posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 11:26 PM
It's not easy to adapt the Noah narrative into a full length movie, so I don't blame Aronofsky for the "filler" scenes that lie in between nodes
Overall though, the movie fulfills its purposes both by hitting theatres at a time where cultural regeneration and social renewal are the only way
that we will overcome the tides of corruption that infect our civilization.
Now, on to the scene that this thread wishes to discuss. When Noah, his wife and his 3 sons and daughter in law settle down in the boat, Noah proceeds
to delineate the mythological history as known by the ancient Hebrews. Aronofsky truly made this scene worth watching by giving the allegory of
Genesis 1 a scientific basis, alluding to the intuitive wisdom that the ancients had of how the cosmos was formed. From the void, where creation
began, Araonfsky showed images of the emerging universe, from the big bang, the expansion of space and time from exploding stars, the beginning of the
the planet earth when everything was still formless and chaotic. And then he outlines the process of biological evolution. How the waters served as
the source of growth. Prokaryotes, to Eukaryotes, to algae, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and then man.
As he reaches man, he honors the essence of Biblical thought that man truly did (and does) represent a unique entity in the fabric of creation. Adam
and Eve walk about as beings of light, beings capable of reflecting upon and internalizing in an objective way the facticity of existence. Being who
alone know what it means to IN a universe - Beings who sense ontologically.
I thought this scene was incredibly profound, and frankly, the whole movie was worth that one scene. I found myself absolutely spellbound by that
scene, as well a few others at the beginning and at the end.