• JOHN

    What a lame excuse from R. Warren … really??? Simply because Hollywood is cranking out this tripe we should give thanks that they are at least trying ???
    I personally think the term “COMPROMISE” is more fitting … after all We wouldn’t want to offend an atheist by confronting him with something as simple as the TRUTH ! Rick says there isn’t much in the scriptures about the Noah account … the same could be said for Gen. 1 …. should we treat CREATION the same way Rick?
    Rick should write a new book “COMPROMISING CHURCH the NEXT STEP”

  • Soo…you’re a fake?

  • Patom

    Makes me wonder about Rick Warren’s discernmnt level!

    • This isn’t written by Rick and wasn’t published by Rick who has not promoted the film. Just to clarify.

  • After reading this and also reading other detailed accounts of the flick (confirmed 1st hand by friends that saw it) I can only say… If I wanted to make a satirical “Top Reasons to See Noah” it would not be much different than what Mr Cooke has written:
    1. They didn’t mock the story, went to great lengths to get the ark built to exact Biblical measurements 2.There’s a disclaimer that says it was INSPIRED by the Biblical account. 3.It’s an epic film. 4. For at least a decade, we’ve been asking Hollywood to produce movies based on the Bible. 5. Our expectations may be unrealistic. etc…
    It’s as if the most important thing is that Christian support this film because the NRB supported it. Doctrine or any semblance of accuracy is not an issue – Go see it, it’s epic!

  • Mark B

    This is horribly embarrassing.

    Discernment is officially dead.

  • Daniel Martinovich

    Movies that do not represent the Bible accurately are one thing. Ones that go out of their way to misrepresent it and push the regressive agenda of pagans and the Democrat party is an entirety different matter. Perhaps this one is just testing the bounds of how far a “faith or family” movie can “stray” and and still get that big money from the faith and family movie audiences. Everybody I know who has seen it says it totally sucks. Pastors aren’t exactly the brightest light bulbs in the house, unfortunately, for all of us.

  • Aaron

    I didn’t see my comment I posted earlier so I will post again, This is a movie!! is it going to be just like what the Bible states? Of course not if it was then it would be a 10 minute movie because I am sure I can read the story of Noah in ten minutes. The majority of the Bible is told from one side. The Gospels tell a story from 4 point of views. If you truly think that people were not fighting to get on Noah’s Ark you are insane. Do you really think that people just sat down and allowed the water to overtake them and drown? Just because the Bible doesn’t talk about it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. Common sense would say it did. Do you really think that Noah had the only boat in the world? Most likely there were hundreds of boats but they either were taken out by a wave, or a shark or a whale or they stayed in their boat and starved to death. Open your mind people and think. The story of Noah shows God’s grace to allow humanity to live and also shows his Righteous anger killing millions of people. I know Rick Warren is out there telling everyone what a terrible movie this is and no Christian should watch it but Rick Warren has so deluted himself and fallen away from the truth of God’s Word that until He can read the Bible again and actually get back to following what the Bible states he should just sit in the corner of his million dollar house and shut his mouth. And Glen Beck… your Mormon so we don’t listen to you anyway.

  • Debbie

    I so disagree with the above article. I did learn one thing tho…Whomever Phil Cooke, Ph.D is, I will not be reading anything else of his :)

  • Veritas

    Do we as a Christian community need to protect ourselves from something that isn’t 100% Biblically accurate? depends on if you want the 100% honest truth. Lies are subtle, destructive things, and I don’t know about you, but I do not want to be taken captive by lies, and a false representation of who God is and what the Bible says is not what I want those we are trying to reach to hear. That pulls them further away from the faith, not closer. IF I bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies, and I mix a bit of dog poo into it, who is going to eat it. If I give it to you and say it is a chocolate chip cookie, that is true – though not the whole truth. Will you thank me for giving you something that resembles a chocolate chip cookie though that is not the 100% truth? Don’t compromise on truth, or you just might compromise on your very soul.

  • RxCowboy

    I didn’t see a single compelling reason for me to see this movie in the above blog post. Our expectations are unrealistic? Really, that’s why I should spend my money? It’s only a movie? That’s it, I’m sold.

