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My Review of the Controversial Movie-Noah

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Hello! My name is Chal for those of you who are not familiar with me and this is my review of the movie Noah.

 

     I felt that the movie was very good for visuals. The acting and graphics as well as on screen action was magnificent. This is useful for mental imagery when reading the scripture. I did not feel that the movie was a complete and udder abomination as many have tried to implicate. God was was the center piece of the entire movie, however his name was not mentioned directly referring to him as the "creator". The movie DID take creative liberties with grey areas of time that were not elaborated on in scripture such as details within the hundreds of years not accounted for. For example, Noah's Grandfather Methuselah who was portrayed as a great warrior with a flaming sword (pretty neat by the way). There were minor details that were not accurate such as Noah's son Ham, where scripture would lead us to believe he had a wife when he boarded the Ark--in the film he struggled to find a wife before the flood and ultimately did not find a wife causing strife between his Father, Noah and himself. For the most part I believe the movie was very imaginative in the areas of what could have happened in those blocks of time the Bible does not tell us about and although the movie may not be appropriate for the young in faith, I believe you all should go and enjoy the movie. I give this film two thumbs up as well as two toes!

 

 

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Thanks for honest feedback....was it anti hunting and anti picking flowers? When I heard that...it give me a good laugh...so I would view it as a comedy.

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Blessings Chal!

    Welcome to Worthy...I cannot wait to see the movie & I have only been waiting because I promised a friend that we would go see it together & she has not had the time yet....I heard the special effects are phenomenal & you seem to think so as well....that's a plus!

      Thanks for sharing your sentiments,I will be sure to let you of mine after I see it.......you sound like like you don't look to pick at all the faults,I like that......

   I look forward to hearing more from you here at W$orthy & I hope you love it as much as I do....Praise & Glory to God!

                                                                                                                                                                                                  With love-in Christ,Kwik



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Hello! My name is Chal for those of you who are not familiar with me and this is my review of the movie Noah.

 

     I felt that the movie was very good for visuals. The acting and graphics as well as on screen action was magnificent. This is useful for mental imagery when reading the scripture. I did not feel that the movie was a complete and udder abomination as many have tried to implicate. God was was the center piece of the entire movie, however his name was not mentioned directly referring to him as the "creator". The movie DID take creative liberties with grey areas of time that were not elaborated on in scripture such as details within the hundreds of years not accounted for. For example, Noah's Grandfather Methuselah who was portrayed as a great warrior with a flaming sword (pretty neat by the way). There were minor details that were not accurate such as Noah's son Ham, where scripture would lead us to believe he had a wife when he boarded the Ark--in the film he struggled to find a wife before the flood and ultimately did not find a wife causing strife between his Father, Noah and himself. For the most part I believe the movie was very imaginative in the areas of what could have happened in those blocks of time the Bible does not tell us about and although the movie may not be appropriate for the young in faith, I believe you all should go and enjoy the movie. I give this film two thumbs up as well as two toes!

 

 

-Whirligig

Chalpal,thank you for your great critique.I do not go to movies so this is nice for me to see.I wonder if unbelivers are going to be so curious after they see the movie that they will get a Bible and read Genesis?    :grin:



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i heard the movie was not very biblical but God did appear to be the main focus of it. so odds are it will be an inspiration to read the bible for some and an abomanation to others



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Read two reviews of the movie yesterday, both from Christian viewpoints, and both strongly recommended that Christians avoid this movie at all costs.  I will include a link to the reviews so you can read them for yourself.  What Hollywood did to the story of Noah is sickening.  There is no way I will be taking my family to see this movie. 

 

Here is a brief review from Ken Ham at AIG.

http://www.answersin...ovie-unbiblical

 

Here is a better and more detailed review from Plugged In. 

 

http://www.pluggedin.../noah-2014.aspx

 

Hope these help anyone thinking of going to see this twisted perversion of the story of Noah.

