There has been a lot of talk about the movie ‘Noah’. Most of the talk is about how the movie doesn’t accurately tell the story, or twists the story.
After watching the movie, I came home and read the story of Noah in the Bible. Had they made a movie on what is in the Bible, the movie would have likely been about 15 minutes long. The story of Noah starts in Genesis 6 and by the time we reach Genesis 9, the flood is overwith and God is confirming his covenant with Noah.
So, clearly creative expression had to be taken. Behind every movie there is always a writer, who tells a story. This movie is loosely based on the story in the Bible. BUT, it stays close enough to the biblical story, that it doesn’t feel completely fabricated.
Now here are a few things I want to point out.
The director of this film is a self proclaimed Atheist.
In the movie there are giant rock creatures that are called “The Watchers”. According to the movie, The Watchers were originally entities of Light that watched over the Garden of Eden and were cast upon Earth as a punishment for not preventing Eve from eating from the forbidden tree.
The movie shows Shem as the only son with a wife, when according to the Bible, Shem, Ham and Japheth all had wives.
Emma Watson’s character Ila never existed in the Bible, at least her story wasn’t written about.
Tubal-Cain never got onto the Ark, and Noah never killed him.
According to the Bible, Noah never took his family on a long journey to find Methuselah to sort out the visions of flooding and death, which on this Journey in the movie is when Noah finds Ila the future wife of Shem.
I will stop here, because I don’t want to ruin the movie for anybody. You have to go into this movie with an open frame of mind, the biblical story isn’t long enough and doesn’t contain enough details to create a 2 hour film. The film is inspired by the biblical story, and shouldn’t be taken as a factual story of true events.
So please, stop going on and on about it, and just enjoy an amazing movie!