#036: Noah Movie Review – Rock Monsters? [Podcast]

My goal this week is to share with you what I liked and what I did not like theologically in the new Noah movie which came out in 2014. I’m also going to do discuss the most confusing part about the movie – the Rock Monsters and the Nephilim.

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  • Gabriela

    I really liked this podcast! Especially because I was unaware of the connection to the apocryphal book. I think the only thing left unmentioned that really struck me in the movie, especially as a digression from the Biblical story, was Ham’s relationship with his father throughout the film, along with the snake skin imagery. Thanks!

  • Pete

    Hey Dr Marshall. Enjoyed the podcast. To stir up the pot a bit more, here’s an article by an evangelical fella that talks more about the Gnostic stuff.

  • Darrell

    Thanks for the commentary. I find today’s movies a bit difficult to decipher, and would never have been able to reap the insight that you offer here. I look forward to your future commentaries. Peace be with you.

  • Oscar

    You nailed it Taylor, I always wondered were this vision of the nephelim came from. I will share it with my parish men’s group.

  • Froilan

    A google search on the Watchers would reveal that “The Watchers” storyline is borrowed from Enoch- surprised nobody else wanted to so research. Taylor, where is this survey you spoke about regarding people voting on the parts of your podcast?

    • Katybee

      Although the Book of Enoch is technically Apocryphal and not ‘sanctioned’ Biblical literature, so it’s inclusion in the storyline is non-doctrinal.

  • Awesome episode of the podcast, I’d actually say one of my favorite so far! Your theological insights on this movie were great and I love to see faith engaging/evangelizing the culture. You didn’t just knock the movie like the others you had mentioned, but got down to the nitty gritty of it all and used it as a teaching tool. Keep it up brother!

  • Rob

    My thoughts exactly. I’m familiar with the Book of Enoch, so I had a similar take on it.

  • James

    nailed it!

  • Taylor, thanks for the insight. Would you consider your segment on Noah a sample of New Saint Thomas instruction?

    • Victor

      Gil Michelini,

      The New Saint Thomas Institute is a bit different, because this podcast piece is all about taking a sample from popular culture (the Noah movie) and drawing theological lessons from it. The NSTI, on the other hand, follows a somewhat structured sequence of standard theological topics, such as the virtues, the Trinity, salvation, and so forth. (I’m a NSTI member, by the way. 🙂

  • Augustine

    Hey Dr Marshall, thanks for the commentary. I always found that part in Gn 6:1-4 difficult to understand.