 

Michael



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((( Chalpal )))  Blessings!  Little Sister, what a great photograph, by the way.  You are such a lovely young woman, beautiful inside and out!  I'm so pleased to have met you.  You are such a blessing to all of us here at Worthy.

 

Thank you for taking time to post this well written review of the movie Noah.  It sure has created a lot of controversy, which will no doubt help it to attract more viewers and of coarse, make more money.  Cha-ching!

 

I probably will not see it, as it is too intense for me.  I have read different opinions and reviews, which did arouse my curiosity.  Never-the-less, I am not too concerned that this movie will cause Christians to fall, or keep the unsaved from knowing, or learning about God.

 

 Just my take on this ....

 

When I first watched The Bible movie, I was really upset and disappointed that so much liberty was taken in making that film, but after prayer, I understood that most do not know what the Bible has to say, and this film just might prompt curiosity in both the saved and unsaved to start reading their Bibles quite seriously.  I think that is always a good thing.

 

Again, thanks for posting!  I will eagerly await Kwik's review, or response, after she has the chance to go.

 

Be blessed, friends!

Shalom, Prair



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Michael Medved said that some liberties were taken in the making of the movie, but it was not the usual junk we get from Hollywood where they are trying to attack the Bible.  He indicated that overall, it was a good and thought provoking movie.  I thank you for your review.  I usually don't go to the theater, but wait till movies come out on DVD, but it will help me make a decision on whether or not to purchase it. 



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That does not surprise me that the movies now out are not Biblical.Who is the Prince of our earth?Who is in control  of Hollyweird?



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I've been hearing opposing reviews back and forth. I like crowes acting and am happy that they are making a movie from the bible, but Hollywood does have a habit of twisting things. I'll probably wait till it comes out on video and watch it then.

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Well, after reading these two reviews, I'm more convinced than ever that I do not want to give my money to this Hollywood director and company.

 

 

I’m a Christian and I think ‘Noah’ deserves a four star review

Posted on March 29, 2014

 

<snip>

 

Noah is a major Hollywood blockbuster, made by an atheist director best known for his previous flick where a mentally disturbed lesbian ballerina goes insane and bleeds to death on stage. Already, a critical person might be slightly concerned about his handling of the Bible, considering what he just did to the ballet.

 

These concerns grew from suspicion to reality before it was even released, when the man himself came out publicly and professed Noah to be both an environmentalist propaganda piece, and the “least Biblical” Bible film ever made.

 

He wasn’t lying.

 

But he forgot to mention that it’s also a terrible film.

 

The way I figure it, I must now convince at least two people to skip this movie in order to cancel out the twenty dollars I just contributed to Darren Aronofosky’s and Russel Crowe’s coffers.

 

What better way to do that then by spoiling the entire thing?

 

<snip> [Click on the link below to read the outline of the story]

 

If the movie studio wanted to spin a yarn about mythical beasts, epic battles, homicidal sea captains, and a pagan Earth god, they could have done so. They could have called it anything. They could have told their own story. But they called it Noah because they knew that the supposed connection to the Bible would garner immediate fascination. They knew there would be controversy, and controversy sells.

 

They padded it with enough action movie clichés to draw interest from secular crowds, they hid the outright blasphemy well enough to please gullible Christian crowds, and they mocked Biblical theology blatantly enough to delight the critics.

 

They came up with a way to make millions while exploiting the various sensibilities of different audience demographics.

 

That was their first and primary intention, and in it they succeeded wildly.

 

As an adaptation or retelling of Judeo-Christian theology, it’s a blatant mockery.

 

But, as a money-making ploy, it’s a downright masterpiece.

 

Final assessment:

 

Four Stars for marketing

 

No Stars for quality, substance, coherence, meaning, or theological accuracy.

 

http://themattwalshblog.com/

 

 

Noah – The Emperor’s New Movie

March 27, 2014 By Barbara Nicolosi

 

Let me just start by saying two words which you can accept as fair warning to avoid this stupidest movie in years: Rock People.

