I didn’t go. Instead two other moms from the Supermom team attended with a guest.
Her words- “Noah” is a bizarre movie.If I didn’t spend my money to see it we would have walked out.” Stephanie B.
“In the very beginning when Noah started talking to rock monsters, I knew we were screwed. It was like a nightmare. The theater was silent and the audience was horrified. I was talking to everyone as we left, and I did not find a single person that liked it. It was like a bad dream.”
Aronofsky’s Noah becomes so disturbed by human sinfulness that he obsesses on the idea that the race should not survive. God must be using the hero’s family just to save the animal kingdom and then mankind will die out. If his son’s wife has a baby girl, Noah announces a plan to take that life to prevent the human race from going forward. Later, with Noah’s knife raised over twin daughters you sense a composite, Noah mixed with a bit of Abraham and going crazy.The portrayal of Noah during this part of the movie is so dark that you do not want to like him. It is hard to reconcile this character with the “righteous” man described in Genesis 6 or the man of “faith” described in Hebrews 11.
Jews and Christians will have a hard time recognizing Noah in this film while the environmental agenda is overdone.
Anyone familiar with the 500-year-old man and his ark may need to check some of their most cherished visualizations of him at the theater door. No cozy two-by-two images of beatific giraffes grace this “Noah.” Like any good artist, Aronofsky has avoided predictable, literalist retellings of beloved Sunday school stories by inserting new characters, bringing parenthetical figures to the fore and making one of history’s most enduring and universal myths his very own.But, as a money-making ploy, it’s a downright masterpiece.
Watch the Noah – Review 2014 clip here!
Mom two in her words: Saw Noah; So on point and so very good! A must see. Bring tissues. Special effects good if you’re into that stuff. I liked how it was filled with passion, love, respect, mercy, teaching, good and hope. Also addresses human choice and responsibility. Love hearing God referred to as ‘The Creator’, reminding us that we are not such, and instead serve a higher power and purpose beyond. Really good movie. Definitely bring tissues. Don’t understand the controversy regarding a movie with good messages… At least I believe love, hope, and respect are good messages to teach and learn.
Drowning in Distortion — Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” Said Dr. Molher
Noah is a homicidal maniac. God is an angry tree-hunger who avenges himself on people for harming the environment.- Fr.Z blog
|The Film Shows||The Bible States|
|“In the beginning, there was nothing.”||“
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)
|Adam and Eve had three sons.||Adam and Eve had Cain, Abel, Seth, and other sons and daughters. (Genesis 5:4)|
|Noah’s father Lamech died when Noah was a young boy.||Lamech lives until Noah is about 595 years old, dying approximately five years before the Flood.|
|Japheth is Noah’s youngest son.||Ham is Noah’s youngest son (Genesis 9:24 ).|
|Japheth releases the raven from the ark.||Noah releases the raven (Genesis 9:7).|
|God used the big bang and evolution (see below for more details).||God created everything in six days (Genesis 1).|
|Man is to be judged because of what humans have done to the earth.||Man is to be judged for sinning against the holy and righteous God.|
|Noah builds the ark solely to save “the innocents” (meaning the animals), and after it serves its purpose, man is to die off.||Noah built the Ark for the saving of his household (Hebrews 11:7) and the animals (Genesis 6:19–20).|
From: Huffington Post- The Film Never Mentions God
I have heard this objection repeatedly this weekend, particularly on FOX News and talk radio outlets, and it is blatantly false and ridiculous. The very word translated “God” in Genesis is not a name, but a generic reference that might be translated as “The Powers” (Elohim). One can only imagine the uproar had Aronofsky chosen to call the Creator “The Powers” — which would have been quite biblical. In the Noahfilm, this nameless One is constantly referred to as “the Creator,” but used in a very personal way by all the characters in the film — good and bad. According to Exodus 6:3, God did not make Himself known by His personal name Yahweh (YHVH) or “the LORD” until the time of Moses. The references to God as “the LORD” in Genesis 6-9 in the flood story are accordingly anachronistic — so it turns out, ironically, that Aronofsky’s designation of God as “the Creator,” is more biblical than his critics objections imagine.
After all of this, I think I’ll pick up a bible for the first time in well over 10 years just to read the story again! And yes, I still want to see it for myself. (Blame the marketing! I can just see the “Holy Rollers” battling the “Free Thinkers “– Too funny.
I think I’ll leave my son Noah Elohim home to mind the animals. (Not a movie to take children to before studying religion)