I haven't been on here in a while lol. Right now my parents are watching Noah, and while I would like to watch it, they keep talking about all the "science" behind the "historical accuracy" of the bible story. So now I just can't enjoy the movie for what it is without being bothered about how...would stupid be the right word? It's my parents, and it feels mean to call it for what it is.

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Comment by Greg Smith on August 19, 2014 at 7:40pm

I think science fiction is the wrong category for it, Michael. Lord Of The Rings is more in the same category. It's a fantasy move. 

Comment by Rick Springfield on August 4, 2014 at 10:30am
You better watch this video instead
Comment by Michael Penn on July 30, 2014 at 11:26am

Very good one, Daniel.  LOL

Comment by Daniel W on July 30, 2014 at 10:43am

I also like Star Trek.  And District 9.  And Elysium.  I liked Rome, which was at best historical fiction.  I could see liking Noah as a fairy tale, historical sci fi, legend.  People debate the science in sci fi, some is realistic or possible, most is so much fiction.

Unfortunately, people really believe the Noah story happened.  And they don't criticize the evil god who drowned every man, woman, and child, included the unborn fetuses that so many christians are so protective of, and despite the fact that the got created both good and evil.  What an asshole. 

As for the physical possibility of getting all of the kinds of animals in the ark, and the disingenuous christian argument that "kind" is a compacted version, such as dog, fox, wolf are all canines and so count as one kind; and lion, tiger, puma, kitty cat, and lynx are all cats, therefore count as one kind, that is pure fantasy, not suggested or hinted at in any translation of the bible. 

Michael, maybe the miracle that is never mentioned is god had the animals poop and pee over the side.  They were very cooperative.  They lined up and strolled to the open deck, or the few windows, just like they lined up to get on the ark in the first place. 

The sacrifices are the reason we don't have dinosaurs any more.  Noah burned them in sacrifice to his god.  Again, there were only "kinds" so he probably had a pair of mini-brontosaurus, mini-T-rex, mini-velociraptor.  Or maybe he just had the eggs, thinking they would hatch, but Mrs. Noah surprised him with a big omelet.  Oops.

Comment by Michael Penn on July 30, 2014 at 9:48am

I never could watch the movie. I saw part of it but didn't want to watch all of it. "Noah" is a science fiction movie based on biblical drivel. Some people might be upset to hear that so let's put it another way. The bible story of Noah and the flood is science fiction. Very little science and a lot of fiction. How could the story have been done "accurately"? How would you get 2 of every creature on earth on a 450 foot boat? Who rounded them up? How long did that take? The "roundup" process is next to impossible.If you had to round up 2 of every creature on earth today how long would it take you? It's still next to impossible. Let's assume that Noah rounded up 2 of every "kind" instead of every creature. We should then have 2 kinds a week showing up today, but that isn't happening.

The big boat had lots of decks and not so many windows. Could 8 people get rid of all the animal dung? The stench alone would kill the people and the animals. If the entire earth was covered in water right over the mountain tops everyone would have frozen to death. How could a dove be expected to find a branch of anything? All would have been crushed and dead do to the weight and extended time of the flood. How could the animals have gotten bake "home" or to their new habitat? Do you think some would have died along the way?

Once everyone got out of the ark, I'm sure we would have a few animals less. Immediately Noah would of had to sacrifice some of them to the "lord." We all know that god likes the smell of burned meat.

I haven't covered every aspect, and I'm also a science fiction fan. I suppose I haven't watched "Noah" because I'm an ex churchman and I know that some idiots totally believe the impossible story. I used to love horror and supernatural films a lot, but could not make it past 15 minutes of "The Conjuring." Rediculous! Recently I have watched "Occulus" and "Mama" but those were pretty lame also.


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