 

Need more?

 

Tragiclly, as Western Civilization continues to decay all around us, one thing remains unmuddled: everything is politics. And nowhere is that more true than in media. The same polarization that fired Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty and then got him rehired, and made Mel Gibson $600 million, and then lost him his Hollywood career, and made half the world want to canonize Roman Polanski with the other half wanting him castrated — these are the same social causes propelling the embarrassingly awful horribleness of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, into an 76% fresh rating from the shameless, agenda-driven critics at RottenTomatoes.com, and setting so many Christian leaders and critics into shilling for the same. Please, stop the madness. It is astounding to me how Christians can be lured into a defense of the indefensible because they are so afraid of the charge of “unreasonablenes.” Trying so hard to be nice, we end up being patsies for people who have no other agenda than to make money off of us.

 

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Here is a short list of some of the stupid story problems in Nooah: (Is it possible to spoil a rotten thing? Well, be warned anyway…)

 

- Some of the angels felt compassion for Adam and Eve. God was so petulant and wrathful that he turned those angels into rock people. Then, human beings killed most of the rock people somehow. So, the rock people hate humans. But they take a hankering to Noah for no reason and build the ark for him.

 

- We say in screenwriting that the most cliched way to try to establish sympathy for the main character is to show him or her being nice to a sick child or an animal. Well, this hawkish piece has Noah doing both. But his gentleness to the missing-link dog is undermined when he pulls the arrow out of its flank and then stabs to death three humans. His adoption of the sick girl is undermined later when he tries to stab her infant daughters.

 

- Noah is a completely unsympathetic character. Somewhere in the beginning of the third act when he as in a knife fight with the raw rat eating guy, I asked my friend, “Is it wrong of me to want Noah to die?” When the audience is rooting for the main character to die (so he can’t kill his infant grandchildren), the filmmaker is deep, deep in the “film as disaster” end zone.

 

- Noah chides his son for ending the life of a teeny wildflower. And then he cuts down an entire forest to build his ark.

 

To be continued at link

 

patheos.com

 



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I think there were some rather major matters that were changed.

The character of Noah understood some of what God was telling him, but either missed a major aspect, or God was portrayed as pretty bad. If you know the story, you'll know that it was Noah misunderstanding God. However, if you don't know the story, it can come across like God wants to end humanity and Noah stops that.

The portrayal of 'watchers' which perhaps some background in the nephilim was also very questionable. I know some will say this is opening up people for the return of the nephilim. I don't believe that, but I understand why some would see that.

While it has some big hollywood effects, I'm not sure the story was that great for those who know the original story well. The story is changed to create lots of tension, so if you like the tension of hollywood films, you'll enjoy it.



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The guy who produced the movie is an atheist, so it is not surprising what you end up with - every mention of God was dutifully avoided. Most of the time Hollywood comes out with junk about the Bible and then wonders why we don't want to go see it; if they came out with something that was actually from the Bible, directly and not changed, they would end up with success, like the Passion of the Christ. Imagine giving Courageous, or any of the Kendricks' Brothers movies big budgets - they'd get big results.



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I haven't seen this movie yet, i'm one that likes to make up my own mind,

I find {{Chal's}}}} Review quite interesting,,,,fair and balanced.

 

After I actually SEE the movie, i'll add my 2 cent's.

I don't think i can actually fairly rate this movie UNTIL AFTER I've actually SEEN it.

 

I Remember, after the mini-seies "JESUS OF NAZARETH" came out, Robert PowellWho played the part of JESUS,did an interview, where he remember's, that the entire cast and crew ,wouldn't swear, out of reverence for OUR LORD,,,Not Robert Powell....

 I also remember the out cry against the mini-series and Robert Powell as well,AS Robert Powell was not a born again Christian.....

HE was a man playing a part....

 

http://en.wikipedia....th_(miniseries)

 

~~~MISS~~~






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