Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Noah 2014

Noah 2014

-finally watched this biblically inspired film

-directed by Darren Aronofsky and based loosely on the story of Noah's Ark

It stars Russell Crowe as Noah, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Anthony Hopkins ( Methuselah)

I didn't really feel the early part of the film but I liked the latter parts, it did make me research a few biblical stuff too

It was critically acclaimed and a commercial success


Aronofsky had to work with only a few Bible chapters so there was a lot of improvisation ( which sparked controversy among some of the religious )

For example:

That 'thing' in pix 4 is called a Watcher- They are fallen angels confined on Earth as stone golems (nephilim) for helping humans banished from the Garden of Eden. They also helped Noah & his family built the Ark in pix 2

8 people were mentioned in the Bible as being in that Ark -Noah, his wife, their 3 sons ( Shem, Ham & Japhet) and wives. This isn't so in the flick

Pix 5- is Tubal-Cain ( Ray Winstone) ( go figure who that is in religious texts )

The film was banned in Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and Indonesia prior to its release because it is seen by the governments of those countries as contradicting the teachings of Islam

Ham saw his Dad's nakedness & was cursed. You'd not believe the volumes of religious writings on what 'saw his nakedness' means

By the way, blacks are supposed to be descendants of Ham



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