  • cutglass57

    This ‘review’ is made for only one reason, and that is about how good and Christian a bad and anti-Christian movie is to see. This review is a money maker for the movie. Propaganda. Nothing less. One of the men mentioned is John Snowden, who was the Biblical advisor on the film and you expect to get an unbiased opinion from him? Phil Cooke says it’s ‘an epic film’ and ‘our expectations may be unrealistic’. I hope Phil Cooke doesn’t have very many people under his sway. Because they are all being lied to what ever the subject may be. ‘Epic film’ says Cooke. Who cares? So are a lot of other movies. Epic in Hollywood only means one thing- a mighty injection of dollars. That’s all. ‘Expectations are unrealistic’ says Cooke. Really? Is anyone else out there aware of the fact that buried somewhere deep in the Bible is something that a lot of people don’t know but really need to know? It’s simple, it says to the effect that anyone changing even one letter of the Bible will see the fires of hell. Why would it say that? To keep Gods message clear and unadulterated through the generations that have followed. Has it been changed? Unfortunately yes. And a lot too. That’s why Christians expect Christian movies to be realistic and truthful to scripture. Not some brainfart from an athiest director in Hollywood who decided to make an ‘epic’ full of baloney film about a Christian subject without a word of scripture or a real and true reference to God. But meanwhile, back the at the Ranch Noah we still have Cooke here telling Christians to accept slights and insults to their religion just for the sake to get them into the movies and generate cash. I wouldn’t believe Cooke if he told me it was hot at high noon in the Sahara. This makes me wonder where Cooke stashes his cash. Perhaps in a Hollywood studio heavy fund?

  • Opus

    Talking rock people and a homicidal Noah? There’s more Harry Potter in this movie than Bible. The Word of God speaks on it’s own. This is just another money grab at the growing Christian movement.

  • Robert

    I would have to disagree, it is almost like we as believers invite non Christians to mock our beliefs. I do believe Noah was a righteous man not homicidal or suicidal. Was Noah an environmentalist? Why give money to an industry that seeks to undermine Biblical values. I am all for supporting good movies if this is a form of entertainment you enjoy but as with all junk I believe discernment should be used. With that said it is our individual freedom and our conscience before God is this a good use of the money he has entrusted to us.

  • Matthew

    So…. we should support Babylon because it pretends to honor God, while honoring nothing but itself instead? This movie, its advertisement, and the hype/controversy it engendered is all a very clever money making ploy. What did Christ say about having to choose between God and mammon?

    I saw the movie last night. It was terrible, and it left me feeling spiritually dark inside. This is a far more accurate review: http://themattwalshblog.com/2014/03/29/im-a-christian-and-i-think-noah-deserves-a-four-star-review/comment-page-4/#comment-153956 .

    • Matthew

      I should note that, although I am named Matthew, I’m not Matt Walsh. Lest anyone get the wrong idea with me linking to his review here.

  • Ron

    if this is a Bible story where was God why do you and Hollywood want to remove God from everything are you a nonbeliever

  • free2say

    I hope that now that the movie is out that all Christian leaders send out a written apology for actually recommending that money was wasted on this trash. “It’s only a movie” is ok when they’re slaughtering a great novel, not when you’re talking about the Word of God. Shame on all of you.

  • Joseph E.D. Huckaby III

    Never say that a movie is just a movie. Cinema is an important and influential cornerstone of our society, and affects more than we realise. It sets the standard for how we think and act. The mindless droves that go to the theaters don’t care about anything other than being entertained. But just because a movie is entertaining, does not make it a good movie.

    And you are right. The story of noah is very short and you would have to add things in to make it a movie length feature. However, there is a diffrence between adding some plausible aspects that could have taken place, and defacating all over scripture. How upset do we as a culture get when we see a movie that is supposedly based on a true story about something we love, and it is so wildly inaccurate to what we know happened that it only faintly resembles the truth? The same should be multiplied exponentially when applied to scripture. These people have decided to make a film about something that we as a Christian community have based every choice we make on. And what do we get? A disrespectful, propagandic, load of garbage with an agenda. The director of this movie is a self proclaimed atheist, and you think that he would make a good movie based off of scripture? Isn’t this the same guy that directed Black Swan? And he had Noah recieve the prophecy via hallucinogenic drugs? And you still have the audacity to say that this movie is worth seeing?

