2014-04-18 / Letters

No On The Noah Review

Dear Editor,

Thanks for providing interesting articles in The Wave, including movie reviews.

Regarding the review of "Noah'--Bible Overboard,” by Movie Scope reviewer, Robert M. Snyder (The Wave, Friday, April 11, 2014, p. 18), I would like to thank Mr Snyder for his review, but I also have two questions for him: 1) Did you actually watch the movie? and, 2) have you read the Noah story (Gen. 6- 10) recently?

First of all, Noah's first born son, Shem enters the Ark with his wife, who, miraculously no longer barren, carries within her their twin daughters future wives of brothers no. 2 and 3, Ham and Japeth. So, all three sons' wives are in a sense accounted for on the Ark, as mentioned in the original story in Genesis. This is a novel interpretation by co-writer-director Darren Afnofsky of the original text.

By itself the Noah story is one of the most amazing stories of all times, replete with giants (Gen 6:4. There were giants in the earth in those days.), mostly evil, with just a glimmer of good in the form of Noah (Gen. 6:8. All men God created were evil and he was sorry he made them ... but Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.), near total destruction of the earth, etc. So, secondly, Giant 'transformer' helpers made of stones are not so far-fetched, given the existence of one who made man from dust and could make bones come to life.

Actually I liked Mr. Snyder's comparison to transformers. I think I'll go see the movie again, and take along a young relative or two.


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