Box Office: ‘Noah’ Poised to Ride Tide to $40 Million Stateside Bow

Noah Movie Darren Aronofsky

Controversy, solid int'l bows could strengthen domestic prospects

The day of reckoning is nigh for Paramount’s Biblical tentpole “Noah,” which looks to ride a wave of recent controversy and solid overseas grosses into Stateside plexes, projected to open at around $40 million in three days.

Internationally, though, Disney will steal headlines, kick-starting it’s roll out for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” in 32 territories, including Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Mexico, South Korea and the U.K. The Mouse opens the pic in China and Russia next weekend day-and-date with the U.S.

The Darren Aronofsky-directed “Noah,” which has drawn heat from religious groups over some of the liberties taken with the source material, already has seen sizable debuts in certain international territories, including Mexico and South Korea. In Australia, “Noah” commanded more than half of the local marketshare on opening day, with results 20% greater than “Gravity” locally.

So far, “Noah,” starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, has grossed $18.5 million from those three countries. Pic expands to 19 additional territories this weekend.

The film, which cost around $125 million to produce, certainly is positioned like a first-quarter tentpole, with hopes of appealing to audiences beyond faith-based markets. But its playability also depends greatly on how religious auds respond to the film.

Early reviews have been mostly positive, with a 76% positive rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

Also bowing domestically, Open Road’s Arnold Schwarzenegger action-thriller “Sabotage” is expected to land in the high-single digits. The film was financed and produced by QED Intl.

Lionsgate-Pantelion’s “Cesar Chavez,” from Participant Media, launches Friday at 664 Stateside locations, with Spanish-dubbed or subtitled versions available at all engagements. Pantelion, Lionsgate’s Hispanic-targeted label, is hitting its stride lately, and has targeted a grassroots marketing campaign for “Cesar Chavez” at Latino political other groups.

The overall domestic box office should see a boost from holdovers, led by Lionsgate-Summit’s YA adaptation “Divergent” entering its second frame with expectations ranging in the mid-$20 millions.

Appealing to the family market are Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” and Fox-DreamWorks Animation’s “Mr. Peabody & Sherman.” The former film fell flat last weekend, grossing just $19.6 million through Wednesday, while “Peabody” has hit its groove in the spring break corridor, surpassing $83 million domestically.

And continuing to break out in theaters, Fox Searchlight’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” expands again in its fourth frame. In a remarkable platform rollout, the film has grossed nearly $15 million Stateside.

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  1. Darren, why is Noah a vegetarian? Seems kind of silly to me. God gave man dominion over nature. Humans are omnivores.

    Noah (a recorded toolmaker.) and family were farmers and built the ark to preserve and continue life. If anything, Noah should have killed Ham, after the flood, not his unborn grandchild on an ark where nobody was pregnant.

    The point was “civilization would move forward” and the sanctity of life be preserved, because we all all part of the creator. Elohim likes when his creation celebrates him, because we are free, autonomous and separated, yet part of something that is us and stands apart from us and we are appreciative and inquisitive and grateful. That was lacking before the flood. I have little hope today for the people Hemingway said had “Broad lawns and narrow minds”

    Enoch says that Noah’s father Lamech was so freaked out by baby Noah, who had white pale skin that shone like Moses, red hair and powder blue eyes that he took Noah to Methuselah (his father) who told him Noah was to bring comfort and what would happen. The Watchers visited Noah, and Methuselah who lived in the mountains. He would travel with them and return. After the flood, Methuselah never returned to earth.

    For the bad guys, the family’s elephants protected Noah when they showed up at his farm. They were quite protective

    I’m glad people are thinking about Noah.

    Aronofsky should be reassured Noah existed and his sons and their descendants be traced through Chronicles in the Bible and archaeology to people and places today. In 2002, Holocaust survivors asked an artist to “Find Noah”, and in three internet days, he found all the grandchildren and where they lived. Why are the 7 Noahide laws, for Jews and Gentiles alike, still the basis for law on earth? I don’t think Darren knows, but he WANTS to know.

    Please experience…. http://www.NoahIsReal.com , a four part interactive essay where Noah’s descendants are traced through architecture, art history and the 3 style of hats, each son of Noah’s families wore (each had their own head covering style), the meteor that struck earth in 3123 bce and “messed things up” until this day…and more.

  2. Paul Letteri says:

    This movie us Crap , for starters Jerry Orlofsky or whatever the producers name is a certified Atheist,so he decided God is not to be included in the movie ,God in the a Bible is mention at least 20 times in the bible.
    Another thing ,a God destroyed the Earth because of violence ,immorality,and Idolatry.in the Movie no mention
    It was the ecology. He made this a pages based movie totally anti God. I recommend you
    See this Only if you are a Atheist,if you have faith in a God you will gate this trash.

  3. Brett Delong says:

    A movie based on the first book of the bible that not once mentions God and has been co-opted by the church of environmentalism has ‘it sucks’ written all over it.

    • Anne says:

      No, insulted is the word. Christians are offended and insulted when non Christians insult the Christians and then take what they revere the most and tell lies about it to substitute their own plans.

  4. John Means says:

    I have decided to watch it for the cinematic aspect, regardless of the supposed controversy.

  5. iambicpentamaster says:

    The movie leaves one big question unanswered: Who’s Darren Aronofsky?