  • theBiblestands

    “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.” 2 Corinthians 6:17

    “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2

    God has not called us to be like the world to reach the world, instead, He calls us to come out of the world and to stand out from the world. I would definitely call anything that distorts the image of God and faithful men of God worldly and we don’t need things like this to reach the world. We simply need the Word of God. The Bible, God’s Word, is still as powerful as it was from the beginning and it can change lives.

    “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”Hebrews 4:12

    We don’t need Hollywood movies to reach the world. We need God’s Word.

  • Sandra_Montgomery

    Are you kidding me???? I can not believe what I just read. NO ONE who calls themselves Christian should support this movie by going to see it. NO ONE. It is a travesty. A mockery of God, a dishonour to a righteous man who walked with God – Noah, and should be abhorrent to all who follow Christ. As for the claim that we’ve been asking Hollywood for Biblical movies so we should support this — you have lost your mind. This is NOT a Biblical story… it is the re-writing, re-inventing, and re-purposing the story in the Bible to push an agenda that God is evil, and the followers of God are evil and crazy.

    • Cathryn Sullivan

      Did you SEEE it? I doubt it!

  • Dana Robertson

    The problems with this film isn’t the inaccuracies, it is the open irreverence to the subject matter. Two of the greatest films about Christ ever made were totally fictional, “The Robe” and “Ben Hur”. Had they shown reverence to the topic, people of faith would be a lot more forgiving to this film. The Ten Commandments being an prime example.

  • John

    By this reasoning, we should all buy Tofurkey because 1. I’ve been in the Tofurkey plant; 2. It says right on the package it doesn’t contain any meat; 3. It’s made by a big company; 4. For decades we’ve been asking for healthy meat; 5. Our expectations of soybeans may be too high; 6. People who tell us meat is evil spent a lot of money to make us think their product tastes like meat; 7. We can tell people why we prefer meat; 8. It’s only one meal; 9. Do we really need to avoid eating anything that isn’t meat? And also, as an afterthought, some of the people who make Tofurkey eat meat at home, so. . . .

    Phil Cooke, Ph.D., It is not possible that someone with the intelligence to earn that doctorate of philosophy came up with a single one of the arguments in your article and I hereby demand you divulge the source you plagarized when you published this piece.

  • mr bean

    Dr. Cooke. This is the worst movie I have ever seen. From a non theological standpoint, the characters and dialogue was shallow and the CGI looked like it was from a low budget two bit film from 1998. From a theological standpoint this did way worse than take “literary licence”. It completely defaced the character of GOD. Noah didnt preach for repentance, he killed people. God was so evil and vindictive that there was no need for a devil. Not even an angel that had pity on mankind was safe from God’s merciless wrath. Utterly ridiculous.

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  • Christine

    Phil, you should be ashamed of yourself for promoting such a blatant misrepresentation of the one true God. They didn’t use artistic freedom to fill in the blanks, they completely changed everything in order to mock our God and here you are encouraging believers to go see filth that can never bring God the glory. Your lack of discernment and insensitivity to filth tells much about you.

  • dougie

    Shame on you Phil Cooke for even recommending this steaming pile of cow dung. I like your ridiculous comment about them “working on the movie script for 16 years.” 16 years and this is the best they can do?

    Your review reminds me of James 4:4 – Friendship with the world is enmity with God.

    I guess some people will grasp at anything faith related, no matter how wrong it is biblically. You’re profile says you’re a strategist……of what? deceiving people?

    Hollywood is only concerned with “how much” they make on Christian films. If it becomes unprofitable, they won’t make them anymore.

    By the way, there are a multitude of ways to witness to people, without having to cave in to Hollywood propaganda. Most Christians have gotten lazy with their faith though.

  • Juan Silva

    Matthew 18:6 my friend

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  • setheaster

    You’re kidding, right?? Tell me you’re kidding. Garbage about garbage. Wow.

    • setheaster

      I’m still laughing about #1. You were on. the. set. Therefore, we must go see the movie. OKAY! That’s a GREAT reason!! ROFL

    • Cathryn Sullivan

      It’s not garbage… You need to pray about what you say before you say it.

      • setheaster

        And if I did, and felt led to say garbage? How do you know my heart?
        Furthermore, what supposedly isn’t garbage? The horrible movie or this lame article?

        • Cathryn Sullivan

          This is how I feel. If God tells me something and tells you something different, then we aren’t listening to the same God. All I see from you is negativity, mean, rude comments. That is not representative of a man of God. The movie is not horrible. Did you see it? Like I said…I bet you haven’t.

