Now that I’ve finally got down to watching the epoch film, NOAH, I am not at all disappointed; it is at least as bad as I’d heard. Any resemblance to the Biblical account is purely coincidental. The producers s—t—r—e—t—c—h—e—d it so far beyond reason that I was completely bored before the half-way point. I mean, the Biblical story contained more pathos than this Hollywood extravaganza. I was flabbergasted when I learned that it ran only 138 minutes. To me it seemed much longer, and I was relieved when it finally ended.
Noah’s recounting of the creation story fascinated me with its environmentalist message; Earth was a beautiful, peaceful place with all the nice animals, until God created mankind, and we ruined it. Of course, Noah picked up on that theme and wanted to end mankind for the animals’ sake. Somehow, only the villan Tubal-cain brought up the idea that God (who was never mentioned by any name but “Creator”) made the animals and natural resources for man. By the way, Tubal-cain and his people ransacked the planet for their own personal gain. He was thoroughly modern in that respect.
So in summary, I’ve wasted an evening relearning again, how lousy Hollywood productions can be. I would categorize Noah, the movie, as Bible/Old Testament, if it bore any resemblance to the Bible. I give it a rating of two-stars for some of the CGI effects, but that’s generous. At least I didn’t waste any money to rent it, as it was part of a twofer deal from Redbox.