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« on: November 16, 2013, 09:14:23 PM »
Noah

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1959490/




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Re: Noah
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2013, 10:13:50 PM »
Looks like a good fiction movie.
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Re: Noah
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2013, 10:21:58 PM »
They say that it's ambiguous whether it's set in the future.  I asked when they would also do Xenu, because he was the one who brought souls to the volcano.
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Re: Noah
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2013, 10:47:06 PM »
MB, I'll be the first to admit I was excited to hear about this a couple years ago. From what I had read it sounded like it was going to be an epic Odyssey type movie. I can't find the article I read but to paraphrase the director: "It isn't going to be religious- it's a fable we can turn into an epic." That trailer though...yeesh... I'll have to pass.
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Re: Noah
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2013, 11:53:45 PM »
Not sure you CAN do the story of Noah, or in this case NOAH!!! without having it be religious.

I'm still trying to figure out where the exploding sword comes in.  Sure, it's a pretty cool effect but ah... what?
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Re: Noah
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 01:06:12 AM »
I'm still trying to figure out where the exploding sword comes in.  Sure, it's a pretty cool effect but ah... what?

There was one flaming sword in the Bible which protected the tree of life after Adam and Eve were cast out. Could be a spin off that.
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Re: Noah
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2013, 01:08:25 AM »
Looks like a 10/10 movie. An instant classic.
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Re: Noah
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2013, 01:08:56 AM »
Don't see a lot of trees in that shot... maybe they were all chopped up for the the ark?  After all it's made of penguinbark or somesuch right?
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Re: Noah
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2013, 05:33:02 AM »
Noah looks like a bad ass.  Where did he get his magic sword?  From He Man?
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Re: Noah
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2013, 06:47:06 AM »
They even put in the creationist theories of water coming up from out of the Earth.

I hope this shit flops spectacularly and bankrupts the studios involved.

and Emma Watson... you are no longer my favourite fantasy. Go hang your head in shame!

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Re: Noah
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2013, 08:01:38 AM »
BAHAHAHAHA...

Man, i love religious movies, they are the most stupid things my eyes have ever seen.
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Re: Noah
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2013, 08:37:36 AM »
At least religious people may see the similarities with fiction movies like Lord of the Rings and discover their religion is all made up bullshit.
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Re: Noah
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2013, 09:18:49 AM »
At least religious people may see the similarities with fiction movies like Lord of the Rings and discover their religion is all made up bullshit.
The trouble is that people identify with characters from LoR, and are likely to identify with characters from this piece of garbage thus confirming their belief. Therre should be a warning that precedes films of this type: "All characters and events in this film are imaginary. Any similarity between known history and what is portrayed is purely coincidental."
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Re: Noah
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2013, 09:35:14 AM »
http://beginningandend.com/russell-crowes-noah-film-a-warning-for-christians/

Read this. Apparently Aronofsky fucked it up really well, so it looks like LoTR vs Greenpeace.
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Re: Noah
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2013, 10:04:15 AM »
It gets worse! The film is illiterate, juvenile garbage and suddenly some godbotherer says it isn't garbage enough. "We need more ridiculous and improbable things!" You couldn't make this stuff up!
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Re: Noah
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2013, 03:02:22 PM »
The story of Jesus by Mel Gibson was BAD enough.......now this crap
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Re: Noah
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2013, 03:07:10 PM »
Are there any good, well-made religious movies that are also acceptable by believers? Is it possible to make a mythical tale into something that both believers in that particular faith and, well, the rest of the planet can accept and enjoy?  :?
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Re: Noah
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2013, 04:12:51 PM »
Part of the problem is that these huge, epic Old Testament events really only add up to a few sentences, so anything as ambitious as a motion picture (or, at least, one which lasts more than five or ten minutes, tops) will necessarily have more filler, more artistic license, more personal interpretations and more sheer, extra-biblical invention than anything else. There's simply no way around it. Even if someone was aiming to make a film which was totally respectful of the original narrative, there would have to be so much more invented material than anything pulled directly from the source that there would always be bits bound to offend, anger or confuse certain people.

I'm not a huge fan of theses epic type movies in any case, but I don't particularly see where treating the story as basically a piece of mythology in the same vein as anything pulled from the Greek,  Roman, Norse or Egyptian pantheons (for example) would make it less entertaining just because it's (apparently pretty loosely) based on a story which most of us were probably presented with as though it was true at some point. Plus, if it does end up painting Biblegod in a less-than-favorable light, it will be amusing to see the backlash.

