“Noah” Hits Movie Theatres Tonight But has Already Sparked Controversy

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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.

24 comments

  • j.mck

    Really? Banning a movie because how it depicts a prophet? Each and every person interprets the Bible and it’s teachings on how they understand it. There are so many versions of the Bible that I’ve lost count. Religion is individualized, how you choose to believe. Keep an open mind, this is just a person’s interpretation of the story. Who said you had to believe it and it is truth?

    • ivy

      If you are a believer do not go see the movie Noah. It is pure blasphemy. I went with an open mind, thinking there would be a few things Hollywood got wrong. The movie is demonically inspired. The move starts out with fallen angels helping Noah build the ark, they then the fallen angels ascend to heaven. I walked out of the movie when Noah was about to kill his daughter in law. There is so much more, this is a movie along the same lines as the last temptation of Christ. For those of us who dearly love our Father in Heaven; this movie is not for us.

      • j.mck

        Yes I am familiar with Islam… I was referring to the NRB. Should have said boycotting instead of ban. But I still have an open mind and an open heart. I don’t judge people but do believe they will be judged at the gates by our maker. Just don’t understand why people just can’t get along. It’s a movie… I’m sure there is fine print that says for entertainment purposes only…

        But do keep in mind that there are Islamics and there are Islamic Radicals.. I have a few friends who practice the Islamic faith and they plan on seeing the movie… Doesn’t mean they have to agree… Like I said..Entertainment purposes only… Let’s go watch Bruce Almighty…

    • Terry Le Dactyl

      j.mck, I also think your comment was beautifully stated. :)

      A truly “good person” of any faith loves all people and would never condemn another human for their personal beliefs. I have friends who are Atheist, Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish…the list goes on. Each one of them are genuinely kind, forgiving and absolutely beautiful people.

      Inevitably, the topic of religion causes some “religious people” to exhibit such evil thinking, hateful behavior. Wow…what sad, hurtful and absurd qualities these people promote.

      Who are these people? Where is the love, respect and kindness? Why do these types of religious people think they are better than others? These types of religious pious frauds are hypocritical, always judging and putting themselves above others. They only hurt…they sadden and wound good people.

      A “true” spiritual human graciously shakes the hand of all…and yes, even the hands of falsely disguised religious people.

    • Nicole Williams

      I want my money back. As a Christian it was torchure sitting through this fabrication of a Holy Bible event that changed the lives of mankind. What a bastardization of biblical facts. Lucifer himself must have directly inspired the writter and director of this movie. What other reason could there be for depicting fallen angels as heroes helping Noah? This is absurd! The bible clearly states that God had to intervene because of the wickedness on the earth and because of the fallen angels that began interbreeding with humans. What on earth was that movie about!!! Certainly not depicting any biblical truth whatsoever. It was all DECEPTION!!! Hated this movie. I want my money back!!!

  • JP

    Really a twisted and distorted version of someone’s poor interpretation of the truth. Oh yeah, I’m a Christian. Saw the movie last night at an IMAX and found it to be on a parallel with Spiderman. Very violent and not worth wasting good money to see. Left the theater disappointed.

  • L Clay

    Why do online comment boards bring out such
    incivility? Is it so hard to have a differing opinion without
    resorting to insults and name calling?

  • ivy

    If you are a believer do not go see the movie Noah. It is pure blasphemy. I went with an open mind, thinking there would be a few things Hollywood got wrong. The movie is demonically inspired. The move starts out with fallen angels helping Noah build the ark, they then the fallen angels ascend to heaven. I walked out of the movie when Noah was about to kill his daughter in law. There is so much more, this is a movie along the same lines as the last temptation of Christ. For those of us who dearly love our Father in Heaven; this movie is not for us.

