My name is Joel Nykyforchyn-Clark. I saw Noah and I liked it.

February 13, 2013

I don’t blog.  Much to my publishers chagrin, I haven’t blogged in 5 months. Yet this Noah silliness has gotten me to sit down so  the four of you who read this somewhat long tweet can have something to do with your afternoon.


The self proclaimed atheist who gave us the disturbing yet somewhat beautiful, Black Swan, gives us Noah. And for some reason everyone is surprised its not a Sunday morning, after school special.


Noah is a fun film. If you want to go see a movie with decent effects, great acting and some beautiful scenes, you may want to check out this film. I’m not saying its a “must see” by any means, but it was fun. The rock creatures were weird and they made the film less enjoyable, but I got over them quickly enough.


If you only see films that line up with your theology then this one’s not for you. If you want to go see a film where Noah gives an alter call and has the audience repeat the sinner’s prayer, you should probably stay home. If you think that seeing a fun story about a guy and a boat will make you stop believing in God, then don’t go to this movie. If hearing different beliefs than yours makes you angry or uncomfortable, don’t buy a ticket, because I can guarantee you, this guy does not believe in God. If you simply aren’t interested in giving your money to this, that’s all fine and good. Maybe you don’t like movies or just don’t want to see this one. Great! Don’t go to the theater. But boycotting it is absurd. You should stop doing that for a number of reasons. The least of which is that you’re probably having the reverse effect of what you were going for.


With all that’s wrong in the world, with all the things I am wholeheartedly and truly against, I can’t find the time or energy to be against a film. Is it as brilliant as Gladiator, Braveheart or Lord of the Rings? No. But its got some great moments and brought up a ton of meaningful conversations between my wife and myself.


My name is Joel Nykyforchyn-Clark and I saw Noah . . . and I liked it.


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