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It’s not always safe to take a film’s version of history at face value. Viewers who take the time to consult a trustworthy source often find major discrepancies with actual history. Such is the case with the upcoming big-budget Hollywood drama, Noah. According to Answers magazine subscribers who have seen a rough cut of the film, Noah not only contradicts the Genesis text in many places but also exercises more than the usual artistic license (some quite bizarre).*
The producers asked those who previewed the movie not to reveal specific plot lines, but even a summary of its content shows its disregard for the facts. (Look for a full movie review here after its release.) Rather than biography or even historical fiction, Noah is better described as a fantasy loosely based on characters from the Bible.
Still, the film may have a positive influence in instances where people are inspired to read Genesis for themselves and discover the truth about God’s grace towards Noah’s family, as well as His judgement on a wicked world.
Answers in Genesis is an apologetics ministry, dedicated to helping Christians defend their faith and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. We focus on providing answers to questions about the Bible—particularly the book of Genesis—regarding key issues such as creation, evolution, science, and the age of the earth.