Monday, March 2, 2015

Discover a Journey of Faith in NOAH'S ARK, an UP Original Movie

MOVIE REVIEW

Movie: Noah's Ark

Network: UP

Original Air Date: March 22, 2015







CAST:

David Threlfall ... Noah
Joanne Whalley ... Emmie
Nico Mirallegro ...
Ashley Walters ...
Emily Bevan ...
Hannah John-Kamen ...
Georgina Campbell ...
Ian Smith ...
Michael Fox ...
Andrew Hawley ...





PLOT:

The UP Premiere Movie "Noah's Ark," written by Tony Jordan (Hustle, The Nativity), is a retelling of the biblical story of Noah and The Ark. Noah, a farmer and family man, is instructed by an angel to build an ark in the middle of a desert in order to save both his family and the faithful from a devastating flood. A seemingly impossible task, especially when his sons refuse to believe him and help, Noah risks ridicule and humiliation from the degenerate townsfolk as well as his loving but exasperated family, in his quest to carry out his God-given task. Co-produced with the BBC, "Noah's Ark" is a timeless tale; a story of family and faith; about one man's belief and fixation with building the ark which will ultimately save his family and mankind. It is an obsession which leads to the fragmentation of his family, a test of their faith in their father and their father’s faith in God and everything he believes in.


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6 comments:

  1. Too bad Hollywood has to put their spin on anything Biblical!! I didn't see Russell Crowe's "Noah" but I'm looking forward to this one!!

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  2. I really wanted to like the UP Networks “Noah’s Ark” (March 22, 2015). I was praying there would be no exploding rock monsters from Russell Crowe’s NOAH. No rock monsters. I was hoping there would be no “thee’s” and “thou’s” like in John Huston’s “The Bible” from 1966. No Shakespeare. But once again I was disappointed. Caution “spoiler alert.”

    First let me say that David Threlfall was excellent as Noah in a moving, uncompromised portrayal but that’s about it. The addition of an adopted son (Kenan from Islamic writings) was a major disappointment. Not only is the faithless Kenan or Canaan fictional but he was cast as a major character who was drawn to the nearby city of wickedness by a woman named Sabah who seduces him away from the family – Noah’s true sons are minor characters who think their Father is mentally ill. God sends a messenger to Noah (not biblical) who tells him of the flood and that anyone can go on the Ark (not biblical) and escape the deluge. Noah’s wife was portrayed as a chronic worrier with little or no faith but in the end helps her husband build the Ark because she believes in him (Noah) not Gods plan. Noah goes into town and is ridiculed by the locals who injure him. Noah’s wife becomes ill, recovers and scolds her sons into helping Noah build the Ark. The Ark is finished but no wild life has arrived except 15-20 locals who also want to escape the flood.Noah is confused about the lack of flood and animals. Noah’s frustration prompts God to send the deluge with many locals entering the Ark while Noah goes after Kenan who refuses to leave Sabah. The animals arrive (only in silhouette from a distance) who can’t be seen but only heard on the Ark. Noah arrives back at the Ark, enters with his family and prepares for the flood. The long awaited deluge lasts a whopping twenty seconds with bad CGI (translation: they must have ran out money). As quickly as the flood came it went. Noah sits alone in the desert (the Ark in the distance) and Gods messenger (again, not biblical) returns to talk to Noah. Ham, Shem and Japheth with their families symbolically scatter in the desert (similar to the cheesy ending of “The Greatest Story Ever Told” where the disciples scatter). Ham tells his mother that if his pregnant wife has a son they will name him Kenan or Canaan (a desperate attempt to reconcile Genesis 10:6 with the non-biblical Kenan/Canaan). The producers of this film definitely ran out of money. Rick Dack, Defending the Bible Int'l.

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    1. Thank you Rick for taking the time to give us this complete review of Noah's Ark. Like you, I was hoping to like this movie, however, I realize now I was quite mistaken in my belief that this version would be better, more Biblically accurate, than others that have been released. I appreciate you sharing in great detail the inaccuracies of the movie "Noah's Ark" and God's word and I will direct others to read your review so that, they, too are informed.

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  3. I too was disappointed in the movie.

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    1. Thank you Becky for sharing that. I appreciate knowing you & others felt the same as I did, on this movie.

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  4. Include me too, Net! I was really disappointed....not my understanding of Biblical interpretation....so sad they can't get it right.

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