  • WESLEY MERCHANT

    In the future if the NRB recommends something, we must really question it as being religious material, and their recommendation is really Unique and foul.

  • Watcher

    This ‘logic’ or rather the lack thereof, is THE reason why
    the church is so weak. The pastorate is lukewarm and hasn’t a clue what an
    offense to The Lord their careless understanding of His Story brings to Him, and apparently have not done a very good job enlightening the likes of people such as yourself in the entertainment industry. Religious broadcasters should have something in common with the religion they are supposed to believe in and promote. Your Ph D. is unimpressive in light of what you have proclaimed here, but your designation as a strategist comes across loud and clear.
    You have made no claims to be a Christian, or even that you have read the work that this flop is centered around, but I wonder. Would you happen to have any memory, Mr. Cooke, of the admonition The Lord gave not to change a dot or tittle
    of The Word? Do you know how many people DON’T read at all, much less read The
    Bible? Do you comprehend that the masses will get their flaky theology from
    stupid movies such as this that portray Noah in rebellion to God and as a
    sociopath who hated even his own family? These ‘serious’ actors are earning a
    buck, so your comment that they weren’t “mocking” is a joke and mockery of logic all in one. Do you think they
    are going to laugh in your face? They wait till you leave and walk into the
    wings! Besides all that, this stupid mangling of the account of Noah is a mockery all on its own! What would constitute mockery to you, anyway?
    Because people like you are so seduced by the movie industry and your position in and among the ‘stars’, and you are unable to discern much less
    stand up and be a force for truth, the rest of us have to suffer your
    ridiculous op-eds and ‘learned’ blathering. If you ever wonder why ther is so much confusion among the youth, it is because of wishy-washy, grey people like you who are
    afraid to do what is right, or so co-opted that you can’t deliver anything
    worthy concerning The Word of God. I guess you think you will be able to
    justify your ridiculous stance before Him. You truly have no business holding yourself
    out as expert on matters concerning anything in the faith of Christ-followers.
    Bet Rick Warren is your best bud. Will your next opinion piece be in favor of
    Christislam?

  • akitty77

    Ken Ham gives his review which is in sharp contrast to this one. http://time.com/42274/ken-ham-the-unbiblical-noah-is-a-fable-of-a-film/

  • Davidabear

    “Hollywood – the most influential place on earth” – Wow the church isn’t doing its job then

    • Cathryn Sullivan

      You are correct. The Church ISN’T doing it’s job. You have numerous of us who are tired of the judgmental, bully tactics used by church to tell us what THEY think GOD wants us to do. It’s no different than the bullies on the playground. You guys need to start choosing love, acceptance, open-mindedness and caring!

  • Davidabear

    Hey fellow Christians! In love, I would have to submit that scripture is full of commands that would suggest we don’t see this movie (and a lot of other movies for that matter) (Philippians 4:8, Colossians 2:8, 1 John 2:15-17) . Personally, I love and honor God too much to allow any person to take “artistic license” with His word. I think it’s dangerous and deceiving. I think it’s also dangerous for anyone to tell other Christians to go see it (James 3:1, 1 Corinthians 8:9, Mark 9:42). I know some of you might be coming to this site in order to seek justification for seeing the movie, but be careful! Choose the narrow path my brothers! Read your Bibles!!

    • HAB

      I am sure you, as most people in our churches, take “creative license” every day with the bible and our faith. Sure, reading your bible is great but you too are going to decide how you will interpret it, hence, the many flavors of churches in out society. Self righteousness is not good.

  • D Barry

    “So the filmmakers added to the story. And honestly, there are “extra-Biblical” elements in the film. These are things that don’t line up with the Biblical account at all. If I had directed the film, I wouldn’t have added them, but this isn’t my film.”
    Here’s the problem guys…This is Hollywood (the biggest producer of sin in this nation) trying to tell a dramatized bible story. This is false doctrine hands down. We have a duty to not financially support supposed doctrine that adds to or subtracts from God’s Word. There should be absolutely no debate about that.
    ROMANS 16:17 – Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

  • fightyoctopus

    “Don’t make the perfect the enemy of the good” seems to sum up exactly why I love your thoughtful, informed(!!!) reaction. Thank you for posting this. Aronofsky has never disappointed me yet, so I’m so excited to see this!

