Noah the movie – what a disaster! In my last post, I encouraged my readers to support the Christian and Biblical movies that are in/or coming to the theaters this spring. However, after seeing Noah, it doesn’t fall into either of those categories.
Let me explain:
When the movie first started, I thought I was watching a trailer for another movie that I wasn’t there to see. And every time I think of the film, the only word that comes to my mind is “disaster”.
There were more deviations from the Bible than there are accuracies – so whose report will you believe? And trust me, there are spoilers here, but I’m also not encouraging anyone to see this movie.
- The Bible says that Lamech, Noah’s father, was 182 years old when Noah was born, and after that, he lived an additional 595 years for a total of 777 years. (Yes, they lived a long time back in those days! 🙂 ). However, in the movie, it shows Noah’s father being murdered while a young Noah, around twelve or thirteen years old sees it all. TOTALLY UNSCRIPTUAL.
- The Bible says that Noah had three sons; Shem, Ham and Japheth – and all of his sons had their own wife who went into the ark with them. This didn’t happen in the movie. As a matter of fact, his middle son, Ham, becomes very angry with his father in the movie, because Noah was supposed to find him a wife before the flood, but didn’t do so. TOTALLY UNSCRIPTUAL.
- The Bible says that Noah, his wife, their three sons and their wives, along with a male and female of each of the animals went into the ark and the Lord shut them all in. But not in the movie! The movie has Noah, his wife, their three sons and a young lady who (I think) was married to Noah’s oldest son, and the animals went into the ark — OH! And there was an evil stow-away who broke a hole into the ark so that he can come along for the ride too. TOTALLY UNSCRIPTUAL.
- The Bible says that Noah’s three sons and their wives are to repopulate the entire earth. However, in the movie, Noah tells his family that mankind will END with his youngest son. TOTALLY UNSCRIPTUAL.
- They never referred to God as God, just as the Creator.
- In the movie, God and Noah don’t communicate with each other. Noah gets his updates from God in a dream. If you read the REAL story of Noah in Genesis 5-9 in the Bible, you’ll see that God spoke directly to Noah on several occasions. And in Genesis 9:8-9, He speaks directly to Noah and his sons.
- And what’s with the rock giants, called “the Watchers” in the movie?? This is another deviation from Bible, where Genesis 6 tells us about the giants in the land. However, the Bible describes them as giant men, not rock creatures that look like transformers from a Flintstones cartoon.
- And there were yet, even more, inaccuracies in addition to the ones that I’ve listed here.
Noah the movie was incredibly disappointing and misleading. I’ve seen a few different trailers for the movie before it came out, and none of their blatant lies, that they call artistic expressions, were ever made known in the trailers or commercials. You don’t know that the movie is incredibly unbiblical until it opened in theaters and you went to see it, as I did.
However, I saw the movie, so that you don’t have to. I’d like to encourage you to use your time and money on real Christian movies that will bless your soul, not insult your beliefs. Take my word for it – and just say No to the Noah movie.
I do believe that God can turn anything that the devil meant for evil around for good. And I’m hearing that more people are opening their Bibles after seeing this movie to see what actually happened. It’s a wonderful thing when people turn to the Word of God for their source.