My husband and I decided to see the movie entitled, “Noah.” I want to say, for the record, the movie was ONLY inspired by the story of Noah in the Bible. It was entertaining, but NOT biblically accurate. Clearly being biblically accurate was NOT the intent of the writers and director. In fact if I had to rate the movie, I would rate it at 80% fictional and 20% factual.
It would be a good idea to first re-read the story of Noah and the Ark – chapters 6-10 of Genesis to get an accurate picture of just how the story went especially if you will be bringing your children to it.
I will say that the movie is action packed with great sound effects and is a cross between a Mad Max movie with Mel Gibson, the movie Galaxy Quest (talking rocks scene) with Timothy Allen Dick and the movie Evan Almighty with Steve Carrell along with scenes giving the illusion of being a part of the dark ages where barbarians thirsted for world dominance – all of these wrapped into one film entitled, “Noah.”
As a person who writes plays and skits, it is necessary to use some creative license to keep your audiences engaged in the plot, in other words some fictional writing is crucial. However, we have to be careful that we don’t misguide our audience on the main message for that is the definition of heresy (promoting false teaching).
Lastly, if I were to be so lucky to have my blog be seen by Roma Downey and husband, Mark Burnett (directors of “the Bible Miniseries” and just released, “Son of God”) I would say this, “We’ve seen what you can do. There is no doubt in my mind that you could put together a suspense plot, sprinkled with a love story, filled with action packed scenes with great sound effects and produce another blockbuster experience for us all that is biblically accurate. Hope you guys are working on it now.”
I am planning to do another review so to not give away details of the movie since it is fairly new to the theaters. I will accompany a study and answer guide that may be helpful in group discussions.
Did you see “Noah”? If so, identify the facts from the fiction. And identify the areas you thought the movie did a good job portraying.