 03/29/2014
Also anyone who hated Hobbit: unexpected journey and loved this is very hypocritical and needs to control their Aronofsky boner
Also anyone who hated Hobbit: unexpected journey and loved this is very hypocritical and needs to control their Aronofsky boner
12:26AM on 03/30/2014
Pick up some Aberlour Cask strength. Good stuff.
Pick up some Aberlour Cask strength. Good stuff.
12:13AM on 03/29/2014

Nice review

I like it alot :) I'm so stoked to see this movie for the longest time. Aronofsky is a genius film maker very underated which is good he makes some studio films I think this is his biggest one to date and it still doesn't feel like a hollywood film which I love. I wish more people would give him credit.
I like it alot :) I'm so stoked to see this movie for the longest time. Aronofsky is a genius film maker very underated which is good he makes some studio films I think this is his biggest one to date and it still doesn't feel like a hollywood film which I love. I wish more people would give him credit.
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11:21PM on 03/28/2014

sorry fundamentalists...

Russell Crowes Noah looks likely to land above forecasts with an opening U.S. weekend looking at more than $40 million. Paramount-New Regencys Biblical epic was tracking to finish Friday slightly above $15 million at 3,936 locations, according to industry estimates, and then duplicate that number on Saturday to finish in the $41 million to $43 million range. Reviews have been solid with a 77% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Variety By Dave McNary 2 hours ago
Russell Crowes Noah looks likely to land above forecasts with an opening U.S. weekend looking at more than $40 million. Paramount-New Regencys Biblical epic was tracking to finish Friday slightly above $15 million at 3,936 locations, according to industry estimates, and then duplicate that number on Saturday to finish in the $41 million to $43 million range. Reviews have been solid with a 77% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Variety By Dave McNary 2 hours ago
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11:58PM on 03/28/2014
Yet these so called fundamentalists have been raving about the film in their reviews. You are clearly insane.
Yet these so called fundamentalists have been raving about the film in their reviews. You are clearly insane.
1:01AM on 03/29/2014
Your fundamentalists pals are wishfully declaring that this "dreck" will "crash and burn". Amazing how you guys defend a religious point of view with hateful insults rather than logic.
Your fundamentalists pals are wishfully declaring that this "dreck" will "crash and burn". Amazing how you guys defend a religious point of view with hateful insults rather than logic.
11:47AM on 03/29/2014
I hear that Michael Bay's Transformer films have been raking in the dough too...
I hear that Michael Bay's Transformer films have been raking in the dough too...
11:50AM on 03/29/2014
aerketype - You are trolling. No facts on your side just BS.
aerketype - You are trolling. No facts on your side just BS.
12:46PM on 03/29/2014
Dude, you wish i was trolling maybe, all facts here. The "dreck" and "crash and burn" comments are right here on this page. The forecast I copied and pasted from Variety. Sorry but you have to face the facts sooner or later.
Dude, you wish i was trolling maybe, all facts here. The "dreck" and "crash and burn" comments are right here on this page. The forecast I copied and pasted from Variety. Sorry but you have to face the facts sooner or later.
2:09PM on 03/29/2014
aerketype - Facts are facts, and the Christians in America are running to the theaters to see this film. THR is reporting that the biggest crowds for Noah are in the big faith based cities. Yet you ignore that and make a stupid comment about how Christians are trashing the film.
aerketype - Facts are facts, and the Christians in America are running to the theaters to see this film. THR is reporting that the biggest crowds for Noah are in the big faith based cities. Yet you ignore that and make a stupid comment about how Christians are trashing the film.
4:17PM on 03/29/2014
But I didn't do that, Dude, I do not think all believers are fundamentalists. Seems like some of you guys here are trying to damn the film without even having seen it, based on a few limit-minded opinions. Like you're telling us it is lousy, it is blasphemous, and that it will bomb. I hope even the ones who are prejudging it will see it and then they can at least criticize it honestly. And probably even enjoy it.
But I didn't do that, Dude, I do not think all believers are fundamentalists. Seems like some of you guys here are trying to damn the film without even having seen it, based on a few limit-minded opinions. Like you're telling us it is lousy, it is blasphemous, and that it will bomb. I hope even the ones who are prejudging it will see it and then they can at least criticize it honestly. And probably even enjoy it.
6:37PM on 03/29/2014
Who gives a rat's ass about blasphemy? It's just a poor adaptation. That's it.
Who gives a rat's ass about blasphemy? It's just a poor adaptation. That's it.
10:56PM on 03/28/2014

10/10

I loved it. There was nothing offensive in this film. Aronofsky got very creative with biblical elements that were for the most part very ambiguous to begin with, but nothing offensive about it. I thought it was cool that Pangaea was Noah's world (and it makes sense). I loved how he made the creatures in this film look like prehistoric ancestors to modern day animals. And I thought the montage of Genesis being explained to images of evolution was just brilliant. But what really made this film
I loved it. There was nothing offensive in this film. Aronofsky got very creative with biblical elements that were for the most part very ambiguous to begin with, but nothing offensive about it. I thought it was cool that Pangaea was Noah's world (and it makes sense). I loved how he made the creatures in this film look like prehistoric ancestors to modern day animals. And I thought the montage of Genesis being explained to images of evolution was just brilliant. But what really made this film work was the human drama and the powerful performances. Like The Fountain, this film is sadly destine to divide audiences.
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2:24AM on 03/29/2014
Nothing offensive except Noah going all Jack Torrance in the Shining on his family
Nothing offensive except Noah going all Jack Torrance in the Shining on his family
6:17PM on 03/29/2014
@jekkie: And don't forget the rock versions of Transformers that Michael Bay was some how able to add in this film.
@jekkie: And don't forget the rock versions of Transformers that Michael Bay was some how able to add in this film.
7:47PM on 03/29/2014
Those were stupid, not offensive. Though sometimes stupidity is offensive. All I know is, the creator sent us a 5.4 earthquake from banging his head against the wall over how bad this movie was
Those were stupid, not offensive. Though sometimes stupidity is offensive. All I know is, the creator sent us a 5.4 earthquake from banging his head against the wall over how bad this movie was
10:30PM on 03/28/2014
I'm glad Grand Budapest got a shout out as a "must-see" cause I already must see it again
I'm glad Grand Budapest got a shout out as a "must-see" cause I already must see it again
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10:26PM on 03/28/2014
I think people really need to look up again the difference between athiests and anti-thiests. People who troll on thiests beliefs really need to stop insulting atheists by mistakenly calling themselves that.
I think people really need to look up again the difference between athiests and anti-thiests. People who troll on thiests beliefs really need to stop insulting atheists by mistakenly calling themselves that.
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12:15PM on 03/30/2014
First, make up your mind: is it spelled "atheist" or "athiest"? You can look it up. (It's "atheist".)

Second, the term "atheist" includes both "strong atheists" or "anti-theists" and "weak atheists" or "agnostics". It also includes people who just simply laugh or roll their eyes when the word "God" comes up.

Oh and I'm sorry you have a problem with people challenging your beliefs. Maybe one day you will grow up and become more tolerant of intelligent people.
First, make up your mind: is it spelled "atheist" or "athiest"? You can look it up. (It's "atheist".)

Second, the term "atheist" includes both "strong atheists" or "anti-theists" and "weak atheists" or "agnostics". It also includes people who just simply laugh or roll their eyes when the word "God" comes up.

Oh and I'm sorry you have a problem with people challenging your beliefs. Maybe one day you will grow up and become more tolerant of intelligent people.
8:18PM on 03/31/2014
Because a movie was bad you resort to telling a person to grow up because someone screwed up source material. Are you gonna tell people the same thing if Marc Webb screws up Amazing Spider-Man 2?