  6. RM says:

    I predict massive failure of this movie. All the non religious people I know are not going because they think the Noah story is absurd. I especially saw an uptick in hatred of this movie around the bill Nye Evolution debate. And the religious folks I know won’t be going to see the movie because they despise that it’s not a story that follows the bible. In an attempt to be everything to everyone and take a big creative license with the story, the studio has failed and will be soundly defeated at the box office.

  7. Anne says:

    Comments here are clear there are the god haters, religion haters and the God respecters and Bible readers.

    The God respecters and Bible readers are apparently not going to pay to see this movie.
    They listen to a preacher in a pulpit and put money in the offering plate or not and eat the coffee and cookies in the lobby.
    They’ve been doing this for 2,000 years.

    The god haters and Disbelievers in god, those who are not religious and the atheists or those who have permanently closed the cover on one, will not be allowed in to hear Aronofsky preach unless they pay their offering at the door.

    But leave an offering they will and must. Mr. Aronofsky appears to have gone in debt to brainwash this group just as this group believes the God Respecters are brainwashed by their preachers.

    They will mandatorily drop $10 in the offering plate as this Director passes it at the door to the theatre temples which deliver their messages down front as well complete with microphones, speakers and music. Typical of Hollywood, they copied the ideas well and with more fanfare, higher prices, orchestras instead of bands, colored lights on walls instead of colored windows on walls and food in the lobby.

    Just like a church.

  8. Dynnik says:

    I’m so shocked by all this bigotry and ignorance. —No, the Bible wasn’t written in English 2000 years ago by Jesus. If you accuse them of not saying the word “God” in the film, at least make sure you’ve seen it and that it is a fact. In any case, if for being literal and historically accurate, they should’ve said “Yahweh” or “Elohim”. And you, dogmatic Christian fanatic, should know that for the Israelites the actual name of God was NEVER pronounced as it was deemed too sacred. He was alluded as the Lord; or “Creator” here?

    Anyway, it’s only an artistic depiction, a movie; if at all, it’ll cause curiosity in the non-believers or the non-practising Jews, Christians or Muslims and perhaps they will go and read the Bible, or even to church. Get a grip, you fanatics! You certainly bring shame to a tolerant liberal Christian. I’ll be indeed going to see it, and I’ll value it for what it is: a film!

  9. Arminius says:

    “Noah riding controversy. ”

    That’s great… but it won’t get any “gas money” outta my pockets. I don’t need anybody from HollyWeird telling me a “story based on the book of Genesis.” When I can read the “real story” straight out of my old KJB.

    Enjoy your movie night.

    • t3hm00seITself says:

      my favorite part was when you put real story in quotes, like you’re saying it ironically, even though i know you’re not. lul no worries i woulda phrased it that way 2.

  10. GC says:

    Sorry Darren (Atheist) and Russell (Godless) I cannot in good faith (no pun intended) watch your less than accurate movie of Noah. If I do see it it might be because someone gave me an illegal copy (which I’m against btw -pirating is bad kids) taking over ships and all that violent crap is not good. Anyway, your movie might make some coin but my credibility with you will be diminished….greatly! Take that.

  11. rick23 says:

    Found the movie disappointing, but not surprised Hollywood taking a story, twisting and changing it for their benefit.
    Hollywood is running out of compelling stories and has no problem putting in their weird ideas. This is a weak effort, but the Hollywood elite critics will give it high marks, go figure.

    • Jenkum says:

      So you think the Noah’s Ark story literally happened? Seriously? Two of every animal in existence on an ark? Unbelievable ignorance and stupidity.

  12. Skipping Noah! not accurate enough.

    • t3hm00seITself says:

      Skipping the Bible! not accurate enough.

      • 70SKIDS says:

        Atheist have killed million upon millions of people.
        Christianity is the greatest good the world has ever seen times ten of any other belief, organization or entity.
        Every famous atheist has played pascals wager Stephen Hawking and these people on their death beds to include Carl Sagan and Friedrich Nietzsche.
        Christ’s kingdom is not of this world nor is it political.
        Satan’s Kingdom is of this World and is political.
        If your a progressive Democrat today you are in Satan’s Kingdom doing Satan’s work.
        King James Version (KJV)
        3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
        2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
        3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
        4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
        5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
        6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
        7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
        so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
        9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their’s also was.
        10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
        11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
        12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
        13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
        Jesus is the Truth and very Word of God.
        John 1
        1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
        2 The same was in the beginning with God.
        3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
        4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
        5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

      • t3hm00seITself says:

        hahah this guy below me just said eternity isnt smart enough, whata nub

      • Your skipping eternity, not smart enough.

  13. Weasley says:

    How typical. Media spinning controversy to help favor itself.

  14. LOL says:

    America loves religion (and money).

  15. rdt410 says:

    Typical distorted Hollywood version, not once does it mention God. It’s a environmental movie about climate change…go figure.

  16. Philip says:

    So this movie is the prequel to Waterworld, right? LOL!
    As a christian I might spend $1 at the local Red Box just to see for myself what this movie is all about. I do not want to financially support a warped version of anything from the Bible. But on the positive side, I know that God can use anything for good. Even if a small amount of the non-believers that see this film become curious and open a Bible, then some good has been done.

