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Will Noah Sink Religious Movies?

By now I am sure you have heard the buzz about the upcoming Biblical cinema epic "Noah". The film, which gets released March 28, 2014, has been the subject of rumor and controversy since a synopsis of an early script was leaked on line.

I have fears about "Noah" but not the same fears about the amount of license that director Darren Aronofsky takes with the Bible story. I have my opinions about what I have heard, but I will until I see the movie. My fears are more about the movie industry.

Let me bottom line it for you. If "Noah" under performs at the box office, the headlines practically write themselves.

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*subhead*Failure is not an option.*subhead*

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Patrick Archbold said...

Failure is always an option. So are clich├ęs.

Patrick Archbold said...

Well, as in creating sacred religious art, some things should be kept in context to the nature, subject and substance of the work to be considered successful. Or pander to idiots and end up broke. Ask why the anxiety about this film is already a problem? There probably is reason to be concerned.

Patrick Archbold said...

By the way, did not feel compelled to see Son of God. Just too many "sour notes". Had a problem with the second marriages of the producers. They had a an exchange of "promises" ceremony officiated by Della Reese. Just one of those things that make you go huummm, no thank you.

Patrick Archbold said...

I don't think that Patrick fully considers the dilemma Christians are in with a movie like this. If it fails, then Hollywood may not be willing to invest in more "biblical" or Christian films. But if it's a success, it is the green light to Hollywood to bastardize the same stories.

Neither outcome favors us. Having this movie fail at the box office at least keeps our imprimatur off their "interpretation."

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