In this blog, we want to show you some deceptive reports about the film ‘Noah.’ Do not be deceived by these comments. The film’s only connections to the Bible, are the name Noah, his three sons, that there was an ark and a world-wide flood.
- The president of the National Religious Broadcasters stated that the Noah film includes “major biblical themes” including “sin, judgment, righteousness, and God as Creator.” 1 If anybody has to judge from the film that the Creator is righteous, then one can probably conceive that Adolf Hitler was an angel in disguise, saving thousands in secret.
- ‘The film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide. The biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis.’ 2 This is another lie. The Noah film of Aronofsky might be a cornerstone of faith for the Watchers, but surely not to people who believe that the Bible is a book of truth that tells us what God is like, and what faith entails.
- Producer Scott Franklin told Entertainment Weekly, “Noah is a very short section of the Bible with a lot of gaps, so we definitely had to take some creative expression in it. But I think we stayed very true to the story and didn’t really deviate from the Bible, despite the six-armed angels.” 3 He should have continued… despite the six-armed angels, Noah’s ungodly character, the incense to put the animals to sleep, the evolution time line as creation story and other strange things.
When so much money is spent on the ‘least Biblical Biblical film ever made’ (said by Darren Aronofsky), one must know there is a snake in the grass. At the end of the film, Ila (Shem’s wife) makes Noah understand that ‘God’ left humanity’s fate in his hands. So the message is that man decides, not God. All is settled, man is the judge. No one need fear God’s judgment. Is it meant to bring hope for atheists that there will be no final judgement? ‘God’ gave it to man to decide man’s fate. What a delusion!
Conclusion: The film is an excellent example of how commentators, secular and supposedly Biblical, can deceive the public about the ‘value’ of a film.
- Warren Cole Smith (25 February 2014). “Signs and Wonders: Noah needs ‘based on a true story’ disclaimer”. WORLD. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
- Hinton, Carla (29 March 2014). “Flood of imagery: ‘Noah’ movie goes beyond familiar Sunday school Bible story” (in English). News OK. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
- Smith, Grady (January 25/February 1, 2013). “Hollywood Finds God (Again)”. Entertainment Weekly (New York: Time Inc.). p. 22.