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The movie 'Noah' misses the boat when compared to the Bible

The movie 'Noah' misses the boat when compared to the Bible
The movie 'Noah' misses the boat when compared to the Bible
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According to the Huffington Post on March 31, Darren Aronofsky's new $100 million film "Noah" was released last Friday in 3,936 theaters to a huge wave of media attention.

Google News lists over 1,400 stories about the film, and the internet movie database lists 2,217 articles.

The movie had an impressive opening day of an estimated $44 million in ticket sales.

Even before the movie was released, there were negative comments about it mainly because it is not according to the biblical account.

The movie is being condemned in many conservative Christian circles and has been banned in Indonesia, the largest Muslim country, as well as Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE. In the United States, some Christians object strongly to the film because they find the portrayal of the movie is "unfaithful" to the Bible.

The epic biblical-inspired fantasy film was directed by Darren Aronofsky, written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel, and loosely based on the story of Noah and the ark. Russell Crowe has the starring role as Noah.

Some of the complaints against the movie.

There are no rock monsters in the Bible as portrayed in the movie.

In the Bible, God spoke directly to Noah and told him exactly what to do. In the movie, Noah had to guess what God wanted him to do.

In the Bible, all three sons had wives. That would account for the eight people who were saved by being in the ark according to the Bible.

In the Bible, there were no stow-aways in the ark.

In the Bible, Noah was a righteous man. That's why God chose him to build the ark. In the movie, Noah tried to kill his grandchildren. There were no grandchildren in the Bible.

While the movie was entertainment to many, Christians should not turn to Hollywood for theological truth. If so, they don't get the truth from movies like "Noah" because they don't usually stick to the biblical narrative.