“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.” Genesis 6:4,7
About the only thing this Noah movie seems to have taken from the Genesis account of the flood is they spelled Noah’s name correctly. Past that, it seems to be a free-for-all in the artistic license department. The bible tells us that God (who is never mentioned by Name in the movie) sent the flood because fallen angels had mated with human women and produced a demonic offspring known as Nephilim, (the Hebrew word for giants). But in this movie, the Nephilim are the ones helping Noah build the boat. Typical liberal nonsense of making the bad guys into good guys. Progressives love revisionist history.
Adding to the non-biblical nature of this movie, there is a running undercurrent of “green” propaganda from the “climate change” people – Foraging with one of his sons, Noah instructs, “We only collect what we need, what we can use.” A movie like this is designed to cast doubt on the accuracy and believablity of the bible as true and trustworthy.
Hollywood Reporter: The narrative of the global flood that wiped out almost all earthly life is the original disaster story, one that’s embraced by most of the major world religions, which means that conservative and literal-minded elements of all faiths who make it their business to be offended by untraditional renditions of holy texts will find plenty to fulminate about here.
Already banned in some Middle Eastern countries, Noah will rile some for the complete omission of the name “God” from the dialogue, others for its numerous dramatic fabrications and still more for its heavy-handed ecological doomsday messages, which unmistakably mark it as a product of its time. But whether you buy these elements or not, this is still an arresting piece of filmmaking that has a shot at capturing a large international audience both for its fantasy-style spectacle and its fresh look at an elemental Bible story most often presented as a kiddie yarn.
One of the striking things about the Noah tale is that it presents a fallible Creator, one who admits to disappointments over shortcomings in the product of the sixth day of creation with the remark, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the ground, man and beast and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” The exceptions are middle-aged Noah (Russell Crowe), his wife, Naameh (Jennifer Connelly), and sons Shem (Douglas Booth), Ham (Logan Lerman) and Japheth (Leo Carroll), who are estranged from the rest of humanity and live apart from it, struggling to survive in forbidding surroundings. source – Hollywood Reporter