The ei is mess up was inexcusable. Thank you for proving, through proper spelling and grammar, that this movie was in fact... Not a POS
Because a movie was bad you resort to telling a person to grow up because someone screwed up source material. Are you gonna tell people the same thing if Marc Webb screws up Amazing Spider-Man 2?

The ei is mess up was inexcusable. Thank you for proving, through proper spelling and grammar, that this movie was in fact... Not a POS
8:20PM on 03/31/2014
Ei ie*

Autocorrect :-/
Ei ie*

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8:22PM on 03/28/2014

Search youtube for Joe Rogan's stand up about Noah's Ark.

Trust me. It's hilarious. I can't believe anyone is dumb enough to believe that the biblical story of Noah is anything but complete fiction.
Trust me. It's hilarious. I can't believe anyone is dumb enough to believe that the biblical story of Noah is anything but complete fiction.
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11:28PM on 03/30/2014
In some cases, it is stupidity. In other cases, it's just the result of complete indoctrination of someone from the time that they are a child to believe whole heartedly in everything the bible says.

I grew up in the church, and have since grown away from it, and looking back, the only way that someone can honestly believe that a majority of this stuff is undisputed fact is because it's been hammered into their head at a young age. It doesn't let up until you're around 18, and even then,
In some cases, it is stupidity. In other cases, it's just the result of complete indoctrination of someone from the time that they are a child to believe whole heartedly in everything the bible says.

I grew up in the church, and have since grown away from it, and looking back, the only way that someone can honestly believe that a majority of this stuff is undisputed fact is because it's been hammered into their head at a young age. It doesn't let up until you're around 18, and even then, there's still your family to deal with.
6:08PM on 03/28/2014
im a atheist have no desire to see this even from a atheist director just amazes me people believe someone built a huge boat and some how got every animal on a boat and none of the animals killed one another then he had to drop them off at there place of origin
im a atheist have no desire to see this even from a atheist director just amazes me people believe someone built a huge boat and some how got every animal on a boat and none of the animals killed one another then he had to drop them off at there place of origin
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6:46PM on 03/28/2014
So the God that Noah believes in couldn't possibly have helped him build it, by making it possible, or controlled the animals?

And it was just two of every "kind" of every animal, so the ark only needed a few thousand animals, not a few million.

So the God that Noah believes in couldn't possibly have helped him build it, by making it possible, or controlled the animals?

And it was just two of every "kind" of every animal, so the ark only needed a few thousand animals, not a few million.

7:44PM on 03/28/2014
so every animal now is from inbreeding and showing no signs of deformity i believe in science
so every animal now is from inbreeding and showing no signs of deformity i believe in science
8:04PM on 03/28/2014
"so every animal now is from inbreeding and showing no signs of deformity i believe in science"

Oh, so based on your beliefs, millions of each animal evolved and were able to mate without any inbreeding?...Since they all came from the same molecules, wouldn't they all be related anyway?
"so every animal now is from inbreeding and showing no signs of deformity i believe in science"

Oh, so based on your beliefs, millions of each animal evolved and were able to mate without any inbreeding?...Since they all came from the same molecules, wouldn't they all be related anyway?
9:24PM on 03/28/2014
everything shares certain dna quality's but we also have certain dna that sets us apart from one another but 2 by 2 that would be inbreeding on a massive scale and there would be deformity's but since i dont see any drooling zebras running around and i didnt say animals didnt inbreed but to say that 2 animals made all the animals we have today is just ridiculous
everything shares certain dna quality's but we also have certain dna that sets us apart from one another but 2 by 2 that would be inbreeding on a massive scale and there would be deformity's but since i dont see any drooling zebras running around and i didnt say animals didnt inbreed but to say that 2 animals made all the animals we have today is just ridiculous
10:53AM on 03/29/2014
"but to say that 2 animals made all the animals we have today is just ridiculous"

When did I say only 2 animals made all the animals we have today?
"but to say that 2 animals made all the animals we have today is just ridiculous"

When did I say only 2 animals made all the animals we have today?
11:51AM on 03/29/2014
Even if you don't believe in the literal story, the parable is still fun from a fictional literature standpoint.
Even if you don't believe in the literal story, the parable is still fun from a fictional literature standpoint.
5:14PM on 03/29/2014
well hell if ya believe the story of one man building a boat and some how getting every animal on earth on a boat and not kill one another is easy to swallow then hell why not believe inbred animals repopulated the earth
well hell if ya believe the story of one man building a boat and some how getting every animal on earth on a boat and not kill one another is easy to swallow then hell why not believe inbred animals repopulated the earth
6:00PM on 03/29/2014
Not EVERY animal on earth, southofheaven. It was just two of every "kind" of every animal, so the ark only needed a few thousand animals, not a few million.

And God obviously has the power to control the animals so they don't kill each other, so it's possible he did that.
Not EVERY animal on earth, southofheaven. It was just two of every "kind" of every animal, so the ark only needed a few thousand animals, not a few million.

And God obviously has the power to control the animals so they don't kill each other, so it's possible he did that.
6:42PM on 03/29/2014
i love how you buy the whole noah thing but 2 animals repopulating the world is hard to swallow the damn story is hard to swallow it makes no sense
i love how you buy the whole noah thing but 2 animals repopulating the world is hard to swallow the damn story is hard to swallow it makes no sense
9:04PM on 03/29/2014
"i love how you buy the whole noah thing but 2 animals repopulating the world is hard to swallow the damn story is hard to swallow it makes no sense"

Ya, a molecule that nothing created, and that just happened to be here, starting the big bang and life as we know it makes more sense than God being there. smh
"i love how you buy the whole noah thing but 2 animals repopulating the world is hard to swallow the damn story is hard to swallow it makes no sense"

Ya, a molecule that nothing created, and that just happened to be here, starting the big bang and life as we know it makes more sense than God being there. smh
10:56PM on 03/29/2014
ya not like they found big bang gravitational waves recently or anything more proof then a sky bully in the sky until there's hard facts about some old white guy in the sky i think i will believe in evolution and the big bang and science
ya not like they found big bang gravitational waves recently or anything more proof then a sky bully in the sky until there's hard facts about some old white guy in the sky i think i will believe in evolution and the big bang and science
1:36AM on 03/30/2014
"ya not like they found big bang gravitational waves recently or anything more proof then a sky bully in the sky until there's hard facts about some old white guy in the sky i think i will believe in evolution and the big bang and science"

Oh, so they found proof that the molecules somehow existed without being created?...And God couldn't have done any of that?
"ya not like they found big bang gravitational waves recently or anything more proof then a sky bully in the sky until there's hard facts about some old white guy in the sky i think i will believe in evolution and the big bang and science"

