A No Holds Barred Review of Noah : The Movie (2014)

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***Update – April 6, 2014 – In the light of upcoming research that I’m doing on the movie Noah, I’ve edited this review and toned down the level of rhetoric.***

All right.

Up until yesterday, I had heard a whole lot of hype about the Noah movie and honestly, couldn’t care less.  It’s a Hollywood production and, like The Passion of the Christ, I thought it would be an attempt by some theologically confused celebrities (for example) or a theologically liberal director/producer (for example) to atone for all the moral necrosis that they’ve unleashed upon the world at 24 frames per second (or now 48).  There’s a huge difference between films made by Christians and films made by “Hollywood Christians” (the difference being a biblical  worldview vs. an explicitly pagan worldview hiding behind re-defined biblical terminology), and I generally ignore all the “Christian/religious”…

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Bring It To the 21st Century

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Classics have often been used as a basis for new, and sometimes quite popular, stories.

They can be given a modern twist like these:

  1. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding (based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice)
  2. Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman (based on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet)
  3. The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesy (based on Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre)

Or the story can be retold from another perspective:

  1. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson (based on J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan)
    As the title suggests, retold from Tiger Lily’s perspective.
  2. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire (based on L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz)
    As the title suggests, retold from the perspective of the Wicked Witch of the West.
  3. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (based on Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre)
    Retold from the perspective…

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The Beauty of Words: Part XII -Comfort

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So often in life, we are in need of comfort, consolation, solace in the words, hands and heart of another human being. We crave this urgently, this knowledge that someone cares, that we are not alone.

Don’t mistake me, I do not and have never deemed all-encompassing platitudes and token phrases as comforting in the least. Comfort comes in when a person cares enough to ask what is troubling you, cares enough to want to alleviate your pain, and (if actions should not suffice or simply aren’t possible) gives you, through speech, hope, courage, strength and renewed will.

This is why, especially when others are hurting, it is always best to choose your words wisely. And with love.

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