March 22nd, 2014 10:24 EST
Review of the Film Noah: It's an Abomination of Biblical Proportions! Video!
Genesis 1: 1
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
You don`t have to be a Christian fundamentalist or a Bible scholar to be familiar with the opening verse of Scripture.
We know there`s something rotten in Denmark or in Hollywood when the director of Noah, Darren Aronofsky, begins his movie by revising and altering Genesis 1:1 to read: In the beginning there was nothing.
Right off the bat we are warned that Aronofsky`s version of the flood will enrage Christian evangelicals, Muslims, Jews, and even agonists and atheists who place a high premium on truth.
Noah hasn`t opened yet, and I haven`t seen an advance screening of the film, but I know enough about this abomination to warn my readers to stay away from this fabricated fantasy.
The word " God" has been banished from the screenplay, although the word "Creator" is uttered several times, and at one point Noah rages at an entity he calls The Creator. God only knows who Noah was referring to: Al Gore? The director?
God is an integral character in the Biblical account of the flood, banishing God from Noah is like omitting Moby Dick from a film based on the novel. I don`t care if the director is a Christian or an atheist; it`s patently ridiculous not to make the deity the central focus of Noah.
The tale of Noah is an archetypal tale of man`s relationship to God: If there`s a God what does he expect from us and how do we please him? Is he pleased with the society that we have created, or are we a heartbeat from facing his wrath. You don`t have to be a Biblical literalist or even religious to appreciate a story based on this concept. Even atheists and secularists realize that a good chunk of humanity is preoccupied with this dilemma, and wouldn`t mind sitting through a more realistic version of Noah.
Aronofsky has completely transformed the Biblical account of the flood into a screed against ecological disaster (Global Warming.) The screenwriters are listed as the director himself and Ari Handel, is Handel a pseudonym for Al Gore?
Al Gore and fundamentalist environmentalists who have replaced Christianity with a Gaia-based faith system will love Noah, but regular folks, whether they are Christians, Muslims, Jews, or Atheists will hate it.
I won`t waste my time writing a review of Noah after it`s been released: A word to the wise...