  17. freeway says:

    Are we Christian relying on Hollywood to preach the gospel to the lost…. don’t think so… it’s a movie by Hollywood from Hollywood point of view…guess we should be lucky they didn’t have Noah wife or daughter in law, pole dancing… come on.. at lease this make people think about such matters as God, Jesus and where are we as a human race heading… Christian’s need to spread the gospel, with finger pointing at me… and not hollyweed…

    • Jenkum says:

      You think the bible is literally true? Do you stone unruly children to death, as the bible commands?

      • RosaVera says:

        duuhhhh… please don’t try to speak what is in the Bible if you have no idea about the Bible… read the whole book and try to understand… feel sorry for the likes of you.

      • Jim says:

        There were a lot of customs in the times of the Old Testament that were extremely cruel. I do believe they were true. You can choose to believe or to not believe. That’s why they call it faith. You have a choice.

  18. bluesky2heaven says:

    If you want to know what really happened. http://www.theseason.org/genesis/genesis6.htm

  19. bluesky2heaven says:

    Rock people, and meat eaters, I don’t think so. I never read that in my Bible. God caused the flood to kill off the Nephilim.

  20. GeoM says:

    My family is boycotting the film based on principal. We’re not very religious, but removing any word of God from the story seems crude. Hey Hollywood; try this with a Muslim story and see what you get. Oh but wait, Christians are such good fun to demean because they lay down like sheep to a slaughter.

  21. mickrussom says:

    If you have a real relationship with God, you would know this movie is an exploitation of his holy name.

  22. Ngallendou Dièye says:

    Were I a bible believer, I would be delighted with any adaptation of biblical accounts, regardless of motive, for 1000s will feel moved to read the scriptural version for themselves. In case you do not know where to find it, get any version of the “Holy Bible” that has the “Old Testament” in it. Look in the very first pages, called the “Book of Genesis,” chapters 6 through 9, consisting of about 100 sentences.

    • Dynnik says:

      You’re so right, Ngallendou Dièye! —People are so blind by ignorant fanaticism in these forums that it’s sickening. Most of them I guess are evangelic protestants from the USA. Christians from other parts of the world might have more sense to them and see that any depiction of the Bible, when done with respectful intentions, is actually positive for spreading their faith. I don’t see any sign of dogmatic Jews banging their heads and threatening with boycott (!!).

    • Keith Diggs says:

      That’s because as a “non-bible believer” you’re an IDIOT who doesn’t have any sense of the FAITH that the bible contains nor any sense of loyalty to the God who caused it to be written. Therefore it’s not “YOUR FAITH”, so if some LIBERAL, BABY MURDERING, HOMOSEXUAL ATHEIST, WIPES HIS AZZ ON IT, it doesn’t bother you because you have no skin in the game. You aren’t desperately trying to counter the demonic filth that is being taught in your children’s school, for instance, with the very book which contains these words. You’re like a bystander at an accident on the freeway. So you should probably STFU and NOT tell OTHER PEOPLE WHO DO CARE, how THEY should feel. You stupid fokkiing IDIOT.

      • Dynnik says:

        @Keith Diggs: You are truly the embodiment of all that I hate and will forever avoid. Being a cynical conservative bigot doesn’t make you a better Christian. I do hope that in your children’s school they teach them how to be tolerant and open-minded. When Jesus dined with prostitutes and gentiles, he met the likes of people like you, hypocrite Pharisee.

      • t3hm00seITself says:

        jesus i cant wait for religion to die

  23. Noah was six hundred years old when the flood began.. Russell Crowe?

  24. Carl says:

    Let’s see. Take a biblical text out of context, embellish the story known by millions with Hollywood special effects? And then tell everyone you tried to remain true to the original content. That won’t sell.

    • t3hm00seITself says:

      early in production he clearly stated that he was focusing on getting non believers to see it, claiming to remain true to the story never happened

  25. James says:

    That’s was the whole idea behind stirring up some artificial controversy. No one cared much about the lame movie originally, but now with the controversy many more people will be interested.

  26. Blue says:

    there isn’t enough water on Earth to put the Himalayas underwater, the story is a fable, along with many other stories in the Bible.

    • Do not under estimate God ..

    • Keith Diggs says:

      ANOTHER IDIOT WHO THINKS HE’S A GENIUS. The EARTH IS THREE QUARTERS UNDER WATER RIGHT NOW YOU FOKKING MORON!!!!!

      • t3hm00seITself says:

        “There are trees older than you think the earth is” – Bill Nye

      • blue says:

        You would need an additional 29,029 feet of water, plus 22 feet more around the whole earth. Where is it going to come from?

    • freeway says:

      just shows how much you know about the bible and history of your little green planet. The mountains rose up after the flood.. that is why they can still find sea shells on top of the tallest mountains. Mountains all over the world can up ‘Plate tectonics” after the flood. the fountains of the deep broke opened and the heaven fell “rain”..

      • t3hm00seITself says:

        there are seashells on top of mountains because our planet is tectonically active, and those mountains are several thousand year old ocean floors. oh yeah thats right the earth is only 6000 years old so that can’t be right/sarc

    • bluesky2heaven says:

      what do think is in the ocean?

    • Tel... says:

      That’s the misconception…the flood didn’t have to put the Himalayas under water…

      Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

      And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

      For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

      Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: II Peter 3:6

    • mickrussom says:

      Evil is real. You can attack people in a book written thousands of years ago, or attack Christ who died and rose 2000 years ago, but its amusing to see how much you atheists talk about him. Even now. Also, I dont want to live in a world where people like Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Obama, etc are “gods” and the buck stops with them. There is a higher power.

