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Christians Unhappy With Russell Crowe Movie

Here’s a great example of how polls can be skewed. Look at how loaded this question is:

“are you satisfied with a biblically themed movie designed to appeal to you which replaces the Bible’s core message with one created by Hollywood?”

98% of 5000 Christian consumers (where did they find them – from their own mailing list? Or perhaps their 68,000 Facebook followers?) said no to this question. I wonder what the response would have been to an alternative question, like:

“are you excited by the prospect of watching the glory of Noah’s epic story on the silver screen?”

But it gets worse – on the page where Faith Driven Consumer asks that loaded question, they also say:

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Noah has been criticized for depicting Noah as a “crazy, irrational, religious nut…fixated on modern-day problems like overpopulation and environmental degradation.”

Expect the same protests that met the excellent The Last Temptation of Christ.

Noah’s Ark Movie – Like Mad Max


Paramount Pictures originally said that Darren Aronofsky’s movie would be a “close adaptation of the biblical story of Noah’s ark”. And with Russell Crowe in the lead you could kinda see that  – a good old wholesome Biblical epic.

But of course Russell Crowe is from Australia, just like Mad Max Mel Gibson. And Darren Aronofsky doesn’t make ordinary films!

According to HitFix,  the story will be about what happened before the flood, with perhaps the ending being the ark setting sail. They’ve also described the it as a “violent, freaky, scary world” unlike anything we’ve seen before.

Having a major role in the script are the Watchers, eleven-foot-tall fallen angels with six arms and no wings. Otherwise know as the Nephilim, the Watchers (and giants) are genuine Biblical characters, although presumably Aronofsky will use artistic license to flesh them out a bit.

Does this sound more exciting than pairs of animals?

He lives with his wife and three children in a land barren and hostile, in the grip of severe drought. A world marked by violence and barbarism, delivered to the savagery of the clans that draw their reason to survive from war and cruelty.