Noah Movie Review. Religion Class Religion Essay

2625 words - 11 pages

Knasel Final Paper
The film Noah is an American biblical drama film that was released in 2014 (Paramount Pictures, 2014).  The biblical story that is displayed in the movie Noah was considered a controversial film.  This film is an artistic summary that is inspired by the Bible.  

The movie allows the viewer to reflect on parts of the Bible.  It does not imply that it is based on facts or a true story.  It is simply inspired by the story of Noah’s Ark in the Book of Genesis. 

The film was directed by Darren Aronofsky, who is noted for grossing over 362 million dollars with the film, Noah ("Noah Bio," 2014).  He was nominated for many awards for this film as well as prior films.  However, Noah was his highest grossing film to date. 

In my opinion, Noah did a good job of recreating the story of Noah’s Ark.  It did have many of the same events from the Bible that are referenced in the film.  The film-makers had to take a small section in the Bible and make it into a movie that was over two hours long.  Therefore, they had to add and omit some things to make it film worthy. 

The film had to entice the audience to want to watch the movie.  It needed to be similar to the real story, yet interesting enough for people to pay big money at the box offices. Therefore, they had to make some compromises between fact and fiction.

This film was listed as controversial because there were people who viewed the film as true evidence of the Bible.  They felt as if the film was discredited the Bible and was making fun of the way it was stated in the actual Book of Genesis.  They felt it was an insult to even make such a film. 

However, it was never meant to be this way.  It was not a religious movie, it was pure entertainment with a twist of biblical history. In my opinion, this is where some movie critiques went wrong.  They should not have taken the movie to such a personal level when they heard it was inspired of the biblical text.   

One important piece to note here is that with the Bible, there are so many important messages to be read.  However, everyone interpretation can be different.  My interpretation of a passage can be very different then my neighbor’s.  

This is why I feel so many people wanted to judge the film.  They wanted to take the context from their understanding of the Bible.  Again, this was not the directors intent.  Certain countries even forbid the movie from being displayed in theaters.  

The director had a tough job of making a film that so many people were already familiar with the real story of Noah’s Ark.  He adds and omits many things throughout the film.  One of the most interesting things I noticed in this film is that it speaks unambiguously about God.  It speaks of “the Creator”.  However, a mention of God is when Ham, who was Noah’s son, said to another “My Father says there can be no king.   The Creator is God” 2014 (Paramount Pictures, 2014).  That was one mention that stuck out in my mind. 

There...

Find Another Essay On Noah movie review. Religion class - Religion - Essay

This isn't really a true essay but rather many helpful terms acquired from my world religion class. These terms apply to many religions around the world wether they be current or of the past

1140 words - 5 pages Torah -(Hebrew, "law" or "doctrine"), in Judaism, the Pentateuch, especially when in the form of a parchment scroll for reading in the synagogue. The Torah is the cornerstone of Jewish religion and law.Mishnah, first part of the Talmud, a codification of the oral law of the Old Testament and of the political and civil laws of the Jews. It was compiled and edited (orally) in the last quarter of the 2nd century ad or the first quarter of the 3rd

"The Critic" Twain, a severe critic of the general public and its cruel, inane conventions, ridicules religion, lower class, and upper class, in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."

642 words - 3 pages The CriticMark Twain's novel, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," pokes fun at society on all different levels. From dialect and word usage to religion and people's actions, many aspects of society are satirized. This criticism makes the drama in the book light instead of heavy. Twain, a severe critic of the general public and its cruel, inane conventions, ridicules the following three aspects of society; religion, the lower class, as well as

Religion Essay

774 words - 3 pages Religion Essay People come first, Christian moral teaching are firmly based on their principle. Using material from the unit Holocaust, in which I studied. I will discuss whether or not, this rule "people come first" has always been important. Me being a child of God, and of good moral christian belief, I am going to see how I can apply this principle of "people come first" But in perspective to my life. My view.I firmly believe that people

Book Review of Ancient Greek Religion by Jon D. Mikalson

1207 words - 5 pages Approaching the subject of ancient Greek religion one encounters a paradox – simultaneously we know too little and too much. The Greeks have neither a word for religion in their vocabulary, nor possessed sacred books or religious texts, they neither formed clergy, nor appointed a person to exercise absolute religious authority. However, in Greek society the ubiquity and presence of their gods consumed the commoners, influenced the politicians

Persuasive Essay on Religion

861 words - 3 pages references. In this essay I clearly disprove the arguments that religious people present for the existence of a higher force, I provided evidence from which we can conclude that there is no God. I find religion something for the weak minded, I don't fight religion, I just think the people with a strong mind shouldn't be religious, for they themselves can see there is absolutely no point in believing in something that isn't there. References: http

