Craig's Movie Reviews

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11) “Noah”

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Russell Crowe as Noah.

Russell Crowe as Noah.

No religious film is without controversy. The public will view it as too preachy, innacurate or, in a surprising number of cases, overly violent.

“Noah” received similar damning from factions of belief. It did not stick to the biblical story, it was blasphemous and the character’s motivations occasionally made no sense.

From my point of view, this is one of the smartest examinations of a religious subject put to film ever. The book of Genesis and the other places where the story of the great flood is written, even in Sunday School textbooks, is a story open to interpretation and that is exactly what this movie is about.

Not only are we invited to interpret it, but the characters explore a fundamental question of existence: “If God exists, how do we deal with that?”

This gorgeously shot story has made me look again at the story of Noah from a new perspective.

I won’t go too deeply into what my beliefs are of what actually happened, but I can share with you this analysis of the film: Renegade Cut – Noah.

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