Below this video review, there are two other significant & revealing reviews of the new movie ‘Noah.’
The Noah Movie Deception and the Last Days. By Joe Schimmel
Did you know, according to Hollywood, that the main reason God destroyed the ancient world with a flood was because of a lack of environmental activism and overpopulation? Did you know that Noah was a liberal eco-terrorist and the world’s “first environmentalist”? Did you know that Noah was really a callous, dark person? Did you know that Noah was a drunken, axe-wielding murderer? Did you know that Noah threatened to kill his eldest son’s wife and her unborn daughter, because he didn’t want the earth to be repopulated? Did you know that Noah’s old pal Methuselah (really old pal) was a witch doctor who guided Noah spiritually? Did you know that Noah enlisted the help of Satan’s fallen angels to protect him while building the ark?
… Did you miss all of this when you first read the biblical account of Noah and the great flood in the book of Genesis? Of course you didn’t miss these things, because they never happened!
Noah director, Darren Aronofsky, blatantly admits about the movie “Anything you’re expecting, you’re f**king wrong,” and “Noah is the LEAST BIBLICAL film ever made.” He also said, “I don’t think it’s a very religious story …I think it’s a great fable that’s part of so many different religions and spiritual practices.” – Darren Aronofsky, Variety 2012
Should we expect more from a director who has made a slew of Gnostic themed movies and who praises the Nephilim (“fallen ones”)? When Aronofsky tweeted that Nick Nolte would be playing the role of the fallen angel Samyaza (another name for Satan) who, according to the extra-biblical book of Enoch, is the one who led a revolt where the “sons of God” took for themselves the “daughters of men,” begetting Nephilim, Aronofsky praised the evil Nephiim, tweeting, “just added the legend in #noah . long live the nephilim! it was an honor.” (Source)
Obviously, Aronofsky’s triumphant praise of God’s enemies, “long live the nephilim!” is something no God-fearing man or woman could ever utter.
While the bible makes it clear that Noah was a righteous man, director Darren Aronofsky would have us believe, as he told the Guardian, “He’s a dark, complicated character.”
Hollywood screenwriter Brian Godawa condemned the Noah script under a post entitled “Darren Aronofsky’s Noah: Environmentalist Wacko.” Godawa wrote, “If you were expecting a Biblically faithful retelling of the story of the greatest mariner in history and a tale of redemption and obedience to God you’ll be sorely disappointed.”
Russell Crowe, who plays the lead character declared :
“The funny thing with people, they consider Noah to be a benevolent figure because he looked after the animals: ‘Awww, Noah. Noah and the animals.’ It’s like, are you kidding me? This is the dude that stood by and watched the entire population of the planet perish. He’s not benevolent. He’s not even nice. You know what I mean? At one point in the story his son says, ‘I thought you were chosen because you were good?’ And he goes, ‘I was chosen because I can get the job done, mate.’ So I think people are gonna be…judging from where their questions come from, I think they’re gonna be quite surprised what Noah actually means, what it means to be in that position.”
Aronofsky’s and Crowe’s claim that Noah is portrayed as an uncaring, dark person ultimately serves to make God appear even worse … Noah is portrayed as a reluctant murderer of innocent babies on God’s behalf, whereas God has no problem having Noah performing the dastardly deed.
Portraying God as evil is an ancient ploy that Satan used in the very beginning, when he sought to get Eve to believe that God was withholding the forbidden fruit from her, because she would supposedly become God (Genesis 3:1-6). We also see this tactic used when Satan tried to get Job to curse God and commit suicide (Job 1 & 2).
Historically, Satan has used this stratagem in a more sophisticated way through the tenets of Gnosticism. Now he continues to promote this ruse in the present through avenues like neo-Gnosticism and Hollywood. In this respect, Darren Aronofsky was a perfect candidate to be the director of the Noah movie, as he has plenty of Satanic/Gnostic themes and diabolical inversions going on in his previous movies (as we shall see later). For an eye-popping treatment of Gnosticism in popular movies, see our documentary, Hollywoods’ War on God!
Gnostic and Occult Elements in Aronofsky’s Films.
Aronofsky’s movie Noah, by painting God and Noah as dark and unmerciful characters, continues the age long, satanically inspired theme of calling good evil and evil good. We are truly living in days like those described in Isaiah:
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness…” (Isaiah 5:20).
Aronofsky’s Gnostic tendency to invert that which is holy with glorifying death and evil in his previous movies helps us to understand why Noah would be depicted as a dark character in the movie Noah.
Christians who understand spiritual warfare from a historical perspective will remember that it was the Gnostics of the first three centuries of church history who were the greatest threat to Christianity. Gnostics attacked the gospel of Jesus Christ by twisting the narrative of biblical stories to make God look evil and the dark powers appear heroic, e.g. “The Judas Gospel.” The spirit of Antichrist that thrived in the early church period is alive and well today, with greater avenues of deception than ever. In our video documentary Hollywood’s War on God, we examine several big movies that promote Gnostic/Satanic themes.
After reviewing some of Aronofsky’s previous movies and observing the fact that his films are riddled with Gnostic elements, asking him to direct the movie Noah would be akin to enlisting Beelzebub himself.
To read more of this review from Good Fight Ministries, please go to their site.