  • JB

    First the TV series shows satan and he resembles Obama and they have to apologize for it, now NOAH Hits theatres and they have to do more of the same, not to mention the above mentioned are Islamic States as previously mentioned. Seems there is a major power at work trying to downplay Biblical Events. I wonder WHEN the skies part and the Trumpets blow will the media try and downplay it or make our Lord apologize? HA HA HA HA I can’t wait, personally this country alone has become something that I don’t even recognize anymore

  • Believer Believer

    If you are a believer do not go see the movie Noah. It is pure blasphemy. I went with an open mind last night, thinking there would be a few things Hollywood got wrong. The movie is demonically inspired. The move starts out with fallen angels helping Noah build the ark, they then the fallen angels ascend to heaven. I walked out of the movie when Noah was about to kill his daughter in law. There is so much more, this is a movie along the same lines as the last temptation of Christ. For those of us who dearly love our Father in Heaven; this movie is not for us. I had to read the first 10 chapters of Genesis, before I could go to sleep last night.

  • Christian

    It is interesting that the Bible says those who perished in the flood KNEW NOT until destruction was upon them. They sincerely didn’t believe Noah’s message of coming judgment and doom. The rich man KNEW NOT until he awoke in the fires of Hell. The people laughed and mocked at Noah, just as fools laugh and mock at the Bible today. Many people alive today will not wake up until they are burning in Hell with the rich man, because they refused to listen to the Bible.

  • Jacob Greenwood (@JacobGreenwood8)

    Darren, why is Noah a vegetarian? Seems kind of silly to me. God gave man dominion over flora and fauna. Humans are omnivores.

    Noah (a recorded toolmaker.) and family were farmers and built the ark to preserve and continue life. They worshiped Elohim (The God who has no name and fills all space and time) If anything, Noah should have killed sociopathic Ham, after the flood, not his unborn grandchild on an ark where nobody was pregnant.

    Aronofsky should be reassured Noah existed and his sons and their descendants be traced through Chronicles in the Bible and archaeology to people and places today. In 2002, Holocaust survivors asked an artist to “Find Noah”, and in three internet days, he found all the grandchildren and where they lived. Why are the 7 Noahide laws, for Jews and Gentiles alike, still the basis for law on earth? I don’t think Darren knows, but he WANTS to know.

    Please experience…. http://www.NoahIsReal.com , a four part interactive essay where Noah’s descendants are traced through architecture, art history and the 3 style of hats, each son of Noah’s families wore (each had their own head covering style), the meteor that struck earth in 3123 bce and “messed things up” until this day…and more

  • Mars Hill

    I decided to make my own Noah movie–special effects and faithfulness to scripture–unbeatable. I prefer this 3 minute Noah movie with plenty of scriptural support:

  • Michael Gorst

    Noah carried out a preaching work to warn people of the coming flood. They could have entered into the ark along with noah and his family but unfortunately they took no note. They continued to live as they always had done, even mocking poor noah in the process. The human race had had enough time to decide for themselves whether they wanted to follow the true god or not. This is clearly written in the genesis account. I encourage all of you to re read this account in your own bible, and then compare this to the movie. You can draw your own conclusion. It would be good if we can think of how this might also apply to us today.
    All the best

  • BamnJLaw aka Jeff from the Airport

    For the die hard and those less than die hard bible believers…If the Bible is the only document you’ve read-then read it again if you are calling the Bible “fact”. Read writings older than the Bible because the Bible says you need 2 or more witnesses before you can believe any accusation. So read writings from the Babylonian period all the way through Socrates, until then, you are “unlearned” and can not, should not defend something without doing the research first

    Civilization before the Biblical stories had Angels, and floods and Super humans-Signs in heaven and beneath the earth. Read up on other religion origins and Science and then put the entire puzzle together and you will have a “Real Religious Moment” unlike any other

    I consider myself of the Pentecostal Apostolic Faith-you may have to look that one up, so you’ll know it’s Christian. My experience uses everything created to understand the Who, the What, the Where, the Why, and sometimes the How. “Seek and you shall find” I will see the movie this weekend.

  • BamnJLaw aka Jeff from the Airport

    P>S I’m not saying that the Pentecostal Apostolic Faith does what I wrote above and that they are a superior sect of Christianity but the contrary in that they need to do more-MY experiences uses everything and not just the Bible for separating Fact, from myth, from Scientific. I do believe “He gave some Prophets, Paster, Preacher, Evangelist, AND TEACHERS….I’m not shouting…Wishing you Godspeed.

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