      • t3hm00seITself says:

        lul wut, did this bible thumper just say that atheist talk about jesus to much, and that by being atheist we are making stalin, mao, hitler and obama gods…… you sir are quite confused

    • Clee White says:

      Read Ecclesiastes Chapter 1 (it explains how everything under the sun has happened before and will happen again). Having a deep understanding of this clears much of the confusion one faces when trying to understand history. Also, it helps the reader discern how the scriptures apply today.

      God is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient. All things are possible with God. I take God at His word and know that it happened. Once you have met God and have a personal relationship with Him, things are seen much more clearly. It is not about religion and what man says God is, it is about the personal relationship one has with Him. I have seen His miracles first hand. I have read His words. Men and women are fallible, God is not.

      • t3hm00seITself says:

        Things are always easier when you don’t have to think. GL with those first hand miracles, “gawd saveded meh boy” religious mom, “Well i wouldnt say i was god” – Doctor

  27. Col. Angus says:

    Wow. I just heard a radio commercial for this travesty. At the end it was full of disclaimers and “explanations” about its fidelity to the story in the Bible. Obviously the studio and distributor are a little nervous….as they damn well should be. Crowe has soiled himself on this one…..

  28. Hal Slusher says:

    It is a movie it is garbage and Bible rewritten by clowns

  29. Steve says:

    Without the movie’s title, Noah, I would have never guessed that this was a biblical movie. What made them pick Noah? They could have chosen any one of a number of more suitable and relative alternatives.

    • t3hm00seITself says:

      took me a sec to really appreciate what you said, so without it being called noah you wouldnt have know it was about noah, the giant flood, the boat, all the animals and the prophecy weren’t a hint, even a little

    • t3hm00seITself says:

      Climate change

  30. Julienne says:

    Going today!

  31. Poppy White says:

    As a Christian, I have heard that this picture is not faithful to the story of Noah in the Bible. There is a solemn warning in the Bible to people who either add or take away from what the Bible actually says. If the producers of this story have mishandled and skewed this teaching about Noah in the Bible, they will come under the judgment of God. God does work in the affairs of mankind. You are extremely foolish, if, you think you can thumb your nose at God. America has strayed far from what our Founding Fathers envisioned as a people respectful of God. They took great pain and wrote in our founding documents how God is the foundation of our rights and, therefore, should be respected. God did bless this nation and made us the most powerful and wealthy nation. Starting about 50 years ago, America kicked God out of our public schools and a short time later instituted the murder of unborn babies. I look at America, today, and I am 80 years old, to me its very plain when I look at present day society, how bankrupt we are spiritually and financially. The awesome respect our Founders had for God has changed 180 degrees. Our society, now, is as it was in the days of Noah. Better read the story from the source and then start praying.

    • t3hm00seITself says:

      WOAHWOAHWOAH, you do realize that the bible was written in retrospect of the events portrayed AND a council of politicians decided what would be and not be in it, and have edited the bible repeatedly ever since lul, you know what dont worry about it, you go ahead and leave those religious blinders on, its much safer that way

    • reality says:

      If you really want to take the bible literally you must be willing to kill homosexuals, kill those working on the Sabbath, be okay with god sending people to hell to suffering in a lake of fire for all eternity for mixing the wrong fabric in their clothes.
      These people made a movie to entertain. That’s all it is. I am sure its not biblically accurate because that would be too unbelievable. How are you going to get two of every kind on a boat? How did he get the penguins from the south pole (how did he get them back there), how did he get kangaroos from Australia? The movie would be too unrealistic for Hollywood.

      • J Rogowski says:

        How much of this movie should be tagged by the IRS as political rhetoric and free political publicity?

      • freeway says:

        The “ONLY” way you will end up in hell, is by what “YOU” do or not do with “JESUS”.. He will forgive and save you from hell. Or you can ignore Jesus and what He says.. well you already know where that will land you….

      • Anne says:

        No where in the Bible or Torah is a mention that anyone is to kill homosexuals. Other religions live by different laws, be specific when saying ” willing to kill homosexuals” Some religions do today but they are not people of the Book, they have a different God and laws then the Judeo and Christian Torah and Bible which say God Himself killed those who participated and those who condoned homosexuality.

        You’re mistaken that anyone is placed in the Lake of Fire, which it is not yet time for, because of covering themselves with cloth of a mixture of wool and other yarns. As God is the covering over His people and He is Holy and without mixture, this statute was to be a reminder of Himself as our covering and of His promise of the Christ to come Who was the Lamb of God, the sacrificial lamb, sacrificed by God, for all mankind.

        It does not apply to anyone who disbelieves in God nor is it a law punishable by death or imprisonment or to be put out of the camp. A priest however could no longer serve until he changed his garments.

        Nor does God kill anyone for not keeping the Sabbath. He said He did not make you for the Sabbath but He made the Sabbath for you. To not keep it is not punishable but foolishness. If God can make earth in 6 days and rested the seventh, He says you can earn your provision in 6 days as well and to work 7 is to say He cannot or will not provide for you in 6 days just as He provided manna in the wilderness for 6 days with a double portion on the 6th day to eat on the 7th so everyone could rest.
        He commands us to rest, the chemistry, bones and muscles require rest each day and for an entire day every 7 days.

