This is my review of the current Noah movie, starring Russell Crowe. As this is my first time writing a review on anything it may not be what you are expecting. lol For those who have a deeper understanding of the bible and have read the other missing books of the bible this movie will not impress you due to its lack of truth in a lot of the story. For those who are new to the Bible or have little understanding, this movie may peak your interest enough to study the bible more and start you on the path that YHWH intended you to be on.
The first thing to be aware of is that the Director Darren Aronofsky is a professed atheist. So I can’t see someone who does not believe or follow YHWH our God to truly know or understand the Bible and any of the other missing books of the Bible. Some may say “what does it matter”, the Flood and Noah are a myth/fable or story. Even if you leave out what is written in the bible about it, the fact that earth itself bears record of a worldwide flood then makes it impossible to say it’s not true.
For those who have not seen the movie and wish to do so, should stop reading this as it will give a lot of the movie away.
With all that being said, on with my take of the movie.
The movie starts with Noah as a teen being taught by his father Lamech when Lamech is killed by Tubal Cain, this is wrong as the bible doesn’t state how Lamech died but from what I read in the following scriptures, I would say he died of natural causes or old age. Genesis 5: 28-32 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: and he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed. And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters: and all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died. And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
The movie by Noah having dreams from YHWH, showing him that he was going to destroy the earth via water. I have studied the Bible a lot and though I don’t know everything on it, as no one can truly say they have the Bible totally figured out. I will say that this to me is inaccurate as from what I have read in the Bible It in every case I have seen it says how YHWH has revealed his plan to man, either through a vision, dream or he outright speaks to the person he is looking to educate. In the case of Noah I see him outright speaking to him and explaining and instructing him on what was going to happen and how to prepare for it. Genesis 6:12-20 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it. And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die. But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee. And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive. And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them. Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.
The movie says that the animals came on the ark in pairs perpetuating the myth that there were only 2 of every animal and creature placed on the ark. This is not true the Bible says Genesis 6:2-3 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female. Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
The Bible says nothing about having the animals put to sleep by some burning herb or plant or anything so this is inaccurate.
Tubal Cain who is an actual person in the bible but is not mention in the scripture as having any interaction with Noah, is shown as stowing away on the ark, this is false as there were only 8 people on the ark. Genesis 6:18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee.
Noah is shown wrapping a snake or serpent skin around his left arm as did his father Lamech earlier in the movie. Noah then touches his grandchildren with it as he is blessing them. I find this disturbing as if the creator of the movie is trying to suggest that the skin of the serpent which is portrayed as that of satan and that it is through satan that we are blessed and that he is our true god.
The movie shows that there were watchers on the earth before and during the time Noah was building the ark. The watchers are a class of angels that YHWH our God created that came to earth and human women to be their wives. Genesis 6:1-2 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. These same women then gave birth to their offspring which were actual giants. Genesis 6:4 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. The movie portrays the Watchers as Giant rock monsters with 6 arms. The Bible does not state the watchers were turned to rock. They are also depicted as being good when in fact they were not. The Watchers did not help Noah in anyway build the ark.
Some things I liked about the movie
I like the fact that the movie showed the waters of the deep jetting up from the ground in large fountains. I do feel that this was a fairly accurate visual of what it would have looked like at the time of the flood.
I like how it showed the animals coming to the ark as if directed by YHWH to do so this I feel is what may have actually took place.
I liked that the movie speaks of the watchers, even though it is not accurate in what and who they were as this brings them to light for those who may not know their Bible very well or the true history of them.
Some things I didn’t like about the movie
The movie looks to portray Noah as a mean spirited person when he was not. It also portrays YHWH our God as a being a mean God for killing everything off.
The movie showed watchers helping Noah Build ark is untrue.
Watchers being portrayed as good and that when they died they went back to Heaven. This is not true.
Movie didn’t stay true to YHWH’s word in the Bible or other missing books of the Bible.
Movie showed 2 of Noah’s sons as kids when in actuality they had wives before they entered the ark.
My final thoughts on the Movie
What people need to realize is that everything except for Noah and the other 7 people of his family were corrupt. What this means is that their actual being or DNA was corrupted due to hybridization through Satan and the angels that followed him as well as the Watchers who themselves are angels. Even the animals were corrupted through hybridization. To those who may be new to YHWH’ our God’s word or those who may have not invested enough time into reading and understanding his word, this may all seem like wild stuff but in reality is what really took place. YHWH needed to cleanse the earth as no one was actually a human anymore as YHWH had originally created us though Adam and Eve.
In my opinion, if the Director wanted to tell the true story Of Noah he should have read the Bible and the other missing books of the Bible such as the book of Enoch, Jasher and others. These books are not part of the current Bible, but you will find references to them in the current Bible even Jesus speaks of a few of them.
As someone who takes YHWH our God and the Bible which is his word I would have to give this movie a failing grade as it does not tell the true account of Noah and the Flood. I feel if they would have used all that there was written on the event which isn’t a lot they could have still made a far better movie than the one they put out. I found the movie to be very average and not that impressive.
I may have missed some things from the movie so If anyone has an opinion or info they would like to add, please feel free to leave a comment below. If you would like to do a deeper discussion, I’m up for doing a Skype chat.