Oh, so they found proof that the molecules somehow existed without being created?...And God couldn't have done any of that?
2:14AM on 03/30/2014
this conversation is over we can go back and forth all day not gonna do a damn bit of good im tired and have better things to do
this conversation is over we can go back and forth all day not gonna do a damn bit of good im tired and have better things to do
5:42PM on 03/28/2014
Probably would have been better adapted under Mel Gibson.
Probably would have been better adapted under Mel Gibson.
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5:07PM on 03/28/2014
Here's what really bothers me about this review. "While conservative Christian audiences may well condemn this movie sight unseen"...If I had a dollar for every fan boy that pisses and moans about some book or character that Hollywood is butchering on this website, we and all our future lineage could retire, but which group gets singled out for being pissed at Hollywood and should have an "open" mind. Well, excuse me, but I would think that a movie website full of fans who's seen what Hollywood
Here's what really bothers me about this review. "While conservative Christian audiences may well condemn this movie sight unseen"...If I had a dollar for every fan boy that pisses and moans about some book or character that Hollywood is butchering on this website, we and all our future lineage could retire, but which group gets singled out for being pissed at Hollywood and should have an "open" mind. Well, excuse me, but I would think that a movie website full of fans who's seen what Hollywood does to source material could actually stand back and say to themselves "we know exactly where you're coming from, they do it to things we love all the time"...which is the main reason I don't feel a need to make up a sign and stand outside a theater for this or The Mandarin because there's hardly any story Hollywood hasn't tried to rewrite / reboot / reimagine and totally shit on.
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5:24PM on 03/28/2014
Thank you johnksig.
Thank you johnksig.
9:19PM on 03/28/2014
Well said. It's hysterical to watch the same fan boys who wet themselves with rage over Quicksilver's costume and hair style then shriek in outrage at religious people who dare to be offended at a Liberal atheist (trust me, there are plenty that aren't) who takes a Bible story that people have told for thousands of years and turns it into a Green propaganda piece, including such notable plot points as ark-building rock men, an eco-terrorist vegan Noah who doesn't actually think about God much,
Well said. It's hysterical to watch the same fan boys who wet themselves with rage over Quicksilver's costume and hair style then shriek in outrage at religious people who dare to be offended at a Liberal atheist (trust me, there are plenty that aren't) who takes a Bible story that people have told for thousands of years and turns it into a Green propaganda piece, including such notable plot points as ark-building rock men, an eco-terrorist vegan Noah who doesn't actually think about God much, a serial-killer Noah who wants to murder his family (starting with the babies), and an over-arching preachy message about over-population and nature love that even Liberal reviewers giving it a hearty thumbs-up say is over the top.

You know, but we shouldn't complain because it's not like when we found out Elizabeth Olsen wasn't wearing a one-piece leather bikini with a neckline cut to the belly button for her fight scenes......that was real outrage!
11:07PM on 03/28/2014
Congratulations Des1 for defending your faith in such a hateful and ignorant manner!
Congratulations Des1 for defending your faith in such a hateful and ignorant manner!
12:43PM on 03/29/2014
Not to mention anyone who is okay with Darren Aronofsky embellishing a four chapter story in the bible into a 2+ hour movie, but bitch about Peter Jackson adding content to The Hobbit and making it into a trilogy. A book that is 6x longer :-P
Not to mention anyone who is okay with Darren Aronofsky embellishing a four chapter story in the bible into a 2+ hour movie, but bitch about Peter Jackson adding content to The Hobbit and making it into a trilogy. A book that is 6x longer :-P
3:45PM on 03/28/2014
It's real telling that conservative muslims and rightwing global-warming deniers all hate this movie together...without even having seen it.
It's real telling that conservative muslims and rightwing global-warming deniers all hate this movie together...without even having seen it.
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3:56PM on 03/28/2014
Well smart people deny global warming because its a myth. Even the hardcore believers from 5 years ago now call it climate changed to scam clowns like you out of your hard earned money.
Well smart people deny global warming because its a myth. Even the hardcore believers from 5 years ago now call it climate changed to scam clowns like you out of your hard earned money.
4:28PM on 03/28/2014
There's nothing to deny. It doesn't exist.
There's nothing to deny. It doesn't exist.
4:57PM on 03/28/2014
Thedude and Moat Man, please don't vote.
Thedude and Moat Man, please don't vote.
5:21PM on 03/28/2014
scoot - Coming from a stooge who likely fell on his knees to give known liars such as Al Gore money for his scams. You are another clown.
scoot - Coming from a stooge who likely fell on his knees to give known liars such as Al Gore money for his scams. You are another clown.
7:06PM on 03/28/2014
Actually scoot, it's you that shouldn't be voting:

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Actually scoot, it's you that shouldn't be voting:

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8:19PM on 03/28/2014
TheDude and Moatman, you have restored my hope in humanity. Thank you.

BTW, what is a conservative Muslim?
TheDude and Moatman, you have restored my hope in humanity. Thank you.

BTW, what is a conservative Muslim?
8:26PM on 03/28/2014
Its kind of scary how people can be so ignorant in these times. Fooled by shortsighted unscrupulous opportunists just like the sorriest cases in the Middle East. They'll be drowning in the rising ocean and denying it's happening with their last breath.
Its kind of scary how people can be so ignorant in these times. Fooled by shortsighted unscrupulous opportunists just like the sorriest cases in the Middle East. They'll be drowning in the rising ocean and denying it's happening with their last breath.
9:21PM on 03/28/2014
I've never seen your snuff films with 8 year-old boys, but I'm pretty sure I'd dislike them too.
I've never seen your snuff films with 8 year-old boys, but I'm pretty sure I'd dislike them too.
11:08PM on 03/28/2014
Congratulations Des1 for defending your faith in such a completely hateful and ignorant manner!
Congratulations Des1 for defending your faith in such a completely hateful and ignorant manner!
11:56PM on 03/28/2014
aerketype - I love how people such as you claim its settled that Global Warming is proven, yet Al Gore(creator of the so called movement) has even changed his tune to Climate Change instead of Global Warming. The documents were released on the lies people like Gore were spreading.

Climate Change is a more accurate term, because it cannot be denied at all. Our climate changes all the time. Its natural.
aerketype - I love how people such as you claim its settled that Global Warming is proven, yet Al Gore(creator of the so called movement) has even changed his tune to Climate Change instead of Global Warming. The documents were released on the lies people like Gore were spreading.

Climate Change is a more accurate term, because it cannot be denied at all. Our climate changes all the time. Its natural.
11:54AM on 03/29/2014
"They'll be drowning in the rising ocean and denying it's happening with their last breath."

Only in the next Roland Emmerich picture. lol
"They'll be drowning in the rising ocean and denying it's happening with their last breath."

Only in the next Roland Emmerich picture. lol
3:23PM on 03/29/2014
Maybe you should be talking to China about your theories on global warming. Meanwhile the rest of us have to pay for rising taxes on nothing that the so called experts can agree upon. Don't get me wrong I care about the planet, but we are paying higher taxes for something which ultimately isn't going to change while big corporations are making huge amounts of money on our dependance (slavery) to the system.
Maybe you should be talking to China about your theories on global warming. Meanwhile the rest of us have to pay for rising taxes on nothing that the so called experts can agree upon. Don't get me wrong I care about the planet, but we are paying higher taxes for something which ultimately isn't going to change while big corporations are making huge amounts of money on our dependance (slavery) to the system.
4:37PM on 03/29/2014
Bobafett, ok. But how can some of these guys say that caring about the ecology is being a demonic leftist. We are hurting the planet and ourself and we have to try to do something about it. Denying it is being a tool to reckless greed. Backward-thinking obsolete industrialism. Taxes suck and yeah big business is always going to rip us off. But there are new technologies being developed that can substitute the destructive ones. If spirituality is anywhere surely it is plain to see in nature and
Bobafett, ok. But how can some of these guys say that caring about the ecology is being a demonic leftist. We are hurting the planet and ourself and we have to try to do something about it. Denying it is being a tool to reckless greed. Backward-thinking obsolete industrialism. Taxes suck and yeah big business is always going to rip us off. But there are new technologies being developed that can substitute the destructive ones. If spirituality is anywhere surely it is plain to see in nature and we need that nature in many different ways.
7:19PM on 03/29/2014
Oh I agree. My anger is aimed towards the politicians and big business's that thrive off our dependence. I am sure there is already technology out there that would solve a lot of our problems. But it has been known that big corporations buy the patents to such technologies and then just shelve them in the interest of profits. Another problem is the world went and got itself in a big old rush. Essentially if everybody went back to a simple way of life, grow your own food etc we wouldn't be
Oh I agree. My anger is aimed towards the politicians and big business's that thrive off our dependence. I am sure there is already technology out there that would solve a lot of our problems. But it has been known that big corporations buy the patents to such technologies and then just shelve them in the interest of profits. Another problem is the world went and got itself in a big old rush. Essentially if everybody went back to a simple way of life, grow your own food etc we wouldn't be having a lot of these issues.
3:38PM on 03/28/2014
"its never ponderous or the slightest bit pretentious"