    • Seriously

      Really? So you were a fan of his movie The Black Swan about a woman who goes crazy, becomes a lesbian, has lesbian sex with her rival, or is it her mother? and then bleeds to death on stage? That is telling. What an excellent director to make a movie based on the Bible!!! SMH

      • beard-second

        Well, the important thing is to remember that there is absolutely no sex or violence in the Bible, and every character only acts righteously, all the time.

  • Brian

    Warren’s #8 is quite troubling to me. What we find fringe, our children will find mainstream. It seems that just over a year ago, we (as a nation) were discussing how film and game influences drove the madness and evil behind Newtown shootings. For a Christian, we should not be so casual as to say, “It’s just a movie.” We did similar with the book, “The Shack.” In my own ministry, I have encountered many who have developed a very distorted view of God because of that heretical book. I recognize that we’re going to watch movies. We’re going to be exposed to non-Biblical influence and even blatantly antichrist messages. That doesn’t mean we have to rush toward a theater to expose our mind, our understanding, and our children to artistic license with regard to Scripture.

    • VintageNinja

      And anyone with any common sense could tell you that the film and game industry have not one iota to do with with “the madness and evil behind Newtown shootings.” Every reputable study has shown that violent crimes, especially gun related crimes, are decreasing over time. The intensity of the incidents have increased, but over-all crime has dropped. Do you know why? Because those same video games (which parents refuse to gauge before buying for their children) trigger the release of chemicals that actually inhibit man’s primal need for violence. We sate our natural blood-lust on virtual beings so that we don’t on real people. Amazing, right?

      And as far as this movie in particular goes, we, each and every one of us, can choose how we view this movie. It IS just a movie, just as The Shack is just a book. Neither is meant to be any sort of theological post to hitch your faith on. They are works of fiction. They will be interpreted as such by most. I realize, there are some who will look at this like they did the DaVinci Code and say, “Oh, look at this truth!” but they’re the ones that need to most teaching in your ancient religion. You want to help people? Stop stupidly boycotting films and do your job for once. Go out and minister.

      • Brian

        You enjoy the attack, eh? You’re missing a few facts, but I suspect you prefer to hit and run. I also recognize that you are likely not an adherent to Christianity (see “ancient religion” line in your post)… That’s fine. While I’d wish otherwise, you are free to believe in whom (or nothing) you’d like, and to see what movies you’d like… and I absolutely support your right to do so. In fact, I’d ask you to re-read my original, and point me toward the piece that calls for (as you term it) “stupidly boycotting films.” I’m pretty sure you won’t find it. My contention is that MINISTERS do not need to encourage congregational attendance at movies that most will assume are based on the Scripture. The idea is to educate, not confuse.

        Regarding the Shack, by the way… It was intended as a theological post. Not saying Noah is, but there are those who will perceive it at such (as you agree in your post).

        As for ministry, I do enjoy that part of my life. I get to eat, sleep, live, and work alongside Soldiers every day. That is some awesome stuff. And you know what? Most of them disagree with my theology. But I still get to love them, serve them, listen to them, and support them through all of life. That *is* ministry. I love every moment… even the not-so-glamorous parts.

      • Cathryn Sullivan

        AMEN!!!!

    • AJ

      Warren’s? You mean Phil Cooke’s

  • verbracity

    WONDERING HOW MUCH OF A BRIBE THE AUTHOR GOT?
    What’s his real motivation? Supporting his industry? His family?

    OH WAIT! THINK I’M TOO CYNICAL?
    Then why didn’t he write:
    WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD SEE NOAH WHEN IT’S ON TV or for a buck in Redbox?
    How many are aware two ppl named “Cooke” are on the crew of Noah??? hmmm?
    (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1959490/fullcredits/)

    ON THE CONTRARY; no Christians should see this movie.
    Let’s make their abuse of our views as financially painful as possible.
    Since that seems to be their ‘god’.
    And as with 100% of ALL media MAKE CERTAIN you preview it and have answers
    to explain and clarify any confusion it might give young believers.