Confucianism: A Religion Essay

869 words - 4 pages time, these "rules", or rather practices, went from forced habits to form its own religion. This was a result of the snowball effect- as more and more thinkers began to catch on to these rules, they added their own idea, just like adding snow on to a snowball, and the thinkers' ideas were accepted and became a part of the religion. One of these thinkers, Kong-fu-zi, or better known by the outside world as "Confucius", was one of the most

Parallels between the lives of Jesus and Buddha, done for a Comparative religion class

918 words - 4 pages Parallels between the lives of Jesus and BuddhaJesus and Buddha were some of the most influential figures in their times and their legacies have continued to influence the development of the world's religions. In this paper I will talk about the lives of Jesus and the Buddha. While Jesus grew up relatively poor and had to work, Buddha also known as Siddhartha Gautama grew up as the son of a wealthy land owner. I will also talk about the

A Review of Therapists' Integration of Religion and Spirituality in Counseling

1176 words - 5 pages Summary In this meta-analysis of integration of spirituality and religion in the counseling field, the authors seek to understand the skills and attitudes needed to integrate these variables into counseling. Among those that were studied are awareness of one’s own culture and heritage, respect for the diversity found in people concerning spirituality and religion and recognition of one’s helping style and how it may be perceived by clients

Islam Religion and role of Women - Religion - essay research

1615 words - 7 pages embrace the religion and if people end up being better or worse having followed the religion”. Muslim Women Many societies regard women as a second-class citizen and underprivileged to basic rights that the male population enjoys. Resenting efforts have been castigated by many women who want to obtain equal status especially in the modern Western states. Unlike the Islam women, they are swung into licentiousness society that has made the West regard

The Seek of A Universal Religion - Religion - Essay

1767 words - 8 pages Ly Chan Phuc Advance Composition The Seek of A Universal Religion After a long time of opposing religions, scientists have changed their minds. They used to have a lot of prejudices and criticisms on faiths and viewed these ideas as unscientific and superstitious. Not until now they have to confess that religion is a must for every single person. People trust in a religion because it is the only way to get mutual compassion, which the world full

Forrest Gump Movie Review Essay

1556 words - 7 pages Melodi Chin Ms.Visconti English I-H, Period 5 4 May 2014 Forrest Gump Movie Review Essay Often, hardships such as war, separation from the ones you love, terrorism, and bullying can bring your self esteem, motivation, and even personality down to a lower level. It can be difficult to stay strong and keep progressing with the many misfortunes that can occur. Likewise, Robert Zemeckis’ Forrest Gump shows how the protagonist, Forrest Gump, deals

Similar Essays

This Is A Reading Response From My Class Religion In The Media Religion In The Media Assginment

695 words - 3 pages The topic of discussion within this reading response will be ‘Religion and the Internet’, some bigger questions on this topic that were brought to my attention during class were: ‘How does the internet shape our perceptions about religion?’ and ‘Is this any different from other forms of media such as radio or television?’. To attempt to answer the first question from my own perspective, is that the internet can provide an extreme amount of

An Indonesian Essay Abput Baitul Mqdis Religion Class Essay

853 words - 4 pages Orang-orang Kristen pada awal-awal tahun perang Salib mampu menaklukkan banyak daerah yang didiami oleh masyarakat Muslim dan penaklukan ini telah banyak memompa semangat mereka sehingga tertanam keinginan untuk menaklukkan Kairo, ibu kota pemerintahan Bani Fatimiyyah. Pasukan besar orang-orang Kristen bergerak ke arah kota Kairo dan merebut, merampas dan membunuh orang-orang yang tinggal daerah-daerah yang terdapat dalam lintasan perjalanan

Book Review Religion Early Modern History Ba Essay

1031 words - 5 pages Set 2 Dr.M.Pattenden 15076931 The Refashioning of Catholicism, 1450-1700: A Reassessment of the Counter-Reformation. By Robert Bireley. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University Press, 1999. Vii + 231pp. Bireley is a professor of history at Loyola University, Chicago and is known to mainly specialise in European history concentrating on early modern Catholicism

A Comparison Essay Discussing The Different Beliefs And Concepts Of Alan Strang's Parents' From The Play Equus By Peter Shaffer. The Essay Discusses The Different Beliefs On The Main Issues Of The...

672 words - 3 pages Untitled "Equus" Distinct differentiation on certain concepts under one household can cause a child to be confused and torn between two worlds. Equus depicts the state of mind of Alan Strang and how the conflicting beliefs of his parent's set his development as a teenager and a troubled boy. "Class". Few have it, many desire it, and then there are those who like to believe they obtain it. Dora Strang