And this is a Darren Aronofsky film? Are you sure?
"its never ponderous or the slightest bit pretentious"

And this is a Darren Aronofsky film? Are you sure?
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2:56PM on 03/28/2014
I hope Connelly and Watson go ass to ass in this.
I hope Connelly and Watson go ass to ass in this.
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9:22PM on 03/28/2014
Okay, then I'd go see it.....
Okay, then I'd go see it.....
2:54PM on 03/28/2014
As a Christian Atheist, I'm looking forward to this. As an Aronofsky fan, I'm more excited for a dvd with the directors cut on it.
As a Christian Atheist, I'm looking forward to this. As an Aronofsky fan, I'm more excited for a dvd with the directors cut on it.
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8:20PM on 03/28/2014
You're a Christian Atheist? Is that like a Gay Straight guy?
You're a Christian Atheist? Is that like a Gay Straight guy?
10:29PM on 03/28/2014
No it's a Christian who is indifferent towards a God. An anti-thiest is a person who deliberately says God doesn't exist and goes to war with anyone who disagrees with them. Then there's Agnostics which are just the most reasonable people on the planet cause what's the point of being so douchey and argumentative about the subject?
No it's a Christian who is indifferent towards a God. An anti-thiest is a person who deliberately says God doesn't exist and goes to war with anyone who disagrees with them. Then there's Agnostics which are just the most reasonable people on the planet cause what's the point of being so douchey and argumentative about the subject?
6:47AM on 03/31/2014
So basically someone who doesn't believe in God until Judgement day, and then they jump off the fence and say 'hey God I did believe in you the whole time' LOL
So basically someone who doesn't believe in God until Judgement day, and then they jump off the fence and say 'hey God I did believe in you the whole time' LOL
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2:47PM on 03/28/2014

Environmentalist...

As soon as that word was uttered I stopped reading. I am not a religious man, but I'm definitely not interested in more Liberal BS about Global Warming. From the word, "GO", this movie has reeked of co-opted religious story to ram political nonsense down our throats. Thanks, but I'll pass.
As soon as that word was uttered I stopped reading. I am not a religious man, but I'm definitely not interested in more Liberal BS about Global Warming. From the word, "GO", this movie has reeked of co-opted religious story to ram political nonsense down our throats. Thanks, but I'll pass.
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3:36PM on 03/28/2014
It's not laid on too thickly, and a lot of what is said makes sense. Also, I say this as a die-hard red meat eater.
It's not laid on too thickly, and a lot of what is said makes sense. Also, I say this as a die-hard red meat eater.
8:24PM on 03/28/2014
Amen BatSTUD! I avoided Elysium like the plague because of it's blatant left wing agenda. I shall do the same to this.
Amen BatSTUD! I avoided Elysium like the plague because of it's blatant left wing agenda. I shall do the same to this.
9:25PM on 03/28/2014
So Bumbray, you're saying that it makes sense that God would spare Noah and family not because they are devoted worshipers, but because they're vegans? And then that Noah would love nature so much that he wants to kill his family to save the Earth from mankind?

Not to mention the desperate concern that 10,000 years ago (give or take), the biggest problem facing the Earth was overpopulation and fracking? Right......
So Bumbray, you're saying that it makes sense that God would spare Noah and family not because they are devoted worshipers, but because they're vegans? And then that Noah would love nature so much that he wants to kill his family to save the Earth from mankind?

Not to mention the desperate concern that 10,000 years ago (give or take), the biggest problem facing the Earth was overpopulation and fracking? Right......
2:45PM on 03/28/2014

Meh

Writing a screenplay with the sole purpose of offending right of center folks is as bold and challenging as a 5 year old ripping a fart in church. It's not that hard to do, because there's really no thought involved in such a process. You simply start laundry listing things that you think will offend your political adversaries. It's sophomoric stuff.

But while Aronofsky is giddy at the prospect of trolling right wing blogs with his film, what he apparently doesn't understand is that the
Writing a screenplay with the sole purpose of offending right of center folks is as bold and challenging as a 5 year old ripping a fart in church. It's not that hard to do, because there's really no thought involved in such a process. You simply start laundry listing things that you think will offend your political adversaries. It's sophomoric stuff.

But while Aronofsky is giddy at the prospect of trolling right wing blogs with his film, what he apparently doesn't understand is that the Old Testament is scripture for Jews and Muslims as well, so he's unwittingly offending all three faiths.

I'm agnostic, but you don't have to be a creationist to appreciate the fact that Aronofsky's film doesn't really have much to do with the biblical tale it's named after. I mean, Watchers? Where did that come from? I guess it helps to cement the film as pure fantasy, but come on. The Collective merely uses the namesake as a vehicle for yet another tired multi-hour sermon on environmental pseudoscience, something we've already seen through countless mediocre Roland Emmerich disaster films.

This may have been intended as comic relief, but I find it hard to believe that an Ancient Near East man would throw a vegan hissy fit over an animal being killed for food. I don't know that there's really anything in this film that should offend conservative Christians, but I don't understand why anyone who might be interested in the biblical tale of Noah would bother with this film, it really has nothing to do with it.

So for me, this film elicits 3 shoulder shrugs.
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3:38PM on 03/28/2014
But have you actually seen it yet? You should watch it first before passing judgment. Based on your comments it might actually pleasantly surprise you. There's absolutely nothing disrespectful to Christianity in this, and I say that as a Christian (albeit a pretty open-minded one).
But have you actually seen it yet? You should watch it first before passing judgment. Based on your comments it might actually pleasantly surprise you. There's absolutely nothing disrespectful to Christianity in this, and I say that as a Christian (albeit a pretty open-minded one).
3:58PM on 03/28/2014
Anyone who is interested in the real, true story should not watch a movie of said real, true story. Case in point: If you want to know the history of gladiators you are better suited to read books about the subject than to watch The Gladiator and take it as truth through and through. Having said that, you may want to try newer books as books often are revisited, re-written and sometimes even completely altered by someone with either less than honest motives or to influence future society.

I
Anyone who is interested in the real, true story should not watch a movie of said real, true story. Case in point: If you want to know the history of gladiators you are better suited to read books about the subject than to watch The Gladiator and take it as truth through and through. Having said that, you may want to try newer books as books often are revisited, re-written and sometimes even completely altered by someone with either less than honest motives or to influence future society.

I understand your comments but as an agnostic you neither believe or disbelieve in a diety. Do you believe in the stories told in the bible or the testaments (both old and new)? If you do then your comments are spot on and I respect your opinion of the movie. But if you do not, then why do you care?

I'm going to offend plenty of folks here but I don't care: the story of Noah is a fairy tale, told over and over again over a two thousand year time period. Now play a game of "telephone" with 20 kids. See how the message gets diluted by the time the 20th kid has heard the message? Now imagine that on a grand scale, with one book written a few hundred years after the real events took place and revisited time and time again to suit whichever pontiff was in power?
4:09PM on 03/28/2014
"There's absolutely nothing disrespectful to Christianity in this"...Are you serious, c_bumbray?

The movie made Noah seem like a bad man. In the Bible, Noah actually tried very hard to convince God that He should not flood the earth, but of course nothing like that is mentioned in the movie. Also, in the movie Noah tried to kill his grandchildren because they were female...So Noah thinks that all life is suppose to end after the flood except for animal life?...Noah never tried to do that and
"There's absolutely nothing disrespectful to Christianity in this"...Are you serious, c_bumbray?

The movie made Noah seem like a bad man. In the Bible, Noah actually tried very hard to convince God that He should not flood the earth, but of course nothing like that is mentioned in the movie. Also, in the movie Noah tried to kill his grandchildren because they were female...So Noah thinks that all life is suppose to end after the flood except for animal life?...Noah never tried to do that and never thought like that in the Bible.