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  • lovegoldenrule

    Why encourage Hollywood to make movies with atheistic people at the helm and that are undoubtedly full of inaccuracies (http://standupforthetruth.com/2013/11/12-reasons-not-to-fall-for-the-noah-movie-hype/)? Support movies like God’s Not Dead instead. They are doing it the right way. I say wait until Noah shows on TV to watch it if you must tickle your ears and eyes. Do not support it financially. Encouraging American Christians, who are already inundated with too much entertainment, to watch movies that are fraught with Biblical inaccuracy seems counter-productive. I’ll live if I never see it, and so would any other Christian. What we need are Christians making God-honoring movies, not atheistic Hollywood trying to get money from the Christian audience. And believe me, that is all they care about.

    • VintageNinja

      You mean like every Kirk Cameron flop? “Christians making God-honoring movies” doesn’t work because it doesn’t draw enough of an audience. No one wants to see them, and they have generally had such limited releases that people DON’T see them, and the money is wasted. If Christians want to do some good, donate to charities that need it, don’t waste money on terrible films.

      • lovegoldenrule

        Christians should not fall into the scheme of Hollywood, which is to try to make Christians feel guilty (narrow-minded bigots!) if they don’t plunk down money for this movie. It’s a bad movie (read the reviews) and no one should feel guilty as a Christian for protecting their minds against this rubbish. Support Christians who are making God-honoring movies so they can keep trying and getting better. I guess you might consider that money wasted if you don’t get the supreme movie experience, but I don’t. I am using my money to support a future of more God-honoring and God-themed movies. I am using a little of my money to try to change movie-making. I like to be entertained without being forced to listen to foul language, see gratuitous sexual situations, and having my faith slandered. If you like to see and hear all that, continue to support Hollywood.

    • sell412

      Biblical inaccuracies… like Caucasian Jesus? I don’t think we need to list them all. Every portrayal is an interpretation and will have some variation from what you or I hold to as true. I’m not saying one film is better than another or worse than another. No one is going to nail it perfectly (and honestly, how would we really know when they are telling stories that we have a few chapters of text on). But let them be the beginning of the conversation… the films aren’t meant to be Scripture.

    • Sebastian

      Woah woah woah, God’s Not Dead is wishy washy. I’m a Christian, but movies that are so incredibly one sided like God’s Not Dead, do not help out the Christian cause. It’s almost like propaganda that paints a picture of, “Everyone else is bad or wrong, Christians rule!” We need to relax and enjoy the fact that people are being interested in biblical stories. And if someone is only using movies as a form to be a Christian, then there’s something wrong with that picture.

      • Tonya M. Bigham

        It did show the atheist side so how is that one sided and the side of Christians who didnt want to stand up for God.

      • Debbie

        being interested in biblical stories is a great thing, but getting the wrong story is not. The movie Noah is not an accurate story.

    • Lizop

      Ray Comfort has made his own movie “Noah, the last days”. I’m told it’s very Biblically sound.

  • Worried

    Ham offers 12 “problem areas” that discerning Christians should be aware of:

    In the film, Noah was robbed of his birthright by Tubal-Cain. The serpent’s body (i.e., Satan), which was shed in Eden, was their “birthright reminder.” It also doubled with magical power that they would wrap around their arm. So weird!
    Noah’s family only consists of his wife, three sons, and one daughter-in-law, contrary to the Bible.
    It appears as if every species was crammed in the Ark instead of just the kinds of animals, thus mocking the Ark account the same way secularists do today.
    “Rocks” (that seem to be fallen angels) build the Ark with Noah!
    Methuselah (Noah’s grandfather) is a type of witch-doctor, whose mental health is questionable.
    Tubal-Cain defeats the Rocks who were protecting the finished Ark.
    A wounded Tubal-Cain axes his way inside the Ark in only about ten minutes and then hides inside. Tubal-Cain then convinces the middle son to lure Noah to the bottom of the Ark in order to murder him (because he was not allowed a wife in the Ark). Tubal-Cain stays alive by eating hibernating lizards. The middle son of Noah has a change of heart and helps kill Tubal-Cain instead.
    Noah becomes almost crazy as he believes the only purpose to his family’s existence was to help build the Ark for the “innocent” animals (this is a worship of creation).
    Noah repeatedly tells his family that they were the last generation and were never to procreate. So when his daughter-in-law becomes pregnant, he vows to murder his own grandchild. But he finally has a change of heart.
    Noah does not have a relationship with God but rather with circumstances and has deadly visions of the Flood.
    The Ark lands on a cliff next to a beach.
    After the Flood Noah becomes so distant from his family that he lives in a cave, getting drunk by the beach.

