“Noah” Hits Movie Theatres Tonight But has Already Sparked Controversy
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (WHNT) – Tonight, March 28th, the movie “Noah”, based on one of the best-known stories from the Bible, hits the big-screen featuring an all-star cast.
Russell Crowe plays the role of Noah, the prophet chosen by God to re-start the world following a disastrous flood.
But the $130-million dollar high-tech movie is already creating controversy, partly, because it tries to strike a balance between science and religion.
The director says he looked carefully at what is written in the Old Testament, and tried to create an on-screen setting where miracles could take place.
The Washington Post reports “Noah”, rated PG-13, has been banned in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Bahrain because of how it depicts a prophet.
Also, the National Religious Broadcasters threatened to boycott the film unless Paramount, the film’s distributor and co-financier with New Regency, issued a disclaimer that the movie isn’t a literal interpretation of the Genesis story.