In no way is this like Noah from the Bible.
4:39PM on 03/28/2014
As an agnostic I basically have a big question mark towards all faiths. I'm willing to say I simply don't know, but maybe.

Whether or not it offends Christians doesn't really concern me too much, after all, I enjoyed the Last Temptation of Christ.

Having said that, whether or not I believe in the Bible literally is irrelevant. I am looking at this as an adaptation of a piece of literature just as I would any film that was based on a book.

Certainly there are different
As an agnostic I basically have a big question mark towards all faiths. I'm willing to say I simply don't know, but maybe.

Whether or not it offends Christians doesn't really concern me too much, after all, I enjoyed the Last Temptation of Christ.

Having said that, whether or not I believe in the Bible literally is irrelevant. I am looking at this as an adaptation of a piece of literature just as I would any film that was based on a book.

Certainly there are different interpretations of ancient tales such as this, but then there are Watchers, a reclusive vegan zealot, and domestic violence. What part of any of that is from the Noah tale? What part of the Noah tale involved environmental messaging?

This film is to the Bible, what the film Queen of the Damned was to the Anne Rice novels. A poor adaptation. It's really more of a PSA from OFA.
8:28PM on 03/28/2014
C-Bumbray, there's no such thing as an open minded Christian. As soon as you open your mind and start asking questions, you are on your way to atheism. I was a Christian until I started asking questions.
C-Bumbray, there's no such thing as an open minded Christian. As soon as you open your mind and start asking questions, you are on your way to atheism. I was a Christian until I started asking questions.
9:30PM on 03/28/2014
Why do Liberals always insist that you have to see something to decide if you'd like it or not? We have about 500 reviews of this film to read, summaries of the entire movie (down to every spoiler) already on the net, we already know the story it's supposedly based on, and we have Aronofsky himself saying he wrote this not for people who like the tale, but for non-believers who he's trying to make it palatable enough for them to enjoy.

If we really lived by your motto Bumbray, then EVERY
Why do Liberals always insist that you have to see something to decide if you'd like it or not? We have about 500 reviews of this film to read, summaries of the entire movie (down to every spoiler) already on the net, we already know the story it's supposedly based on, and we have Aronofsky himself saying he wrote this not for people who like the tale, but for non-believers who he's trying to make it palatable enough for them to enjoy.

If we really lived by your motto Bumbray, then EVERY person in America would have to watch EVERY movie released in the theater so we could decide for ourselves if it's something we might like or not. What a ridiculous concept.
9:50PM on 03/28/2014
Nothing wrong with asking questions Fanboy, I am a Christian but I will not go to church as I see it as a corrupt institution like many Catholic Church's that seem to have kiddy fiddlers running them. But when I had questions I would just research and I came across some great speakers from America. (beauty of the internet)
Nothing wrong with asking questions Fanboy, I am a Christian but I will not go to church as I see it as a corrupt institution like many Catholic Church's that seem to have kiddy fiddlers running them. But when I had questions I would just research and I came across some great speakers from America. (beauty of the internet)
12:01PM on 03/29/2014
Just remember, the Collective's caricature of Christians isn't based on reality. It's based on the comments of comedians, talk show hosts, actors, and other assorted entertainers.

Honestly, some of the Left's comments about Christians these days are eerily reminiscent of Nazi comments about the Jews in the 30s and 40s. Creepy.
Just remember, the Collective's caricature of Christians isn't based on reality. It's based on the comments of comedians, talk show hosts, actors, and other assorted entertainers.

Honestly, some of the Left's comments about Christians these days are eerily reminiscent of Nazi comments about the Jews in the 30s and 40s. Creepy.
1:24PM on 03/29/2014
I agree with almost everyone on this comment thread. However I decided to listen to Bumbray and see it. I did enjoy it for what it was until Noah went homicidal just to add a dramatic/scary story beat. I would've much preferred the villain trying to kill Noah's family and have him go all action hero than have him randomly turn murderous based on absolutely nothing
I agree with almost everyone on this comment thread. However I decided to listen to Bumbray and see it. I did enjoy it for what it was until Noah went homicidal just to add a dramatic/scary story beat. I would've much preferred the villain trying to kill Noah's family and have him go all action hero than have him randomly turn murderous based on absolutely nothing
2:47PM on 03/29/2014
Yes Moat Man, it seems these days that it is ok to attack Christians but not other faiths on the basis that they do not want to offend. And I do believe Nazis were born from the left. The German Socialist Party
Yes Moat Man, it seems these days that it is ok to attack Christians but not other faiths on the basis that they do not want to offend. And I do believe Nazis were born from the left. The German Socialist Party
2:27PM on 03/28/2014

"Nothing in the biblical story is contradicted"

Really???....In the Bible, Noah actually tried very hard to convince God that He should not flood the earth, but of course nothing like that is mentioned in the movie. Also, in the movie Noah tried to kill his grandchildren because they were female...So Noah thinks that all life is suppose to end after the flood except for animal life?...Noah never tried to do that and never thought like that in the Bible.

The movie made Noah seem like an awful man, but that is not he was at all.
Really???....In the Bible, Noah actually tried very hard to convince God that He should not flood the earth, but of course nothing like that is mentioned in the movie. Also, in the movie Noah tried to kill his grandchildren because they were female...So Noah thinks that all life is suppose to end after the flood except for animal life?...Noah never tried to do that and never thought like that in the Bible.

The movie made Noah seem like an awful man, but that is not he was at all.
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7:51PM on 03/29/2014
Yeah... This review is just wrong... And an 8/10

How many better movies have got a great 8/10?
Yeah... This review is just wrong... And an 8/10

How many better movies have got a great 8/10?
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2:01PM on 03/28/2014
Interesting how the benevolent "creator" in any story seeks to destroy his creation through mass genocide. Religion is funny...
Interesting how the benevolent "creator" in any story seeks to destroy his creation through mass genocide. Religion is funny...
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2:26PM on 03/28/2014
Give it a chance. Aronofsky treats it as pure 100% fantasy. Even the animals on the boat are fantasy creatures. It's like a middle finger to religion while being a damn good film.
Give it a chance. Aronofsky treats it as pure 100% fantasy. Even the animals on the boat are fantasy creatures. It's like a middle finger to religion while being a damn good film.
9:31PM on 03/28/2014
Thank you Mr. Moe for admitting the truth. Now if you would just explain that to all the people claiming the religious people are over-reacting and there's nothing in this to be offended about.
Thank you Mr. Moe for admitting the truth. Now if you would just explain that to all the people claiming the religious people are over-reacting and there's nothing in this to be offended about.
1:15PM on 03/28/2014
I've been agnostic for over a decade, but I can still enjoy a biblical epic NOT about Jesus (stop beating that dead horse already).
I'm going to see Sabotage today or tomorrow but will definitely consider this for next week.
I've been agnostic for over a decade, but I can still enjoy a biblical epic NOT about Jesus (stop beating that dead horse already).
I'm going to see Sabotage today or tomorrow but will definitely consider this for next week.
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5:15PM on 03/28/2014
Don't, avoid Sabatoge. The review on here is accurate. It was basically an action porn. Awful, Awful dialog and you couldn't fast forward to the "good" parts. It's like they took what they recall as macho guys from the 80's and shot them up with steroids. The banter is awful and the story would have went a lot better if they'd have just stuck to an actual Arnold script from the 80s. Do yourself a favor and redbox it.
Don't, avoid Sabatoge. The review on here is accurate. It was basically an action porn. Awful, Awful dialog and you couldn't fast forward to the "good" parts. It's like they took what they recall as macho guys from the 80's and shot them up with steroids. The banter is awful and the story would have went a lot better if they'd have just stuck to an actual Arnold script from the 80s. Do yourself a favor and redbox it.
11:29PM on 03/29/2014
I'm a big Arnie fan and I liked Sabotage. Not loved it mind you, but liked it.
I'm a big Arnie fan and I liked Sabotage. Not loved it mind you, but liked it.
1:14PM on 03/28/2014

Born and raised in a Christian home...

