The trailer for Noah looks compelling. I’ve been wary of it because of rumors I’ve been hearing for the last year about the early scripts, but you can’t see that trailer and not at least hope they got their act together. Now that we’re close to the release date, we finally have more solid news about it. Brian Godawa (creator of Cruel Logic, writer of To End All Wars, and author of Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom & Discernment) recommends some reviews “From 3 Guys Who Have Seen It.” Regarding the third guy’s review, he says:
I say this because his view represents what I think most movies are, a mixture of good and bad elements. And he acknowledges both with fairness.
His five positives are:
Noah’s context among all films is positive.
Noah knows its place among Bible films.
Noah follows the basic plotline of the biblical story.
Noah takes some key Gospel doctrines seriously.
Noah takes some textual elements literally.
His five negatives are:
Noah’s main character does not ring true.
The environmental agenda is overdone.
The theistic evolution scene will be a concern for many.
The Nephilim concept seems convoluted.
Secondary biblical details are blurred.
Those first two were my biggest concern about the script that I had read. We will see if they have pulled back on the extremity of those depictions or not. As I’ve always said, I was analyzing a script, not the movie, and we will see if there is much of a change there.
I have to say, I’m especially disappointed to find out that “in the trailer where Noah says, ‘I am not alone,’ he is not talking about God.”
See Godawa’s post for links to the other two reviews.