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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Hollywood turns Noah into a Leftist environmentalist?

  So Hollywood is planning a spate of Biblical epic movies, huh.
  Because Hollywood Leftists and greed mongers do The Bible so well.
  They know exactly what Christians want. 
  Plus there are no copyright fees, eh.
  So in case you're looking forward to Russell Crowe starring in Noah (alright, I confess I was), you might want to know this little tidbit from The Telegraph about the "cli-fi" disaster (climate faction for you uninitiated):
However, that audience is knowledgeable about the subject matter and Hollywood is wrestling with questions of dramatic licence. One of next year’s epics has already run into controversy. Test screenings for Noah with a Christian audience in Arizona, and a Jewish audience in New York, reportedly produced troubling results. It has been suggested that the film shows Noah as an early opponent of climate change. Its director, Darren Aronofsky, has called him the “first environmentalist”.
Brian Godawa, a screenwriter, claimed to have read an early version of the script and said it portrayed a scenario in which the Great Flood was caused by man’s “disrespect” for the environment. Paramount, the studio behind Noah, remains adamant that it will sail on to success.
  What. Noah didn't drive a Prius?
  Oh, wait. The Prius is worse for the environment than a Hummer.
  I mean, a smart car.
  I remember when A & E tried to replicate Duck Dynasty's success with that horrible Dads show. Great premise. Looked funny in the promos. Watched 10 minutes and turned it off in disgust. Bad language. Bad examples. Mean stuff. Blech.
  I admit I'll keep an open mind because I enjoyed The Bible series.
  But, eh.
  There's always the problem with the SOB behind the curtain. 
  They just don't get it.
  From a sympathetic Christian who read an undated script:
Noah paints the primeval world of Genesis 6 as scorched arid desert, dry cracked earth, and a gray gloomy sky that gives no rain – and all this, caused by man’s “disrespect” for the environment. In short, an anachronistic doomsday scenario of ancient global warming. How Neolithic man was able to cause such anthropogenic catastrophic climate change without the “evil” carbon emissions of modern industrial revolution is not explained. Nevertheless, humanity wanders the land in nomadic warrior tribes killing animals for food or wasteful trophies.
In this oppressive world, Noah and his family seek to avoid the crowds and live off the land. Noah is a kind of rural shaman, and vegan hippy-like gatherer of herbs. Noah explains that his family “studies the world,” “healing it as best we can,” like a kind of environmentalist scientist. But he also mysteriously has the fighting skills of an ancient Near Eastern Ninja (Hey, it’s a movie, give it a break).
  Environmental wack a doodles are already trying to use the script to further their own images of an apocalyptic world where unhappiness is the order of the day, bewailing the "selfishness" of Noah saving only himself and 2 of each kind of animal rather than hoards of dogs. We need to rise to a "higher standard than Noah" and take "social action."
  You "misguided" "Christian nuts" demanding accuracy! You just don't get it!
  Scheduled to be released in March, Paramount thinks the movie, unlike Aronofsky, should be closer to The Bible, which has fans around the world.
  They have time to fix this. We'll see.
  Just a reminder before you watch:
11 Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. 12 God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. 13 So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. 14 So make yourself an ark of cypress[c] wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. 15 This is how you are to build it:.....17 I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish. 18 But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you. 19 You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. 20 Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive.

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