        It is a natural law like gravity; look around you at His creation, everything rests, All animals and insects, birds and fish rest. Trees and grass rest. He made man to need rest. Save yourself the heart attack, the anxiety.
        He won’t kill you if you work on the Sabbath which means ‘rest’. Your body will kill you. The first thing all sick people do is rest and many regret they have to. It’s funny; if it weren’t so foolishly deadly.

        How would every creature board a boat 2 by 2? If they evolved then they answer to no one, they have no living Creator to answer to.
        But the God Who created them knows them by name and speaks to them. directs them, provides for them. That they have a limited life span correlates with any manner of death except the cruelties of men.
        A righteous man regards the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. Proverbs 12:10 (KJV)
        Just don’t blame God for wicked and perverse men who brutalize His creations.

        Like gravity and the ‘ laws of physics’; there are laws in place which you cannot see until the consequences of sin erupt in a mind, on or in a body, visible in despair, fear, poverty, drought, disease, insanity, corruption of the physical self, rottenness in bones, cruelty. Other breaking of God’s laws are not evident for decades or until deathbeds or after death at a final judgment.

        If you disbelieve these things you of course may.
        But it is unwise to misconstrue, twist, imply or declare what is untrue about God. He has written down His statutes, commandments (laws) and ways for everyone.
        No one has to do them or keep them.

        But no one should change what He says.
        You would not like it if others misquoted you to convey you as incompetent to care for others, ignorant of invisible laws who routinely steps off cliffs to see if you can fly, or punishes your family by death when they don’t do what you say.

        This is why those who believe the Torah and the Bible object to the wild distortions of vain artists, in the name of art, who boldly defend the imaginings of their minds while presenting a story about God which the artists do not understand or have a deep respect of, to use this sacred story as bait.

        Noah is about God and not the environment.

        There is grace and mercy; God’s desire is we keep His statutes, His commandments and His ways because we, not He, benefit.

        There is not a death penalty on the ways you’ve mentioned.
        You may dishonor God or treat Him like a common human, or do your own thing and He may be displeased but what you’ve pointed to do not carry death penalties.

      • bob says:

        Reality…
        Being biblically accurate would have made it more believable. At least the bible doesn’t add rock people (guess Frodo wouldn’t give the rights over for Ents). For answers to the questions you posed, go check out Answers in Genesis by Ken Ham.

    • Keith says:

      Very well stated, we are in a moral, financial and spirtual waste land. Reality will soon have its way.

    • gabby says:

      I was going to comment,but you said it all so very well.

  32. TonyG says:

    More propaganda from the leftist in Hollywood . . . .

  33. The Bible is fiction, the movie is fiction. So they took one fiction story and made changes to it and it upsets social cons. Oh well, there are many disappointments in life. Maybe all you religious people should have prayed to God to help Hollywood make a more accurate account of what “really” happened. I for one know why Unicorns are extinct and it is Noah’s fault. The freaking guy brought Two of Unicorns aboard and they were the same sex!

    • You must be living in a Fantasy land of Unicorns. My Bible says Ox, not Unicorn. Of course you would have to Know a little History to realize that. Trinity, Hell, Immortal Soul, Rapture before Tribulation, Christmas and Easter are All Lies, brought to you by the Ruler of this World Satan. Most all of Christianity, like the Whole World has been deceived by Satan. There is but One truth in this World and that is THE WORD OF GOD, with the Understanding of the Spirit of Truth ( Which is Christ in You the Hope of Glory) Wake-Up people search and you we find, Knock and the Door will be opened to All that search for the Truth and the Son of God. God Bless All

      • t3hm00seITself says:

        ” Most all of Christianity, like the Whole World has been deceived by Satan.” “My Bible says” no one sees the circular logic here, anyone, no…… alright

    • Tel... says:

      Well at least you’re admitting that homosexuality is a dead end for any species and in so doing admitting the unnatural state of homosexuality. Oh I know you didn’t mean to..you actually meant to just take a shot at “social cons” .but you did it just the same. You progs do that a lot..let your masks drop unintentionally.

  34. fred says:

    2 Christian Movies both Fictionalized one written by an atheist the other by a Christian. Which would you think is reflective of Christianity and which one is a deception? Suggest you watch “God is not dead” you’ll get more out of it .

  35. Tel... says:

    Interesting….an avowed atheist director and writer commissioned by the sputtering hollywood machine to cash in on the success of “The Bible” mini-series and exploit the “believer” market that’s thirsting for films that treat their faith with respect. And we get what? A lecture on environmentalism that begrudgingly has to include some kind of reference to God (because of the source material) and so they’re forced to compromise by using “creator” instead . How unexpected.

    Indeed…their “reasoning” is that they want to make the film “more universal”..meaning..it should appeal to non-religious people as well as the faithful. Fair enough I suppose but when you turn the lesson of the story of Noah on it’s head and omit God you’re not trying to be universal..you’re trying to avoid the religious subject matter.

    The important question is why? Aronofsky’s atheism is not enough of an answer. The film “The Gospel According to St. Matthew” was made by a staunch communist and yet it’s one of the best religious films of the twentieth century. It’s director saw Jesus as a hero of the poor and used his message as a “Trojan Horse” for his communist message. Which is not overt in the film at all.