Below is an article by Ken Ham in Issue 3, Volume 7 of Answers Update, the newsletter by Answers In Genesis.
Below is an extract from the review from Ken Ham and Answers In Genesis.
Evil Is Good and Good Is Evil.
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20)
This verse repeatedly came to mind while reflecting on this movie because the film often flipped biblical morality on its head. It’s important to realize that the director and cowriter, Darren Aronofsky, is a self-professed atheist. This fact alone doesn’t mean that he couldn’t make a good film on the Bible’s history (especially if he seeks advice from Bible-believing Christians), but it should make believers wary of what he is going to present. Nearly every moral issue seen in Noah is inverted.
As mentioned earlier, Noah, renowned in the Bible for being a righteous man, is portrayed in the second half of the film as a psychopath bent on wiping out humanity. He is far more concerned about the plants and animals than he is about people.
Rather than being the holy God described in Scripture, the god of this film is a vengeful being who remains silent when Noah pleads for an answer about his pregnant daughter-in-law. The god of this film is shown as using the cruel process of evolution (survival of the fittest) to bring about Adam and Eve, meaning that billions of animals must have lived and died long before Adam sinned (more on the evolutionary teachings below). This pro-evolution approach turns the film’s god into a cosmic hypocrite. He wants Noah to save all the animals on the ark so they could repopulate a new paradise where man is absent, yet in the process of creating the world he allowed billions of animals to suffer and die long before man was ever on the scene. Why would he have ever created man in the first place?
The film’s “villain” is actually the one who makes some of the strongest (we are using that term very loosely) theological statements. Tubal-Cain reminds Noah’s son Ham that man was made in God’s image and that man had been given dominion over the animals and the earth. Of course, Aronofsky takes this to the extreme, perfectly in line with the usual Hollywood thinking. Tubal-Cain is the evil man, yet he believes in land ownership, gun ownership (yes, he wielded some sort of explosive projectile weapon), and man’s superiority over—and right to—hunt animals. He’s also portrayed as a meat-eater, which is depicted in the film as the worst possible sin. It’s true that man was not permitted to eat meat until after the Flood (Genesis 9:3), so it would have been wrong for Noah to eat meat prior to that time. But the film’s Noah was inordinately disgusted by this activity yet had no trouble butchering human beings made in God’s image when some people attempted to eat an animal (and in other scenes).
In the backstory told by Noah to his family once they are inside the ark, the serpent in the garden of eden sheds its skin. This distracts Adam while Eve wanders off to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. This shed snakeskin becomes some sort of magical talisman that Noah and his ancestors wrap around their forearm to use while blessing their children and for working wonders. So the shed skin of the serpent in the garden is good, yet God is bad.
In one of the strangest twists in the film, the fallen angels are the good guys. Yes, the fallen angels (called Watchers) are not demons but are the self-sacrificing heroes of the film. Aronofsky and Handel even flipped the morality of the non-canonical Book of Enoch and other ancient Jewish writings. In Enoch, an angel named Semjaza leads a group of 200 angels to come to earth and marry women, thus rebelling against God and corrupting mankind with their sorceries. Yet in the movie, these angels take pity on man because the vengeful god has thrown them out of the garden, so they leave heaven with good intentions—to help man. But the cruel god in this film causes them to crash into the ground. The earth clings to their bodies of light turning them into multi-armed rock giants (resembling a conglomeration of boulders). Methuselah, a sorcerer of sorts, is the only human who comes to their defense. He even used the magical snake skin to create an explosion that burned up hundreds of warriors who were trying to kill the rock giants/fallen angels.
In the middle of the film, Tubal-Cain finds Noah and declares his ownership over the land that Noah is on. He asks Noah if he really thinks that one man could stand against his army. Noah said, “I’m not alone.” Great! The Christian viewer thinks that Noah is about to demonstrate his dependence on God in the face of overwhelming odds. Wrong. At that moment, the rock giant Watchers, who sat motionless as piles of stone during the confrontation, stand up to intimidate Tubal-Cain and his army. In other words, Noah doesn’t depend on God to rescue him. His help comes from the fallen angels.
But it gets worse in Noah. The fallen angels, led by Semjaza, defend Noah and the ark at the start of the flood from Tubal-Cain’s raging army that is fighting to board the ark. The Watchers begin to fall one by one under the army’s onslaught. As the first one dies, the Watcher cries out to the heavens for forgiveness, then his rock-like body transforms into light and shoots up into the sky. This “resurrection” prompts another rock giant to proclaim, “He returns to the Creator.” So even though the Bible is quite clear that fallen angels cannot be saved and are destined for eternal punishment (Matthew 25:41; Hebrews 2:16; 2 Peter 2:4), Aronofsky lets his film’s real heroes go to heaven. Again, so much for biblical accuracy.
Given these moral reversals in the film, it is astonishing that any Christian leader could possibly endorse Noah. It’s truly incredible to think that Aronofsky and Handel just happened to overlook these points. No, their script includes clear, deliberate attempts to subvert the Bible’s morality, along with Scriptures proclamation of God’s character, the concepts of righteousness and mercy, the eternal judgment awaiting fallen angels, and man’s place in creation.
To read more of this review from Answers In Genesis, please go to their site AIG.
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For more reviews on Noah, see the below links.