Huh? While I’m not sure how making such a statement benefits his career, it does create a conundrum. Noah’s story exemplifies the power of faith in God – can a director who declares he has zero faith in God pull off telling that story with authenticity? Will religious moviegoers stay away based on his comments?
1. Treat Noah like a National Treasure movie. My kids love the National Treasure movies and I love sneaking some history into their brains. Not all of the “facts” in those films are true, but it piques our interest. We immediately do an Internet search to sort fact from fiction and in the process learn even more about history. The idea that Noah may be inaccurate will spur kids to read the Bible with an inquisitive mind.
2. Buy tickets this weekend for God’s Not Dead, Son of God or Heaven Is for Real (April 16) instead. If enough people show a desire for faith-based films, it will make an impact. Hollywood is always listening when money talks.