Friday, November 2, 2012

Noah as psychotic misanthropist infanticidal environmentalist

Screen-writer Brian Godawa gives an emphatic thumbs-down to the as-yet-unreleased movie about Noah and the ark. In short, a waste of $150 million. Find out why:
"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 (Russell Crowe) and his family seek to avoid the crowds and live off the land. Noah is a kind of rural shaman and vegan hippie-like gatherer of herbs. Noah explains that his family tries to study and heal the world whenever possible, like a kind of environmentalist scientist. But he also mysteriously has the fighting skills of an ancient Near Eastern Ninja.

Trust me, it gets better (ie. worse). Hollywood does it again. Absolutely, totally, fundamentally clueless.  And of course, evil.

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