    But Aronofsky has a contempt for the source material. He doesn’t like God to begin with. Why? Because God punsihed man with the flood because of man’s inquities..his depravations, his elevation of himself above God, his sexual perversities..God punished man for his sins. (And I know that using “man” in the way I do grates on the gender obsessed liberals reading this..) Now…Aronofsky can’t make a film that portrays this message..the real message of the story of Noah. Why? Well look at the homosexual agenda for example…to portray homosexuality and it’s sexual mores as sin is to go against the memes Aronofsky’s liberal kith and kin have been fomenting. Homosexuality’s sexual mores are to be portrayed as “normal, natural, unsinful and loving”. And so what is “sin” to a man like Aronofsky and his writer? Well…to dyed in the wool atheists and militant liberals it’s certainly not turning away from God..it’s man’s supposed sins against Gaia..the earth.

    VOILA….the movie Noah depicts a Mad Max style burned out apocalyptic waste land where man has exploited the land to the point of exhaustion, extracting resources from the earth invasively and without regard for it (fracking anyone?) the earth convulses and writhes in pain..and man eats meat (yes Aronofsky sees that as a sin too)…in fact the lead anatgonist of the film (the “bad guy”) quotes the Old Testament and asserts that God..sorry..”The creator”…gave man dominion over the land and the animals. And so….Aronfsky supplants God’s law with his own Man’s “law” and environmentalism and veganism are portrayed as “holy”. It’s the earth that reacts to man’s “fallen state”:…not God..sorry “The Creator” in Aronofsky’s movie and tries to cleanse itself of man. Why is this surprising to anyone that’s been paying attention to the liberal drumbeat? Man is a virus on the earth, he doesnt’ matter..abort him, sterilize him, get him under control.

    Seriously…what did you all expect from a liberal dufus like Aronofsky?

    • DougF says:

      Just one teenie little comment. If you read the Bible, you’ll find that eating meat was not allowed by God until after the flood. Prior to that the edict was that man was given every green thing that grows. Therefore, if man did eat meat prior to the flood, it would have been a sin. There weren’t many defined ‘God’ laws prior to the flood, but that one was. Also, I think it’s specious to make a big deal of using the name God or Creator. Let’s face it: Noah saying creator acknowledges that Noah believed in a creator. The Lebovich Jews say Hashem many times in place of God, and always in place of the Tetragramaton, so it just isn’t a big deal, in my opinion.

      One other point: Orthodox Judaism actually has a story (I believe in the Midrash) about a giant who survived by clinging to the outside of the ark. His name was Og. I don’t know about you, but if only 8 people survived the flood, where did the Philistine giants come from? Was one of the people on the ark a giant? If not, where did that genetic material come from? All I’m saying is that the Christian telling of the flood story in the Bible isn’t the only one and from what I can see, this story seems to tie closer to the story as told through the Torah, Talmud and Midrash than from the Revised Standard Version of the Christian Bible, and I’m ok with that. The Jews and their Torah are, after all, the source material for the story, if you believe in God and the Bible. If you don’t, well, why do you care? It’s not your story and not your faith and not your belief system. Live and let live.

      The environmental stuff? Yeah… A bit over the top considering the number of people, population density, and supposed ‘newness’ of the earth, but… That’s just Hollywood. They really don’t usually make precise documentaries. They make entertainment. Perhaps it will lead some folks to go look up the source material…

      • t3hm00seITself says:

        lul wut, according to your and by extension the bibles bs, all those cavemen hunting mammoths and stuff during the ice age went to hell even though there wouldnt be enough complex vegetation to sustain a human being at the time. jeeze, god really is a dick

      • Tel... says:

        Just one teenie comment…I already acknowleged to poster Clee White’s comments that elements of Orthodox Judaism don’t use the name God but rather translations of “lord” and “creator” and I stated to him that the story of Noah has a Jewish complexion over a Christian one.
        As for the eating of meat…of course eating meat was not practiced until after the flood when God allowed it but Aronofsky and his writer don’t use this device in the context of God’s word but more as part of their overt environmentalist message and it’s apparent when you see the film in how Tubal-Cain for instance is portrayed (he’s your “Og”in the film in case you wanted to know). It’s subverted by Aronofsky and that is an important distinction to remember. It’s the way Aronofsky presents it.
        Aronofsky doesnt’ portray man’s iniquities and turning from God as drawing God’s ire, instead he points to a supposed abuse of the environment and he allows the viewer to believe that it’s the earth that’s angry with man… “a bit over the top” indeed. If you see the film you’ll see what I’m talking about.

        I also stated twice on this board that I have no issue with making the film “digestable” to a non-believer audience and having some license with the story. Add all the sword and sandal action and CGI spectacle you want. Even Mel Gibson took license with Passion of the Christ. The story of Noah itself is just a few verses anyway so to be a complete film it needs fictional additions. What I have issue with is turning it all in it’s head and taking God out of the story at every opportunity and supplanting him with a goofy environmentalist message. I’m sure Aronofsky would be quite upset at a writer and director who took Al Gore out of his academy winning powerpoint presentation on Global Warming and replaced him with a bible thumping evangelist..no?

    • Carolyn says:

      Well said Tel. Well said.

