4.08.2014

Noah - Movie Review


i'm sure i'll edit what i'm about to type.. well maybe not.. isn't blogging all about being open and writing how you feel?

anyways i've heard a lot about the movie Noah and read a lot of reviews about it. as a christian i am so excited to support movies that have a biblical background and really wanted to see it. i attended a hillsong united concert back in November and they had showed us the trailer. Hillsong [a mega church in Australia] has close doctrine to what i would believe so i wanted to give this movie a try. i am embarrassed to type this out now but i've been so excited since November waiting to see this film.

within the first five minutes of the movie i wanted to walk out. it was that bad. the movie Noah has nothing to do with the bible story of Noah at all. what is even worse is this movie slanders God multiple times. one leaves the theatre believing God wants to kill newborn babies and has no hope rather than showing God's ultimate plan and authority in bringing a world back to Him.

the biblical characters weren't even correct.  all one would have to do is pick up a bible and you would find the characters to use. Yes, Noah had three sons but they had wives and children that went on the ark. So much time was spent on the sons not having anyone to marry and how God was going to wipe out humanity including Noah's line so there was just creation and innocent animals. Mark (my husband) was beyond furious too. We kept looking at each other throughout the painful two hours and twenty minutes in disbelief. How could this be so far from the truth? it was almost laughable that we were watching something so untrue.

how could someone mess it up so bad? Halfway through I told Mark to just look at it as a Hollywood movie with no resemblance at all to it ever being a bible story… but even then.. the plot line was terrible and we couldn't get over the fact how twisted a plot line this could be.

sure it seems like i'm hating here.. and i admit i am.. but i haven't even mentioned that there was transformer like figures that helped Noah build the ark and originally came to earth to help Adam and Eve. i'm sorry. but God has never and will never need our help… especially not from transformer like creatures who in the end were "taken back to the creator in a light show up into the sky." really? URG!

i am embarrassed to have watched this movie and wasted one of my only evenings off, however i am thankful that i am able to form my own opinion on the film. i really believe that before one can talk (or in my case rant) about a film, project, book etc they need to read/experience it.

in conclusion this is what went wrong: they mixed in evolution and creation, had transformers who built the ark, didn't have the characters correct, never mentioned God once, fate was up to man, Noah proclaimed that "the creator" wanted to destroy humans too and was going to kill the first born. Another man that wasn't apart of Noah's family (the king from the line of Cain) got into the ark and lived with the animals, the grandfather had weird supernatural powers that were so wrong, they adopted an orphan girl, there was a war to get onto the ark and Noah said he wasn't coming onto the ark but was going to die outside, and above all this movie didn't glorify God once but did the opposite - slandered His perfect and Holy name.

i encourage you to read the real story of Noah found in Genesis 5-10. and if you've seen the movie i actually beg you to read Genesis. please.

i am embarrassed that this movie has any connection to the bible. i so wish they didn't call it Noah or try to create this in Hollywood.

my heart hurts for people who don't know Jesus to have watched that movie. what an awful thing to think that this story is in the bible. i wish i could sit down and talk to every person who watched this movie and tell them the real thing - show them proof rather than a slanderous and just awful plot line.

i have to remind myself in such a corrupt world that there is truth and that truth is only found in God's word.

have you seen the movie? what are your thoughts about this film?

ps. i didn't edit. just pressing publish now!

4 comments:

  1. I agree totally, Maddie! I haven't seen the movie, but I have done a bit of research. Since I am teaching through Genesis on Sunday mornings, and we are in the Noah narrative currently, I wanted to have an answer for my class. Kris and I watched this panel discussion and found it really helpful:
    http://www.answersingenesis.org/creation-debate
    I thought you might be interested (it's not 2 hours long... the part about the Noah movie is only the first 40 mins or so). So disappointing that the move was not only not biblical, which is almost to be expected, but was anti-biblical with themes of evolution, environmentalism and humanism. Thanks for your thoughts here!

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  2. Thanks so much Shannon! Will def. check this out:)

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  3. I totally agree with you. I saw it and was in shock. My friend kept making fun of it by saying, "So where in the Bible is this". Instead of getting mad... we laughed it off. I feel so bad for the lost, who have seen this and are even more confused. One guy threw up his hands and left once the rocks came. Hollywood and The Bible doesn't mix. They just need to realize that the bible doesn't need anything added to it. SMH (Its full of action, drama, thrill, love, peace, and forgiveness)

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  4. wow how sad that they did this! Thanks for the review, I will not waste my time and money on it now. yes, most ppl who aren't Christians will see it and it will have such a negative influence. Bad, very bad.

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