And now in the “No Shit, Sherlock” category of entertainment news:
In a move clearly aimed to appease potential religious critics, Paramount Pictures is adding a disclaimer to marketing materials for “Noah,” writer-director Darren Aronofsky’s drama about the great flood.
The film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values, and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide. The biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis.
– LA Times
Gee, and here I was ready to take Darren Aronofsky to night court over whether or not the costumes were historically accurate. I mean, c’mon. Really? What’s next – arguing over what type of apple was used to portray Adam and Eve? It was a Macoun! No, it was a Golden Delicious? Please…
On an unrelated note, this movie looks pretty good. I love the story of Noah’s ark, but as with any film involving animals, I’m torn about supporting it. I felt the same way about Gladiator and the use of the lions in the arena. Sigh.