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    • VintageNinja

      And somehow Hamm is the only one who seems to have put this up. Could it be that this isn’t entirely factual? Surely that would be absurd….

      • nc gal

        Actually, Glenn Beck, who had an opportunity to view the film prior to its box office release, raised many of these same issues with the film as well. So, yes, it’s that absurd.

  • Worried..

    Did YOU watch the movie before writing this? The storyline seems to suggest that Noah went against the”evil” God and saved humanity… Really? Not one cent!!!! Hollywood needs to stop making such films.

    • 405Wrecks

      This. I can’t believe all the people defending this piece of crap movie. Let’s support movies that glorify God, not man.

  • kfBob

    Why wasn’t God mentioned once in the movie Noah?

    • VintageNinja

      “But I saw the movie anyway and wound up giving him the money.”

    • R Riley

      I agree. If I really is a Christian movie and based on a biblical story, then why isn’t God said once in the movie?

      • Becky

        Movies can’t be Christians.

      • HAB

        Really? That’s it? You can’t figure out who the creator is?

  • Mela’n Greathouse

    Phil,
    Kudos to you for following through on your compulsion to write a very relevant article about Christian’s readiness to criticize ANYTHING and ANYONE that is not 100% Biblically accurate.
    I too, have been praying for Hollywood to produce Bible Movies, and The Passion 10 years ago got their attention. I believe the movie NOAH COULD be a global Blockbuster and, like the Passion of The Christ, cause MANY to receive Christ as Savior and Lord.
    Really, it’s up to us! If we would PRAY for God to use this movie for His glory, and, if all followers of Jesus Christ would “support” this movie by attendance and buying a DVD for their families and friends, this would send a great signal to Hollywood, that they should produce more family friendly movies that happen to be Biblically focused.

    • Thanks – great point. It does send a powerful signal to Hollywood…

      • AD

        Supporting the movie NOAH in hopes of bringing glory to God and sending a powerful signal to Hollywood, would be like supporting “The Last Temptation of Christ” and hoping for the same.
        “We don’t really care if the movie is biblical, as long as it’s based on a Bible character. Thank you, Hollywood, for giving Christians a voice. Thank you, Hollywood, for giving us a way to talk to others about Christ, because the power of the gospel itself just isn’t quite enough…”
        I’m so, so sorry for the sarcasm, but this article just shocked me!

  • Misty Burdett

    Phil, I am SO glad you posted this! Christians tend to be extremely judgmental and I love your non-judgemental views – so refreshing!

  • Bo Melton

    I was encouraging people not to see the movie and now that the author of “Branding Faith” has endorsed it, I am sure I made the right decision.

    • Ha! Sounds good Bo. I may use that as a reverse endorsement of my book… :-)

  • Stuart Blessman

    Remember that time millions of people lost their faith because of The DaVinci Code? Yeah.

  • Here’s an updated feature video on the movie that you might find interesting:

  • Joeusa

    Why is it that when an event like this happens, the media seems to simply pick those out of their small sample group that they think will represent a Christian’s view and then report it as if that is what all Christian’s think?
    Any true believer would react as Mr Cooke has. Can’t wait to see this movie!

    • butterscotch

      I don’t think we’re a small sample group, but the path is surely narrow…true believers don’t accept a mockery of God’s word !

      • Cathryn Sullivan

        LOL…Mockery! Wow…You are sad.

    • butterscotch

      Please watch:

    • MKWhitt

      Thank you, Joeusa, we finally have the definitive test to recognize true believers. How helpful.

    • Cathryn Sullivan

      THANK you! I am a devout Christian and saw it and loved it! It was an awesome film filled with love, hope and God…AND it is entertaining and not a flop like so many other Christian movies tend to be!

  • patriot

    a bunch of pathetic reasons to go see a movie. basically what he means is “lets be open minded to what some evil heathens decided might be in the bible since it isn’t actually in there”. rick warren is a devil in sheeps clothing

  • Pete Miller

    Excellent exhortation. There has never been a Bible based movie that has been entirely accurate, But they help people visualize the culture and customs of Bible times and, hopefully, get people talking and curious to know what the real stories are as recorded in God’s Word. Burt Lancaster was an atheist and still played Moses in the TV miniseries years ago, Moses the Lawgiver. Although there were flagrant contradictions to Scripture, there were many thought provoking and tender moments and gave fuel to wonderful discussions and Biblical studies. With this film and Son of God and others in the wings, these are terrific tools for Christians. Let’s use them!

