Noah: An Accurate Movie?


The new movie Noah comes out later this month, but will it be faithful to the biblical account?

National Religious Broadcasters President Jerry Johnson has asked Paramount Pictures to add a disclaimer to advertising for its movie Noah.

The film starring Russell Crowe will debut in theaters March 28.  At Johnson’s request, the studio is advising filmgoers that the movie “is inspired by the story of  Noah” and that “artistic license has been taken.”

Paramount says it believes the “film is true to the essence, values, and integrity” of the story from the Bible’s book of Genesis.

The NRB president, who previewed the film, praises its acting, production values, and faithfulness to the biblical story’s main elements of sin, judgment and restoration.

But he warns that the flood appears to be punishment for man’s destruction of the environment.  Even so, he thinks Noah is better than many of today’s films, and he believes Christians can enjoy it by separating fact from fiction.

In other faith news, Pope Francis says he’s just a normal guy—not “Super Pope.”

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church says he is troubled by some of the media hype about him.

In an interview with an Italian paper, Francis says he doesn’t appreciate the myth-making. He says “the pope is a man who laughs, cries, sleeps calmly and has friends like everyone else. A normal person.”

Now THAT is a refreshing perspective!


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