Husband/Wife Movie Review
Here are some of my favorite theological themes and truths the movie Noah communicated:
1. There is one creator of heaven and earth who made all things by His power and might and should be worshipped by humanity.2. Mankind sinned in the garden of eden, a perfect place where God, man and animal communed together in a perfect world. Man sinned by disobeying God and sin entered through our disobedience.3. The creator is loving and merciful yet also is holy and the righteous judge of mankind who hates unrighteousness.
4. Sin is in every man, even those who live righteously (Noah).
5. Man deserves God’s judgment but also provides a way out of that judgment.
After reading John's movie review all I wanted to type was DITTO. But here's a more wordy answer:
First of all, I do not understand what the "stink" about the movie is?It's a movie about Noah made in Hollywood by an atheist. Did Christians think it was going to be a totally accurate portrayal of the Bible? And why would Christians not want to see a movie that was inspired by the bible and may have used some creative licensing...the bible does not tell us everything that happened in the story of Noah. Some things are left unsaid.
The director (I watched an interview on Friday with him) wanted to make this movie since he was 13 years old. How cool is that? He has been wanting to make a movie about Noah since he was 13 and was able to reach that goal and have Russell Crowe star in the movie as Noah...AMAZING!
As a believer, I was so excited that this movie was out and even put into the theaters! I see movies like this as an opportunity to talk about God even more to all my friends. Isn't that what we are told to do in Matthew 28?
The movie was beautifully done and it was SO COOL to see the ark! (The Director used the actual cubits and sizing from the Bible) It was AMAZING to see the animals on the ark. The whole movie is about how God loved man, and how wicked man got, and how God had to punish that sin because he is holy. Ummm, that is all biblical.
Throughout the movie I just kept marveling at the directors imagination and at God's workmanship of the earth. And the common theme that is so prevalent in my every day life that rang true throughout the whole movie: God always provides.Noah was constantly amazed at how God always provided all along the way as he built the ark and how God preserved his life and his family's life on the ark. This was all portrayed clearly in the movie and beautifully done.
Should young children see this movie?
I would not allow my children to see this movie because of the violence portrayed and the wickedness of man. I can read them the story in the Bible and leave it at that. But when my children are teenagers and can see past black and white issues and not take everything literally because the director used creative license...absolutely I would let them see it. And I would love to talk and dialogue with them about it and answer any questions they may have. As parents we need to talk to our kids, explain things to our kids, and teach them how to differentiate between real and Hollywood.
The movie made we want to re-read the account of Noah in Genesis 5
I am confident in my faith and the integrity of the Bible that I could see this movie and see past the creative licenses. I totally enjoyed the movie and I am so excited for the conversations I can now have with friends who have seen it. Any movie that makes me want to dig deeper, read the Bible more, and love my God and marvel at his love and provision for mankind, is a great movie to watch in my opinion, plus I got to see it with a really handsome guy whom I love dearly.