Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Waikato Times letter of the week #47

From the 7 March edition of the Waikato Times, a complaint that the movie Noah, starring Russell Crowe, is not historically accurate:
Not the real thing
This month, Hollywood will release a film about Noah from the Bible. Enthusiastic Bible-believers should be warned, however, that this film is more fictional story than an accurate telling of the true history of Noah and the ark. The website: has listed several troubling corruptions of the original biblical account.
Actor Russell Crowe portrays Noah as an almost maniacal creature-worshipping ruthless man instead of the blameless, upright patriarch of the Bible. The number and identity of the people that boarded the ark is important, and the movie gets this wrong. The “Noah” film makes a mockery of the actual animals in the ark, cramming all manner of species on board, unlike the actual fewer “kinds” of animals. Big-budget cinematography may make for an eye-dazzling theatre experience, but don’t expect the true history to be respected.

The web article the writer refers to is here and ends its list of alleged inaccuracies with this:
12. After the Flood Noah becomes so distant from his family that he lives in a cave, getting drunk by the beach.

Poor Russell Crowe, typecast again.

1 comment:

Craig Ranapia said...

In other shocking news: Despite what Black Swan would have you believe, taking your children to ballet lessons won't turn them into psychotic serial killers who have to put out for creepy choreographers to get leads, and go down on their rivals... just because. Probably.