The Rumors Were True: Noah's War on Humans
Having heard the rumors that the Russell Crowe $130 million extravaganza, Noah, was distinctly anti-human and radically environmentalist, I decided to check it out. Ayup.
(SPOILER ALERT! There is a great flood. Also, I will discuss some plot points.)
As I left the theater, I was put in mind of the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. In the 1951 original, the space alien Klaatu comes to earth to save humans from destroying themselves. But in the misanthropic remake, Klaatu comes to earth to destroy all humanity to save the earth. There is even a Noah's ark scene in which animals are removed temporarily so they can be restored once all the evil humans are dead.
In Darren Arnofsky's remake of the Genesis story of Noah, "the Creator" doesn't decide to destroy humankind because, as in the original, He is sickened by man's unrighteousness and immorality. No, like Klaatu, He wants us all dead to -- yes -- save the earth.
You see, after being kicked out of Eden, man became industrial, building evil cities (never depicted except at a distance), strip mining minerals from the earth, exhausting the soil, and generally despoiling the environment into a barren wasteland (except for Methuselah's Mountain, which remains green). The place looks like Mordor: No trees, rare animals, ubiquitous toxic waste -- a radical environmentalist's hysterical fantasy about how we are supposedly "killing the planet" today. Read the full article HERE.