...and I'm chomping at the bit to get to see this film. Aronofsky directing, a stellar cast led by Russel Freaking Crowe, a beautiful soundtrack, great CGI...what's not to love?? The inevitable controversy here (on BOTH sides) is asinine, because from what I've heard, the film doesn't depict any of the events in a disrespectful, mocking way. It stays true to the themes in the Biblical story, adds some creative material in order to flesh it out, depicts a protagonist that actually changes and
...and I'm chomping at the bit to get to see this film. Aronofsky directing, a stellar cast led by Russel Freaking Crowe, a beautiful soundtrack, great CGI...what's not to love?? The inevitable controversy here (on BOTH sides) is asinine, because from what I've heard, the film doesn't depict any of the events in a disrespectful, mocking way. It stays true to the themes in the Biblical story, adds some creative material in order to flesh it out, depicts a protagonist that actually changes and becomes more complicated throughout the film, and leaves the audience with tough moral questions to ask themselves. It sounds fantastic. Leave your biases and preconceptions at the door, and just enjoy a good time at the movies.
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2:34PM on 03/28/2014
"Stays true to the themes in the Biblical story"? Can you find me in the Biblical story where rock monsters actually built the ark, Noah was an enviro-nutter Vegan and that he wanted to kill all his children so the world wouldn't be repopulated with men? Seriously, other than the water and the boat, can you name me ANYTHING from the Biblical story that is in the movie?

BTW, Aronofsky said in a Vanity Fair article that he didn't make this movie for religious people in mind.....he just
"Stays true to the themes in the Biblical story"? Can you find me in the Biblical story where rock monsters actually built the ark, Noah was an enviro-nutter Vegan and that he wanted to kill all his children so the world wouldn't be repopulated with men? Seriously, other than the water and the boat, can you name me ANYTHING from the Biblical story that is in the movie?

BTW, Aronofsky said in a Vanity Fair article that he didn't make this movie for religious people in mind.....he just wanted to make it palatable for the non-religious. I'm not asking for Passion Of The Christ 2, but is it really that difficult to make a respectful movie about a cherished story?

BTW, wake me when Aronofsky decides to do his own thing with a story about Mohammed. I'm sure that'll be along any day now.
5:26PM on 03/28/2014
LOL Des, I dont think Aronofsky will wanna make a film where he fears for his life.
LOL Des, I dont think Aronofsky will wanna make a film where he fears for his life.
5:49PM on 03/28/2014
Reading comprehension is important, Des1. "Themes" does not mean the same thing as "tiniest details." Themes such as family, loyalty, saving the environment, all of that is covered in the Bible and from what I understand, covered in the film as well. Does he take artistic license? Duh. That's what inevitably happens when movies are adapted from their source material. This isn't new. But yes, he DOES respect the story. He stays true to the themes and messages, while making it modern and
Reading comprehension is important, Des1. "Themes" does not mean the same thing as "tiniest details." Themes such as family, loyalty, saving the environment, all of that is covered in the Bible and from what I understand, covered in the film as well. Does he take artistic license? Duh. That's what inevitably happens when movies are adapted from their source material. This isn't new. But yes, he DOES respect the story. He stays true to the themes and messages, while making it modern and interesting. Despite what you say, it sounds exactly like you're going in expecting this to be The Passion of the Christ or Son of God, and it's not. You're only deluding yourself.
8:34PM on 03/28/2014
I must have missed the environmental part of the Noah story in Sunday School. And the part where Noah wanted all his family dead. And the part where the fossils made their way into sediment layers of earth. And the part that explained where all the black, Asian, Indian, etc people come from.
I must have missed the environmental part of the Noah story in Sunday School. And the part where Noah wanted all his family dead. And the part where the fossils made their way into sediment layers of earth. And the part that explained where all the black, Asian, Indian, etc people come from.
9:36PM on 03/28/2014
So Sauron, you are saying that the fact that rock monsters build the ark, Noah is a eco-terrorist vegan, that he doesn't care about mankind in any way, that he doesn't really care about God before the visions, and that he believes it would be best for the world if he murders his family.......those are "little things"?

Not to mention the ENTIRE focus of the story is now overpopulation, fracking and animal kindness?
So Sauron, you are saying that the fact that rock monsters build the ark, Noah is a eco-terrorist vegan, that he doesn't care about mankind in any way, that he doesn't really care about God before the visions, and that he believes it would be best for the world if he murders his family.......those are "little things"?

Not to mention the ENTIRE focus of the story is now overpopulation, fracking and animal kindness?
10:02PM on 03/28/2014
"That he doesn't care about mankind in any way." Buddy, this just proves your ignorance. YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS MOVIE. So you have no room to talk and spout off about what you THINK happens. The entire last act deals with Noah realizing the ramifications of what he's done and how it changes him. So no, he does care.

You're getting hung up over the most ridiculous things. Step away from your computer, clear your mind, get your biases out of the way, and then WATCH THE MOVIE. Then we can talk.
"That he doesn't care about mankind in any way." Buddy, this just proves your ignorance. YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS MOVIE. So you have no room to talk and spout off about what you THINK happens. The entire last act deals with Noah realizing the ramifications of what he's done and how it changes him. So no, he does care.

You're getting hung up over the most ridiculous things. Step away from your computer, clear your mind, get your biases out of the way, and then WATCH THE MOVIE. Then we can talk.
11:43AM on 03/28/2014
As a Christian Libertarian I will give the film a chance, and go see it during the week. However this environmentalists Noah who is suggested to kill someone because they killed an animal to eat is simply absurd. Renaming God to Watchers or the creator is silly dancing around the story this film is based on. I am nervous about the film for sure, but I will give it a fair shake when I see it next week.
As a Christian Libertarian I will give the film a chance, and go see it during the week. However this environmentalists Noah who is suggested to kill someone because they killed an animal to eat is simply absurd. Renaming God to Watchers or the creator is silly dancing around the story this film is based on. I am nervous about the film for sure, but I will give it a fair shake when I see it next week.
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1:06PM on 03/28/2014
But you're already mis-informed about the basics of the movie. You can't take that implied scene with Noah getting enraged about the killing of an animal so grossly out of context, hence why Bumbray said it should be kept in the context of the film. And you couldn't be more wrong about the Watchers. Where did anyone even IMPLY that the filmmakers are "renaming God to Watchers or the creator"?? They are simply fallen angels/the Nephilim which, yes, are all explicitly in the Bible. Give it a fair
But you're already mis-informed about the basics of the movie. You can't take that implied scene with Noah getting enraged about the killing of an animal so grossly out of context, hence why Bumbray said it should be kept in the context of the film. And you couldn't be more wrong about the Watchers. Where did anyone even IMPLY that the filmmakers are "renaming God to Watchers or the creator"?? They are simply fallen angels/the Nephilim which, yes, are all explicitly in the Bible. Give it a fair shake, of course, but also try not to get the basics of the film incorrect either.
2:36PM on 03/28/2014
Yeah, ignore the fact that Noah wants to kill his children to protect the world from the re-population of men, or the rock monsters building the ark, or that he suddenly is an enviro-Leftist who doesn't actually care that much about God, but is a committed Vegan. WTF????
Yeah, ignore the fact that Noah wants to kill his children to protect the world from the re-population of men, or the rock monsters building the ark, or that he suddenly is an enviro-Leftist who doesn't actually care that much about God, but is a committed Vegan. WTF????
3:40PM on 03/28/2014
Again, it's clear that you guys haven't seen the movie. SauronsBANE has it right. And the idea that Noah doesn't care about God is ludicrous. His devotion to God absolutely defines him, for better or worse.
Again, it's clear that you guys haven't seen the movie. SauronsBANE has it right. And the idea that Noah doesn't care about God is ludicrous. His devotion to God absolutely defines him, for better or worse.
3:44PM on 03/28/2014
If they wanted an Eco friendly vegan they should've done a movie about Daniel. Lots of awesome fantasy epic stuff to mine out of that... Heck it could be 300 part 3
If they wanted an Eco friendly vegan they should've done a movie about Daniel. Lots of awesome fantasy epic stuff to mine out of that... Heck it could be 300 part 3
3:59PM on 03/28/2014
c_bumbray - If you actually knew how to read you would notice I admitted in my comment I have not seen the film yet. But I am going to see the film during the week.