      • DougF says:

        Going back and reading my comments, I guess I wasn’t clear that I wasn’t disagreeing with you. The tone was wrong, and I can see why you responded as you did. I used a ‘general’ you but it came across as specific to you. Sorry about that. I shouldn’t try to write a tome on an iPhone while eating lunch. I thought I was bolstering your comments with additional information. Anyway, I think the key thing I was trying to bring out is that if anyone is surprised that Hollywood produced a less than accurate portrayal of this story, I would be surprised. Also, I was trying to point out that I, much like you, also don’t see the name of God in the movie as the issue – rather it’s a distraction from so many other issues that actually are problematic. Anyway, that horse is dead, and I’m sorry for my part in beating him to death.

        By the way, I mentioned Og explicitly because of the Tubal-Cain character. I personally am less than thrilled by the adaptation, but I have to admit that the inclusion of things that the average Christian has not heard before from the Jewish accounts was a surprise (albeit a small one) and kind of made me smile, versus the overall treatment which didn’t.

        Bottom line… I agree with you, friend Tel, and it’s back to a full-sized keyboard and monitor for proper editing from now on. No hard feelings, I hope…

      • Clee White says:

        The giants are the offspring of fallen ones and the wives of Noah’s sons. They are known as Nephilim and are described in Chapter 6 of Genesis (“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. Genesis 6:4”). http://www.gotquestions.org/Nephilim.html

      • JD says:

        Excellent post!

    • Clee White says:

      Very well stated! Thank you for succinctly laying out, what are in mho, the facts! The sooner those who call themselves Christians learn to discern the enemy and stop doing what the world does the better. The bible speaks loudly and clearly about the subject matter of people’s actions and intentions in days such as these. Perhaps some need to be reminded what Luke 17:26 tells us, “And as it came to pass in the days of Noah, even so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.” One must understand from a biblical point of view what that means. It certainly has nothing to do with what it appears the vipers in the entertainment world are portraying.

      Oh, and I must get this off my chest while I am here. I am so sick and tired of atheists and liberals blathering on and on about how vicious God is for destroying every man, woman and child from the flood while loudly proclaiming that it is okay to kill people by abortion. Do they really not see how ridiculous their argument is?!!!

      • Clee White says:

        @DougF Great question and one that is difficult to answer for certain. There is much debate on the topic. I have found this page to be helpful but not clear myself on how they got there. Hope this helps, Doug.
        http://judahsdaughter.hubpages.com/hub/GIANTS-on-the-EARTH

      • DougF says:

        Clee… One point. The giants were pre-flood. My question was, where did the DNA come from post flood to re found the giants? One of the folks ( or more) must have had some of that DNA or there would not have been any giants in Canaan or for David to kill.

      • t3hm00seITself says:

        YOU sir are missing the point of the argument, your book claims god to be a forgiving and loving god, and then kills everyone on earth, you have a problem with abortion but not with god killing everyone on earth. this is the point of the atheist argument, that the bible and by extension its followers use circular self defeating logic. The bible was written in retrospect and decided upon by a council of politicians and has been edited several time throughout history. instead of taking a really really old books word for it, look into what science and history has left for you to see yourself.

      • Tel... says:

        You know..had Aronofsky said that Orthodox Judaism doesn’t use the name God but rather references to him like “lord” or “creator” I’d have given him a pass because this is the old testament account of Noah and it is Jewish in complexion. But that’s not why God was replaced with “Creator” in this film. it was replaced so as to make the religious aspect of the story less prominent.

    • T.W. Dee says:

      Since the movie hits theaters today, the likely hood you’ve even seen it before commenting is pretty shallow, much like your comment. Tha said, there’s no surprise that Hollywood launched this campaign of curiosity to get people’s tongues wagging and pique their interest in a topic we all are aware of. I’m going to see it, asap, just to relinqusih the ghost of fear people like you have over YOUR religion. YOU don’t speak for my Christian views numbskull…btw couldn’t get past your second paragraph, such vitriolic nonsense.

      • Tel... says:

        LOL….my second paragraph talks about the intentional ommission of God by the writer of this drek (and yes..I saw a screening of the film already) from a story of the Bible. It is indeed an attempt by the writer and director to circumvent the religious subject matter of the source material. The reason for their doing so..according to the film’s writer was to make the film “more universal”. As I said..nothing wrong with dressing the film up to appeal to non-believers..but when you make a conscious effort to omit God from a story about God’s anger with man then you’re trying to avoid the religious aspect of the source material. If you consider this “vitriolic nonsense” then perhaps you’re a touch on the overly sensitive side?

  36. White Knuckles says:

    Where did the one billion cubic miles of water (about 10^21 gallons) come from, and go to after the flood?

    • AgntOrngVctm says:

      Land was caused to rise up out of the water. The fountains of the deep water being released caused the land to sink back, after which God once again caused the land to rise. That’s what the Bible says. Why don’t you just read it?

      • AgntOrngVctm says:

        Read deeper with an open mind. God created the heavens and the earth. The heavens are space and the atmosphere of dense water vapor. The Earth was was without form and void. Then He said let there be life. Then He caused the dry land to appear from out of the water. I’m guessing methane from the continuous production underground caused the land to float or something like that. Open the fountains, create a vacuum and down goes the solid land to where it started, at which point the methane would re-float the land. Ta Da !!
        Since it is not stated that the wind dried “all that water” and it wouldn’t be possible naturally, you could easily assume the wind was to guide the Arc to the Mount where it came to rest. The wind would also dry out the land so it could be walked on and populated immediately The fountains caused rifts in the land mass, they broke off a few generations later (search the King James version for the the reference to the Earth splitting after people were disbursed from the Tower of Babel and the confusion of languages). All known civilizations retain the story of the flood. Pretty obvious if you ask me.
        Trust Christ for your salvation. Your eyes will be opened. Right now you’re blind.

