I was excited to see the new 2014 movie, Noah. Despite hearing tons of people upset at the movie, I figured the director took license to “inspired” by the biblical tale of Noah. I could be ‘inspired’ by a lot of things, but that doesn’t mean the outcome will be wonderful.
The acting was decent and the special effects cool. However, I don’t know there was just something missing.
What I liked:
- Special Effects
- A reasonable explanation on why Ham (one of Noah’s son’s humiliates his father later according to the bible)
What I didn’t like:
- Noah portrayed as uncaring of/for anyone but his family (and even that is sketchy)
- That rather than acknowledge God providing for Noah’s sons in a miracle, Noah tries to destroy it
- If all the animals were asleep on the boat – put into a deep slumber by God – then why did he need man? In the Noah movie, its reasoned that Noah and his family are there to help the animals and when the youngest son dies, that will be it and the end of humans. By why even keep them alive if the animals are sleeping? God could keep them in their ‘coma’ like state, wipe out mankind, then dry out the land and pop open the ark. Viola, no man and only animals on the earth.
Just a question: Aside from the oceans, there were only 2 pairs of each unclean animal and seven of the ‘clean’ ones. So, if a lion, tiger, puma, jackal, wolf, bear, and boa constrictor each ate a ‘clean’ animal – how did those repopulate the earth?
The movie was ok, but not as great as I thought it would be. If you watched it, let me know what you thought.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.
Divorced and disillusioned of love and believing all the love songs and books exaggerated, she put aside her creativity for life. Many years past before characters, from the familiar to the freshly conceived, came to her again, but this time teasing at a new passion, the written word.
Gradually, her real life hero brought love and magic back into existence. During the time when her characters were getting reacquainted, the love of her life was showing her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times others attempt to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with three children.
Andrea believes in the power of change and delighting in each moment. But most fervently, she believes in the magic of love and imagination again.