I have some comments on the upcoming Noah film (March 28 release date). The director had this to say at the world premier in Mexico City.
“It’s a very, very different movie,” director Darren Aronofsky told the crowd adding, “Anything you’re expecting, you’re f—ing wrong.”
Also, I have some comments on the new Fox Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey show. It launched on Sunday night. The host astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson had this to say.
“Enlightened religious people don’t use the Bible as a textbook.”
Both endeavors bring a crude image to mind, a constipated person sitting on a toilet straining and suffering. Then when the person lets out a big sigh of relief, he or she realizes what was brought forth is only worthy of being flushed into oblivion.
For the movie Noah, as I have said before here, it will end in box office failure because people who believe in the Bible will reject anything that attacks their faith (directly or indirectly). I’ve heard that macro evolution is presented as being the way God created everything, but there is supposed to be some kind of difference between that and human creation in the film. We’ll have to see how big the “difference” is when the film is released. I’ll probably go see it just so I can write a review and save you all some money and a trip.
Again, to film makers and studios in the future, I’m happy to be hired as a consultant/advisor for future projects. Heck, I’d be happy to oversee an entire series of films based on the Bible and other related programming. We’d make money hand-over-fist. :-)
As to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s comment concerning enlightened religious people and the Cosmos show I have a comment to make. Enlightened scientists know the difference between real science (testable and observable) and speculative philosophy/fictional history. Enlightened scientists don’t use philosophy as a science textbook.
*eye roll at Noah and Cosmos*
3/17/14 Update: Cosmos dropped 10% in its second week according to this article here, and it was already doing terrible in ratings.
“So Noah, with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives, went into the ark because of the waters of the flood” (Genesis 7:7).
I’ve heard that two of Noah’s sons don’t have wives in the film. If they can’t even get that right, what is the point of making a movie from the Biblical story? So disappointing.
TH30PH1LUS writes (from this article’s comments here)
“I know an individual in the film industry who is a believer who saw this film in a pre-screening. This person is open-minded regarding films taking license with stories, but said this movie “Noah” is a slap in the face to all who accept the Bible as God’s Word.
They go way over the line. Stone Giants help Noah build the ark in order to do penance with God? God & Noah determine that mankind should go extinct so the earth can revert to a more natural balance (ala the tv show “life after people”)? I understand there is no mention of the central point of Noah and his sons and their wives rebooting the human race, and the whole thing is turned into an Al Gore environmental rant.
This cannot be called a “Biblical movie” if it replaces God’s moral values with something else.”