Trailer for Noah starring Russell Crowe proves Hollywood still isn’t willing to accept true history


My original intent was to just post this amazing trailer and be done with it, but immediately after the trailer, I realized, to my horror, that I didn’t see one person of color in this film. Normally, that wouldn’t bother me, but isn’t this a new take on the story of a farmer who hears voices in his head that tell him to build a ship that would house his family from an epic storm that would wipe civilization off the map leaving only Noah and his family to people the Earth? So where did I and the rest of the world come from? I mean, think about that while your watching this visually stunning trailer and ask yourself “How the fuck?” We just got misrepresented folks. Personally, that question has been on the tip of my tongue ever since I could speak and it hasn’t been answered yet. This movie might’ve been a good chance to try and tie up some of those loose ends instead of creating a 100 Million dollar 1950’s children’s book filled with white people and happy animals. 100 Million Dollars and that’s the creative license they decided not to take. It’s like Charlton Heston as Moses or Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra, the shit never ends! That’s all I’m saying.

Darren…your from Brooklyn. You should know better.

The film stars Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone, Douglas Booth, Kevin Durand, Martin Csokas, Mark Margolis, and Anthony Hopkins. Noah opens on March 28, 2014


Published by Jeffrey Lamar

I’m an actor,musician and writer who's blended his love for all three into this blog.

4 thoughts on “Trailer for Noah starring Russell Crowe proves Hollywood still isn’t willing to accept true history

  1. Jennifer Connelly’s mother is Jewish and Logan Lerman is 100% Jewish. Surely they can play Old Testament characters.

    1. Technically yes, aesthetically no. I’m not harping on their ability as actors I’m harping on the inaccuracies regarding region and dialect. British accents are always a fail safe in Hollywood if you have no fucking clue and that is obviously the direction they went. At least Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ looked and felt more believable than this.

  2. The Passion of the Christ starred an American-born man of Swiss, Slovak, and Irish descent in the lead, as well as a Romanian Jewish actress, and a host of Italians. There was not a single non-white actor in the cast.

    1. Still looked better. I’m talking about aesthetics! Chances are when and where the whole Noah story took place, there were more brown skinned people and they most certainly weren’t speaking with British accents.

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