The featurette below presents a few "faith leaders" as well as several of the people involved in making the film, including the producer (not the director, though... curiously).
Followed further on by Karen Covell, Founder of Hollywood Prayer Network saying, "Any good movie has to deviate from the book."
The main push for Christians to give it a chance, regardless of the actual content, language, or even underlying messages of the movie, is this: It will get people talking about the Biblical account of Noah. Maybe they'll even read their Bibles! I don't buy it.
I'm going to finish with a lengthy quote of The Independent's article regarding the NOAH movie's director (in case you didn't get around to clicking the link I provided yet- or weren't even planning on it!):
Aronofsky, whose films include Black Swan and The Wrestler, has wanted to make the film for 15 years, and said he would use it to address environmentalist themes, claiming that Noah was “the first environmentalist”.
The director said the film was made for “believers and non-believers”, telling Variety: “I’m more concerned about getting non-believers into the theatre or people who are less religious.” The film co-stars Jennifer Connelly and some British talent, including Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ray Winstone and Emma Watson.
It opens in the UK on 4 April but had its world premiere in Mexico City this week. Aronofsky told the audience: “Anything you’r e expecting, you’re f***ing wrong.” The studio has placed a strict embargo on the reviews until the US release later this month.
Still think I'm nuts and just looking for a way to nit-pick this film? (Which couldn't be farther from true- I LOVE to give rave reviews and would be thrilled to see increasing moral fiber and Biblical themes in our entertainment industry, but I am bound by my conscience to tell the truth when I review things.) Just google "NOAH movie environmentalist" or click the words because I linked them to that exact search and do your own reading.
I wouldn't be able to make this all up if I tried. I was hoping for a quick and easy review, but now, I'm an hour late for bed. I hope you've found this thought provoking- I know I have!