With every faith-based movie that comes, a little criticism must fall. Mel Gibson faced a lot during the reign of The Passion of Christ over the portrayal of Jews. In the current hit, Son of God, some have complained that Hollywood chose to portray a “hot Jesus” in the form of actor Diogo Morgado (at least he doesn’t have blue eyes and never blinks like the Jesus portrayed in the TV miniseries, Jesus of Nazareth.) And Martin Scorsese's 1988 The Last Temptation of Christ, received a lot of criticism on just about everything. Sometimes Hollywood gets it right and other times, not so much.
Director Darren Aronofsky is the latest Hollywood director to be under fire for not presenting a Bible story in the most correct manner. Some have criticized Noah without even seeing anything more than the movie trailer and because of this, Paramount is scrambling to fight bad publicity.
Below is a new featurette issued from the movie-maker that clearly states, “This film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide. The biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis.” The featurette itself shows Aronofsky and production designer Mark Friedberg discussing what it too to create the ark. Unlike the traditional boat shape most of us are used to, Friedberg decided to go with a large box shape instead. Another controversy to be sure.
“There isn’t really a controversy,” Aronofsky said at a Gotham art exhibit last Thursday and reported by foxnews.com, “The controversy is all about the unknown and about the fear of people trying to exploit a Bible story. It will all disappear as soon as people start seeing the film.”
So, does video change your mind? Why or why not?
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