Anyway, I notice that Anthony Hopkins is in it, and since I've been pretty much in love with him for the past 40 years, I might give it a watch.

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Re: Noah
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2013, 05:03:29 PM »
I just love the tag-line "Rediscover the epic story of one man and the most remarkable event in our history." Kind of says that Jesus' life couldn't have been that remarkable. Lol. Perhaps it was made by Jews

And it's not even positing itself as a fictional tale at all. 
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Re: Noah
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2013, 05:09:25 PM »
Are there any good, well-made religious movies that are also acceptable by believers? Is it possible to make a mythical tale into something that both believers in that particular faith and, well, the rest of the planet can accept and enjoy?  :?
It's been a long time since I've seen it so I can't speak of the quality but would Charlton Heston's "The Ten Commandments" count?  I know it has been on tv several times, but I can't remember if it would qualify as a "good" movie.
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Re: Noah
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2013, 06:06:34 PM »
It's been a long time since I've seen it so I can't speak of the quality but would Charlton Heston's "The Ten Commandments" count?  I know it has been on tv several times, but I can't remember if it would qualify as a "good" movie.

It's really dated, for me, when I try to watch it anymore, but it did rank as one of my favorite movies for a while when I was younger. I first saw it back in 1970 or so, when it was being screened (for whatever reason) by a local drive-in (dating myself even more right there!), and it definitely made an impression on my 11-year-old self. Which probably isn't the most ringing endorsement, but as movies from that time period go, especially Biblical epics, I'd say it was quite well made.

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Re: Noah
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2013, 07:03:52 PM »
Need a boat?

I Noah guy!

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Re: Noah
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2013, 11:53:02 PM »
Are there any good, well-made religious movies that are also acceptable by believers? Is it possible to make a mythical tale into something that both believers in that particular faith and, well, the rest of the planet can accept and enjoy?  :?

Hard to say.  The Last Temptation of Christ was decent, it was picketed by Christians for showing Jesus as a human... but that was before they saw it.
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I just love the tag-line "Rediscover the epic story of one man and the most remarkable event in our history." Kind of says that Jesus' life couldn't have been that remarkable. Lol. Perhaps it was made by Jews

And it's not even positing itself as a fictional tale at all.

Guess Jesus ranks, what... third or fourth most remarkable? 
He needed that flaming sword.

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It looks like the movie is going with having ALL the variations of every species on the boat.

For example here with too many snakes on the boat.



I wonder if it'll show him dropping each set of creatures on the appropriate continents.  "Ok, all marsupials hop off here".





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Re: Noah
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2013, 01:55:57 AM »
Are there any good, well-made religious movies that are also acceptable by believers? Is it possible to make a mythical tale into something that both believers in that particular faith and, well, the rest of the planet can accept and enjoy?  :?

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Re: Noah
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2013, 02:08:27 AM »
Never was a fan of Emma, but this is kinda sad :/

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Re: Noah
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2013, 02:56:57 AM »
Are there any good, well-made religious movies that are also acceptable by believers? Is it possible to make a mythical tale into something that both believers in that particular faith and, well, the rest of the planet can accept and enjoy?  :?

I'm not one but I enjoyed "Kingdom of Heaven", the Director's cut, never seen the theatrical. Aronofsky is a pretty good director, though I didn't care for The Black Swan, but I enjoyed his other films.

Look at skeptic: loves it because...why? I have no idea. I mean, he's stated before he's a NT Christian, so why he's excited about a "Jewish" film is beyond me.

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Re: Noah
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2013, 02:59:30 AM »
Are there any good, well-made religious movies that are also acceptable by believers? Is it possible to make a mythical tale into something that both believers in that particular faith and, well, the rest of the planet can accept and enjoy?  :?
It's been a long time since I've seen it so I can't speak of the quality but would Charlton Heston's "The Ten Commandments" count?  I know it has been on tv several times, but I can't remember if it would qualify as a "good" movie.

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Re: Noah
« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2013, 05:04:58 AM »
what about Ben-Hur ( the charlton hestion version)?

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Re: Noah
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2013, 10:31:07 AM »
It's been a long time since I've seen it so I can't speak of the quality but would Charlton Heston's "The Ten Commandments" count?  I know it has been on tv several times, but I can't remember if it would qualify as a "good" movie.
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