posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 12:24 PM
It's a movie. Big deal. It does not reflect reality. Neither does the Biblical story of Noah. That's as fanciful as the movie; it's just written in
text instead of film. BOTH have agendas and both have roughly the same message. In the Bible God kills everyone but Noah and his crew because people
were so evil. In the movie the "Earth" kills everyone but Noah and his crew because people have "caused an environmental disaster." They are both
politically correct for their times.
The Biblical story is very old mythology that recounts a flood in ancient times, similar to lots of mythological flood stories around the world. It
probably reflects a real "flood" along the seacoast, but it did not cover the earth and it did not kill everyone but Noah, who is unlikely to have
existed at all. If Noah DID exist, he grabbed some chickens and goats and ran onto the nearest fishing boat to escape the rising water. The idea that
all species were on the ark is fanciful nonsense. The idea that "God did it" is human interpretation of rising sea water caused by melting ice. It
wasn't mysterious at all, if it happened at all.
The movie is typical Hollywood leftist propaganda, but hey! It's a great adventure story, too! It doesn't follow the fanciful Biblical script, but
no movie ever does. Both are fiction anyway. Watch any movie derived from a novel and note the many differences. Crichton's excellent book
"Timeline" was made into an awful movie that changed the characters and the story. "Jaws" changed who survived in Peter Benchley's book of the
same name. The series "Lovejoy" on BBC cuts out all the affairs in the books to make it palatable for TV, but then, it's an old series that could
have left them in today. In all the Robin Hood movies the directors can't seem to decide whether King Richard lived to return to England or died in
France on the way back. Throughout the film-making industry source material is used for inspiration, but rarely must directors blindly follow the
script of the book.
Objections that "Noah" is "not authentic" are touted largely by OCD fundamentalists under the delusion that the Bible is the actual Word of God.
They're likely reincarnated monks who worked in a Scriptorium making illustrated copies of the Bible their whole lives. For them to say "Noah" is
"fantasy" is worth a good laugh. So go to the movie and enjoy it, gritting your teeth at the parts you can't fathom, or don't go. Nobody cares but
the Box Office, and the Box Office Has Spoken with $44 million on the first weekend, which makes it on target for the biggest movie of the year. It's
just a movie. It's fictional entertainment. At least they're honest about it.