Jon Stewart Sends Noah Haters Back To Bible School

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Darren Aronofsky's Noah premiered to a flood of negative nellies, naysaying about the gritty manner in which their favorite Biblical character was handled. "There wasn't enough God! Why was Noah drunk?" some complained. Thank goodness for Jon Stewart and The Daily Show, who actually picked up a Bible to educate the haters about their religion.

[via Cineamablend]

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Director Darren Aronofsky himself stated that he was working chiefly in the tradition of Jewish Midrash, the body of homiletic stories told by Jewish rabbinic sages to explain passages in the canon of the Hebrew Bible. Presumably a lot of Christians who only know Noah via grade school pictures of wooden boats with animals looking out the windows don't realise the full scope, complexity and history of the Flood myth. And I think it was Emma Watson who said they were going for a timeless feel, in that the story could be set millennia ago or millennia from now, hence many of the anachronistic elements people might have seen.

I wasn't going to see this movie, expecting it to be whitewashed Biblical eye candy. Now, however...