  • Pastor Mando P

    JUST THE FACT THE WORD OF OF GOD IS MENTION AND BIBLICAL RESEARCH IS BEING DONE TO MAKE THIS MOVIE ON NOAHS ARK , EXITES ME TO WANT TO PARTICIPATE! IM EXITED ABOUT GOD AND ANYTHING THAT BRINGS GLORY TO GOD! I WILL GO DEFINITLY SEE THIS MOVIE AND INCOURAGE MY CHURCH TO SEE IT AS WELL!
    PASTOR MANDO P.

    • verbracity

      Point #6 IS A BLATANT LIE.
      The #1 reason this was made was to MAKE MONEY!
      The #2 reason this was made was to promote the global warming hoax.
      IE; specifically to influence the single biggest block of the population that has not bought into that big fat lie;
      Christian conservatives.

      I don’t have the time to rip all of the deception apart for you here
      so lets cut to the chase. This was a frontal attack on Christianity and
      Judaism. These ppl HATE us and they HATE what we believe because it
      diametrically contradicts all they want to do. Think I’m kidding?
      Let’s see what the ATHEIST DIRECTOR has to say:
      “Atheist ‘Noah’ director brags film is least biblical Bible movie ever … ” (http://bit.ly/OVXHgn)

      ON THE CONTRARY; no Christians should see this movie.
      Let’s make their abuse of our views as financially painful as possible.
      Since money seems to be their ‘god’.
      And as with 100% of ALL media MAKE CERTAIN you preview it and have answers
      to explain and clarify any confusion it might give young believers.

    • AD

      This movie, in no way brings glory to God. It doesn’t even mention His name! Did you hear about the part where Noah considers the need to murder his grandbaby?

      • Cathryn Sullivan

        YES IT DOES! God has many names in the Bible if you actually READ it. Creator is one of them along with a host of other ones. Are you really a pastor?

    • Cathryn Sullivan

      THANK YOU! This is the kind of pastor that real christians respect!

  • Alex Stuart

    well, said. Well said indeed.

  • Rhonda Marsh

    I for one am ALL FOR a movie of biblical inspiration coming from Hollywood…if it drives people to the internet to do more research or to find an actual Bible and READ THE ACTUAL ACCOUNT, then who am I to argue?? I think it’s commendable to tackle ANY story from the Bible as a Hollywood producer/director/company. Make no mistake, I do not believe that the Bible should be altered, but then again, I know that God can – and DOES – work through ANY medium to reveal Himself to anyone who would choose to look for Him.

    • John

      Do you honestly think people will be driven “to the internet to do more research” much less get an actual Bible based on this monstrosity? This movie does not portray a loving, redemptive God intent on rescuing and preserving the righteous remnant, but a vindictive, vengeful god only grudgingly willing to overlook the survival of a few he otherwise really wanted to destroy with the rest. This god would attract the average moviegoer how exactly?

    • Becky

      If I’ve learned anything from the internet it’s that people really do believe everything they read or watch rather than seeking truth for themselves. In the age of instant everything people are too lazy to do any of the heavy work for themselves.

    • Cathryn Sullivan

      I am a Christian, saw the movie and went to the Bible to research the sons. You are right!

  • Hope

    Naima Lett is doing just that, being a “media missionary”

  • Jeff O’Neill

    Charlton Heston’s “The Ten Commandments” & the most recent “Son of God” were not biblically perfect portrayals but they effectively touched my heart. Kind of like our many denominations, different interpretations but most, if not all, attempting to lead people to Christ.

  • Marc Harper

    Epic portrayal inspired by a Bible story. Sign me up! I’ll be there opening weekend. If they position the nature of GOD to be something other than scripture portrays, then I have my right to post away.

    • That’s the beauty of movies like these – they spark conversation. I don’t know anyone who derived actual theological conclusions from Bruce Almighty and I don’t think anyone will change their view of God based on this film. But the conversation that gets started is a good opportunity for us to share with friends the biblical nature of God.