I was simply pointing some mindless lines of the story from the reviews that have been written.
c_bumbray - If you actually knew how to read you would notice I admitted in my comment I have not seen the film yet. But I am going to see the film during the week.

I was simply pointing some mindless lines of the story from the reviews that have been written.
11:09AM on 03/28/2014
I'm a christian and I really want to see this movie.I think it would be interesting to see Aronofsky's version of the story.I was fine with The Last Temptation of Christ.
I'm a christian and I really want to see this movie.I think it would be interesting to see Aronofsky's version of the story.I was fine with The Last Temptation of Christ.
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9:11AM on 03/28/2014

This is exactly the review that I wanted to hear

I have been a long time fan of Aronofsky. He is a true artist and 'creationist' himself when it comes to making movies. At his very worst, you will still get something original and thought provoking, with powerhouse performances from the actors. I wondered how he would handle the walking the line with this story, and it sounds like he did it the right way. The ones who will miss this film due to its interpretation, are only doing themselves a disservice. Even a Bible creationist should be
I have been a long time fan of Aronofsky. He is a true artist and 'creationist' himself when it comes to making movies. At his very worst, you will still get something original and thought provoking, with powerhouse performances from the actors. I wondered how he would handle the walking the line with this story, and it sounds like he did it the right way. The ones who will miss this film due to its interpretation, are only doing themselves a disservice. Even a Bible creationist should be able to realize the importance of the text, and be open to a different interpretation of it.
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8:01AM on 03/28/2014
Atheists are just as pathetic as religious zealots. Neither one can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that God either exists or doesn't exist. I saw this last night and I love Russel in it..but the eco-warrior message was as heavy handed as the pathetic messaging in Elysium. It was so out of place and illogical for the time that it took away from a great story. Sad that Aronofsky tainted his legacy with dreck like this. I guess all talented auteurs need their "Heaven's Gate" moment. It'll
Atheists are just as pathetic as religious zealots. Neither one can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that God either exists or doesn't exist. I saw this last night and I love Russel in it..but the eco-warrior message was as heavy handed as the pathetic messaging in Elysium. It was so out of place and illogical for the time that it took away from a great story. Sad that Aronofsky tainted his legacy with dreck like this. I guess all talented auteurs need their "Heaven's Gate" moment. It'll open big but crash and burn in week two.

I wonder, why do all reviewers like to call Christians conservative? Have you seen the Pope?
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8:30AM on 03/28/2014
So you can prove " beyond a shadow of a doubt " that this film will " open big but crash and burn"?
So you have decided that nobody wants to see a film that touches real issues like ecological destruction? And social injustice like in Elysium?
So you can prove " beyond a shadow of a doubt " that this film will " open big but crash and burn"?
So you have decided that nobody wants to see a film that touches real issues like ecological destruction? And social injustice like in Elysium?
9:14AM on 03/28/2014
He's referring to just conservative Christians, not all Christians. Also creationists carry the burden of proof, not Atheists or the scientific community. All the creationists have is their individual interpretations of one book that was written and re-tooled by Constantine and his bishops at the First Council of Nicaea.
He's referring to just conservative Christians, not all Christians. Also creationists carry the burden of proof, not Atheists or the scientific community. All the creationists have is their individual interpretations of one book that was written and re-tooled by Constantine and his bishops at the First Council of Nicaea.
11:37AM on 03/28/2014
I CAN PROVE THAT!!!! And this isn't bc I'm a fan (tho it looks and sounds good), but Cap America is gonna beat the fn shit out of Noah and any other film until the next summer film comes out. That's not a comment on either films quality, just seems like ab the safest bet one could make (also, I thought Elysium was kick-ass.)
I CAN PROVE THAT!!!! And this isn't bc I'm a fan (tho it looks and sounds good), but Cap America is gonna beat the fn shit out of Noah and any other film until the next summer film comes out. That's not a comment on either films quality, just seems like ab the safest bet one could make (also, I thought Elysium was kick-ass.)
11:59AM on 03/30/2014
Atheists have the advantage of being right. Meanwhile, the onus is on the theists to prove that the universe was created by an entity who watches over each of them everyday and yet does absolutely nothing because He wants your love for Him to be based on faith and not physical evidence. Never mind that whether or not you go to Heaven or Hell when you die comes down not to how you lived your life but whether or not you believed in His existence.
Atheists have the advantage of being right. Meanwhile, the onus is on the theists to prove that the universe was created by an entity who watches over each of them everyday and yet does absolutely nothing because He wants your love for Him to be based on faith and not physical evidence. Never mind that whether or not you go to Heaven or Hell when you die comes down not to how you lived your life but whether or not you believed in His existence.
7:01AM on 03/28/2014
And now i really want to see Aronofsky's Wolverine
And now i really want to see Aronofsky's Wolverine
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6:52AM on 03/28/2014
I'm glad Aranofsky's gamble paid off. This looks like nothing but a labor of love from him so I'll be definitely checking it out.
I'm glad Aranofsky's gamble paid off. This looks like nothing but a labor of love from him so I'll be definitely checking it out.
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2:42PM on 03/28/2014
Paid off? The film needs to make $260 million to break even. The most rosy predictions have it at $40 million for the weekend. There will be a huge dropoff to week 2 and week 3 will be dead with Capt America coming out. That sounds like a movie that will lose money, even counting international box office.
Paid off? The film needs to make $260 million to break even. The most rosy predictions have it at $40 million for the weekend. There will be a huge dropoff to week 2 and week 3 will be dead with Capt America coming out. That sounds like a movie that will lose money, even counting international box office.
5:41AM on 03/28/2014
I'm an atheist, but the first chance I get, I'm going to see it in theaters. Because, although it's based on the Bible, I like fantasy movies. And I like epics. And I like Aronofsky. And I like Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly. I'm not thinking this should be a documentary, because it shouldn't. This is a fantasy movie, written by imaginative folks a long time ago. Is anyone boycotting PJ's movies because they think Elfs and Hobbits used to be real? Of course not. Treat Noah's story the same
I'm an atheist, but the first chance I get, I'm going to see it in theaters. Because, although it's based on the Bible, I like fantasy movies. And I like epics. And I like Aronofsky. And I like Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly. I'm not thinking this should be a documentary, because it shouldn't. This is a fantasy movie, written by imaginative folks a long time ago. Is anyone boycotting PJ's movies because they think Elfs and Hobbits used to be real? Of course not. Treat Noah's story the same way and just enjoy the movie.
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8:19AM on 03/28/2014
That's quite preachy for an atheist...
That's quite preachy for an atheist...
8:24AM on 03/28/2014
Basically saying "enjoy the movie" is preachy? Okay...
Basically saying "enjoy the movie" is preachy? Okay...
8:34AM on 03/28/2014
No, that"s cool, but if this should be considered as only fantasy or not, maybe at least based on ancient happenings, is quite a big decision for you to make for all of us.
No, that"s cool, but if this should be considered as only fantasy or not, maybe at least based on ancient happenings, is quite a big decision for you to make for all of us.
9:22AM on 03/28/2014
To regard "Noah" like other fantasy movies is merely a suggestion based on common sense and on the love of movies. People shoudn't let their religious views (or lack of) detract them from seeing a good movie. It isn't a decision "I" make for others, it's that it shouldn't become one.
To regard "Noah" like other fantasy movies is merely a suggestion based on common sense and on the love of movies. People shoudn't let their religious views (or lack of) detract them from seeing a good movie. It isn't a decision "I" make for others, it's that it shouldn't become one.
5:14AM on 03/28/2014
Aronofsky wanted this to be different, and it's different alright. I'm glad that he prevailed in getting his cut through to theatres, I can totally understand why this definitely will rile some believers up. Do I think it's true to the Biblical account? Nope. There's a lot of angst, understandable because angst breeds drama. I was a little disappointed that the film doesn't depict Nephilim, because that's the juiciest part of the story. Fallen angels get jiggy with earth women and breed
Aronofsky wanted this to be different, and it's different alright. I'm glad that he prevailed in getting his cut through to theatres, I can totally understand why this definitely will rile some believers up. Do I think it's true to the Biblical account? Nope. There's a lot of angst, understandable because angst breeds drama. I was a little disappointed that the film doesn't depict Nephilim, because that's the juiciest part of the story. Fallen angels get jiggy with earth women and breed monsters. We don't get that; as mentioned in the review, the fallen angels are rock monsters. I think it's complex, it's challenging, it's definitely thought-provoking but it's also uneven and patchy. 7/10.
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5:57AM on 03/28/2014
I havent seen it yet, but that was an aspect I wanted to see so I am a little disheartened by it. As one of the main purposes of the flood was to wipe out the Nephilim (hybrid giants).
I havent seen it yet, but that was an aspect I wanted to see so I am a little disheartened by it. As one of the main purposes of the flood was to wipe out the Nephilim (hybrid giants).
6:06AM on 03/28/2014
Yeah, Tubal-cain and his followers are definitely not depicted as hybrid giants. From what I understand, men being "wicked" was a mis-translation, and it was more like "contaminated" by the DNA of the fallen angels.
Yeah, Tubal-cain and his followers are definitely not depicted as hybrid giants. From what I understand, men being "wicked" was a mis-translation, and it was more like "contaminated" by the DNA of the fallen angels.
7:31AM on 03/28/2014
Definitely Jedd, The flood being for the sins of man was the depiction we were always told at school, luckily education allowed me to revisit the bible and understand a more sinister reasoning for the flood. Which opens up a larger outlook on the altering of human DNA, which is part of Satan's plan. If this is not touched on in NOAH i think this is a missed opportunity to show the world a more sinister story.
Definitely Jedd, The flood being for the sins of man was the depiction we were always told at school, luckily education allowed me to revisit the bible and understand a more sinister reasoning for the flood. Which opens up a larger outlook on the altering of human DNA, which is part of Satan's plan. If this is not touched on in NOAH i think this is a missed opportunity to show the world a more sinister story.
3:43AM on 03/28/2014

