Gives 8 reasons why Catholics should see the movie.
I especially liked this reason:
(7) The movie makes a strong pro-life stand. At one of its most pivotal moments, the movie is powerfully pro-life. Without giving the story away, a character faces a choice to eliminate innocent, defenseless human life or to choose to protect and defend it. I hope that those who consider themselves “pro-choice” will see that scene and be open to a change in their views. Unborn girls and boys are vulnerable, voiceless and innocent too.
Good review that emphasizes the responsibilities thrust upon Noah.
Watching the movie, I was reminded of my several personal observations with Mother Teresa of Calcutta and her spiritual journey in helping poor and suffering people throughout the world. Mother Teresa was chosen by God to do big things. Her burden, like Noah’s, was not light. She once said, “I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.” Her example brought out the best in us. She gave meaning to another Biblical phrase, “yes we are our brother’s keeper.” So many great stories and things people do are rooted in the Bible, which can be turned into a blockbuster movie like “Noah.”
Aronofsky is a secular Jew, not a Christian, and he (as Paramount has clarified) has taken some artistic license with the story (he adds the Watchers from the Book of Enoch, for example) but aside from that, kept to the spirit of the story. Non-vegetarians may also dislike the movie, since Noah and his family are vegetarian and sort of environmentalists, so there’s THAT to worry about.
Willing to give it a chance. If I do not like it I will post it here afterwards. Just wanted to link the reviews here from fellow Catholics.
Take of them what you will.