‘Noah’: To See or Not to See

‘Noah’: To See or Not to See March 6, 2014

by Galen Dalrymple

The movie, Noah, is scheduled to be released nationwide on March 28. It has already generated a great deal of controversy among both Christians and non-Christians. Panned (in advance) by some as being unfaithful to the Biblical narrative, Paramount Pictures has released this statement to accompany the film: “The film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values, and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide. The biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis.” 

The movie, though not yet released, has also generated ire among Muslims, with Egypt’s top Islamic body pressing for the movie to be banned: “Portraying a prophet “contradicts the stature of prophets and messengers… and antagonises the faithful…” claimed Egypt’s Al-Azhar Institute.

Regardless of one’s position on the merits of the movie and its adherence to the Biblical story, the movie features an excellent cast that includes Russell Crowe in the title role, Jennifer Connolly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins.  This clip from the movie and how it was made promises theater-goers an eye-popping, striking visual feast:

Note the disclaimer at the end.  What do you think?  Will you go to the theaters to see it?  I will.

Galen Dalrymple works for Medical Ambassadors International as the Field Curriculum Coordinator and lives in Northern California with his wife, Laurel, and yellow lab, Lucy. His passions are his family, photography, travel, and doing what he can to alleviate suffering and injustice as a call from Jesus.  



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  • Kullervo

    Definitely going to see it.

  • Not.

    Ice layers in Greenland and Antarctica date back at least 40,000 years. Humans have inhabited North America for at least 17,000 years. Those aren’t the only problems.

    Problems with a Global Flood

    P.S. Making a box that stands on land and one that can take waves is two different tasks. Crowe’s failboat of matchsticks wouldn’t have lasted floating for more than 2 minutes.


  • I have no more qualms about seeing “Noah” than I did about seeing “Clash of the Titans.” It’s a cinematic re-interpretation of a mythological tale, one of the oldest in existence. I’ll see it and I’ll enjoy it.

  • Zeke

    Meh. I won’t go see it, but hopefully a few young evangelicals who haven’t had their natural curiosity about human history indoctrinated out of them will, and think to themselves “hey, wait a minute…..”