Anyone who knows me knows I’m more into children’s movies than grown-up movies, but with my husband being of the adult, male variety, I do get to see other movies too.
So the other night we went to see Noah at the movies, and I’m happy to say, I quite liked it. (Because I am quite fussy about what I’ll watch)
It had all the usual ingredients that make up the average movie these days, love/hate relationships, violence; struggle, (Oh, it’s not sounding that great at the moment) a bit of fantasy, special effects, a fairly good ending, and a few Universal Truths thrown in there for good luck!! (Phew, that’s a bit better!)
Well, after writing that, I’m thinking hard about why I liked it?
I’m thinking, I’m thinking, I’m thinking…. Right, got it.
I like movies that involve anything about creation and communication with that which we believe created us, whether it’s factual or not, for it has the possibility of leading us into more of the truth of who we really are, it makes us question and think about such things, and that’s got to be a good thing, don’t you think!! (Well, maybe yes, maybe no, it depends on the direction of our thinking I suppose?)
Now whether the historical biblical story is accurate or not makes no difference to me, for unless there is someone living now that lived in that time and can tell us exactly what happened, (even then it depends on their personal perspective on things does it not?) It’s all speculation.
Now some may argue, it’s a factual event, experienced and written down by… blah blah blah blah blah…. And I say, have you heard a story about something that’s happened after it’s been retold 2 or 3 times? More often than not, the story has significantly changed, usually sounding far more interesting, and…unbelievable than what it really was, so imagine what happens to such a story that has been told over thousands of years to millions of different people, people who are in many different vibrational places, with different life experiences and perspectives on life with varied intentions and motivations behind what they are saying and doing.
Uhmmm, that makes for quite an amazing, captivating story I would say!
For me the best aspect of this movie is the absolute knowing portrayed by all that were living, of their creation, and their belief they had the ability to converse with their creator. What isn’t so great is the idea, that one was chosen above all others to do this? (Yep, you guessed it, I’ve sort of written about that, and if you’re interested, here’s the link, The Secret is…There is No Secret)
But in saying that, it’s only a reflection of what many believe now, and all movies, whether you love them or hate them, are a reflection of the beliefs, struggles, and triumphs many are living now, even if they are entwined within fantasy and intrigue.
I won’t go into what happens in the movie, just in case you want to see it, but it has a bit of everything in it, and although it’s definitely not the best movie ever made, it was an enjoyable 2 hours or so.
But whether you would like it or not, I have no idea…
And so it is…