      • White Knuckles says:

        I have read i most people have. I didn’t read anything about land rising up out of the water, then “sinking back,” then rising again in the flood story. The story indicates that the water rose such that all of the high mountains were covered. The highest mountain was covered by 15 cubits. The story also says that, following the flood, God sent a wind over the earth, and after that the waters receded (apparently the wind caused this). It also states that the fountains of the deep and floodgates of heaven were closed, so where did the water go? Just an honest question.

    • Tel... says:

      Same place all those predictions we were given about the cataclysm we’d see from global warming went to…thin air.

  37. Stacy says:

    horrible! ROCK PEOPLE? Save your money folks.. not good at all!!

    • Tel... says:

      More importantly…why haven’t any..not one…prediction of the global warming ..sorry..”climate change” alarmists come true?

  38. Syd Grilla says:

    Duh… it’s a movie….

  39. Saw the movie = meh.

    Nowhere near the (LOL) “epic” description, CGI was 3 seconds max at any moment, the green mountain was nice, otherwise ho hum. That said, looking forward to Caesar Chavez or the local gunshow to save the weekend.

    Noah = 4/10

  40. tymtrvlr says:

    An atheist whose god is gaia ( the marxist god of church mixed with and state ) tries to pervert Biblical history by using man-made globual warming as the reason the planet flooded. Keep perverting the Bible, keep perverting the Word of God, backlash will come at a severe price. God destroyed the human race because they became depraved, greedy, lazy, souless, mindless murderers and sexual perverts, pretty much like it is today under socialist/marxist braindead ideology. God does not need nuclear warheads, guns, He uses weather, volcanoes, famine ( brought on by farmers who pretty much say to he!! with it, when the collective governments steal their product to give to the lazy masses ) or ( the working producing taxpayers who’s wealth is redistributed to the same group of parasites ), meteors, comets, Sunflares, etc to make His point.

    • t3hm00seITself says:

      “An atheist whose god” that’s has far as i made it, your obviously an idiot

    • T.W. Dee says:

      Imagine there no heave, no hell, just people living together and helping one another to enjoy the life we’ve lucy to live, that rather than trying to judge them for what they are not.
      Now there’s a world I want to live in.

      By example – how many wars have been fought over love, pretty pety and ironic when you consider our definition of love, includes a huge dose of religion.

      • t3hm00seITself says:

        this guy below has no idea what hes talking about, Hitler was raised catholic and went to a religious school, he also was attempting to create his own religion, based on the idea that God, (yes the one from the Bible) had chosen Aryans (a made up race) to be the superior race of earth. the Nazis fully believed they would go to heaven when they died. Stalin was raised in a Greek Orthodox church where he was beaten by his father while training to be a priest, officially he was atheist but toward the end of his life it was suspected that he may have go back to religion. But more pointedly Stalin didn’t wage war or kill people in the name of atheism, he did so in the name of conquest and a disregard for human life. “but when you look at the world before Jesus, war and devastation was the way.” this implies that it stopped being the way after jesus, which is ludicrous. defeated by his own statements. “But the best they could do was kill, steal and be gay.” this has no basis in reality and can be ignored. “The fact is, you get to live under the influence of 2000 years of Western Civilization and Jesus” um dude “western civilization” as only been around for about 200 years give or take.

      • The Truth says:

        Imagine there’s no heaven – Hitler and stalin tried.
        Nothing to kill or die for? What do you mean? 20-30 million died.

        Yes, atheists are dreamers, they dream that they would be in peace,
        but when you look at the world before Jesus, war and devastation was the way.
        Yes, atheists think they would love, and be charitable without God’s influence.
        But the best they could do was kill, steal and be gay.

        The fact is, you get to live under the influence of 2000 years of Western Civilization and Jesus and then come on a internet website in your mama’s basement and pretend that there is any historical evidence that atheism has brought the world anything other than whole-sale death and destruction.

        Music and Art for the better part of 20th century was brought to you courtesy of the church.

  41. Larry says:

    Another environmental movie! UGH

  42. An atheist does a movie based on a Biblical story. What could possibly go wrong?

  43. Gilgamesh says:

    We Mesopotamians are incensed that our Epic of Gilgamesh has been so altered by Hollywood!

  44. J Rogowski says:

    Actors are such flawed human beings, for which they receive an unreasonable amount of money.

  45. dBruce says:

    Why would Aronfosky (an avowed atheist) make a movie about a God he doesn’t believe exists speaking to and working through a man (Noah) he believes is a mythical figure? He may have lots of compelling reasons for making the movie but it was definitely NOT made in order to promote God, Noah or the lessons contained in the original story.

  46. It’ll not get a dime of my money …

  47. Green Peace says:

    There’s nothing creative about about trying to hide or change a Biblical account in order to satisfy those who don’t believe in such accounts to begin with. It’s simply idiotic.

  48. Susan Leeth says:

    I suggest that you read The Book. God’s Word is truth. This movie is just what you’d expect from an atheist director, nonsense.

  49. rginarizona says:

    Read the Book and you will not have to watch a movie.

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