Creationist vs. Evolutionists vs. Who Cares It's a Movie and Think for Yourself A Minute

Looking forward to this flick despite how it's [link] Honestly, the whole Creationist vs. Evolutionist argument bugs me because it leaves little room for the third position, and what I feel is what most people of faith prescribe to, including myself: A blending of both ideologies in a rational, thoughtful way.

Example: Was there an Adam and Eve? Probably not, at least not as it is so seemingly straight forwardly presented, but that whole story is a figurative one anyway, because either
Looking forward to this flick despite how it's [link] Honestly, the whole Creationist vs. Evolutionist argument bugs me because it leaves little room for the third position, and what I feel is what most people of faith prescribe to, including myself: A blending of both ideologies in a rational, thoughtful way.

Example: Was there an Adam and Eve? Probably not, at least not as it is so seemingly straight forwardly presented, but that whole story is a figurative one anyway, because either through evolution, creation, alien planting, whatever you want to believe, there had to be two humans to begin with by which the human race could be born from.. no matter whether or not they came from apes, neanderthals, God, Alien beings (which is what God, or a God, would be any way), etc. And if you show me with 100% proof that this was or wasn't the case, I would say "Cool, I'm down with that. Show me more."

The problem is that you have whack jobs who are literal Creationist who think that the Earth is literally 10,000 years old, that man rode dinos, that science lies, etc., and unfortunately they get all the hype and they get to have their crazy voices heard when a film like "Noah" is released. And for the record, these ill-advised fools end up making God less powerful and less meaningful because their argument is actually limiting and says "God couldn't have used evolution." Who says that? God can use evolution if he wants. He can use other pieces of worlds to create worlds if he wants. The only thing I say God can't do is create something out of nothing. To say God can't do something, like these literalist do, is actually a counter argument to their own argument they are making without realizing they are making it.

Also of note - Noah's story, and others characters like him in other stories, exist in nearly every ancient culture, from the Babylonians to the Chinese to the Greeks to the Native Americans. If I'm not mistaken, the flood story and a Noah like character appears in Gilgamesh. So on a personal note, I would hope to see this film take into account those stories in this film, and not just the tale of the Bible... which by the way is actually pretty sparse on the details of Noah and the flood any way, like all the stories are, and speaks in very broad strokes and lacks in detail.

Finally, it's a friggin' movie. It's not the King James Bible (itself rife with mistranslations, implanted stories, etc). Get over it, eat some popcorn, turn off your phone, and get down to get down. In the words of Winston Zeddemore: "I do (believe in God), and I love Jesus' style."
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8:04AM on 03/28/2014
Great commentary Commander! As a Christian myself, this is one of the best zing's against boneheaded Atheists and Creationists I've ever seen. Athiests are just as closed-minded as Creationist zealots.
Great commentary Commander! As a Christian myself, this is one of the best zing's against boneheaded Atheists and Creationists I've ever seen. Athiests are just as closed-minded as Creationist zealots.
3:37AM on 03/28/2014
See ENEMY too. Amazing. Can't wait to see NOAH!
See ENEMY too. Amazing. Can't wait to see NOAH!
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2:54AM on 03/28/2014

So a movie.....

about rock monsters building the ark, an eco-nutter vegan hero, and someone who wants to kill his children (starting with the babies) is something that you can't imagine religious people being insulted over? Seriously? WTF is wrong with the reviewers on this and IGN's sites?

We've got comic book geeks ready to riot because Quicksilver isn't wearing the right costume (and there's no incest happening between him and his sister) but it's shocking that an atheist intentionally changing a
about rock monsters building the ark, an eco-nutter vegan hero, and someone who wants to kill his children (starting with the babies) is something that you can't imagine religious people being insulted over? Seriously? WTF is wrong with the reviewers on this and IGN's sites?

We've got comic book geeks ready to riot because Quicksilver isn't wearing the right costume (and there's no incest happening between him and his sister) but it's shocking that an atheist intentionally changing a religious story to reflect his ideological views might offend some people?

Wow....forget the fact that the film sounds incredibly stupid.....how can any reviewer miss the point more?
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5:32PM on 03/28/2014
Really good points Des. Someone talking sense and seeing it for what it is.
Really good points Des. Someone talking sense and seeing it for what it is.
1:44PM on 04/01/2014
Great point. Sorry people are voting you down out of stubborness
Great point. Sorry people are voting you down out of stubborness
2:44AM on 03/28/2014
i haven't been really excited to see this but i'm thinking it'll be the one this year that i fall in love with coming out of the theater. anxious to see what happens.
i haven't been really excited to see this but i'm thinking it'll be the one this year that i fall in love with coming out of the theater. anxious to see what happens.
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2:42AM on 03/28/2014
Ahh Noah, an already exaggerated (and impossible) story that's now been even more exaggerated by an athiest director.
Ahh Noah, an already exaggerated (and impossible) story that's now been even more exaggerated by an athiest director.
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1:26PM on 03/28/2014
lol?
lol?
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