Was God in Aronofsky's 2014 "Noah" The Demiurge?
When life gets dark a messenger appears who will give the clues in order for us to avoid falling into the abyss by entering into the Ark.
Aronofsky directed & co-wrote this film. In it, he calls God, not God, but "The Creator" (the Platonic / Gnostic Demiurge?) If it were the standard Christian God, then wouldn't it be named so? I believe some psychedelic kabbalah stuff's going on here... A blockbuster movie about the Christian mythological figure Noah, distributed in a predominantly Christian nation, but told as a heretical Gnostic tale. LMAO 😂
I think that's fascinating, cause I don't give a fuck about Christian dogma. Keep tellin' the good stories, bro. I love the intensity of the stakes, the overall tone was strange & pleasing, the sideways approach to a familiar story, the cutting-edge entertainment technology used: like how the fallen angels looked as if they were coded with the same software as Michael Bay's "Transformers" ...
And I especially love the evolution + Biblical creation myth animation.
The point of view of being so close to the origins of life, or before the official Biblical story was locked into history (the Bible as it was being acted out & first told & revised) ... This fresh sensation of being on the edge of our earliest descendants, where all of human history reaches as far back as your great grandfather, and their relics still exist...
The bad guy was a brilliant twist in the drama: how he hitches a ride on the boat. The girl (Ham's girl) getting trampled, was genuinely traumatic and super intense. More to ponder. Both elements really work, and play off each other extremely well. It wraps around the familiar Noah story in such a way (alongside the other sub-plot, of the infertile daughter / infanticide) that it makes the myth a movie. How? By designing constant dramatic tension between many closely-bonded characters. This is the Aristotelian way - and it works.
Actions capable of this effect must happen between persons who are either friends or enemies or indifferent to one another. If an enemy kills an enemy, there is nothing to excite pity either in the act or the intention- except so far as the suffering in itself is pitiful. So again with indifferent persons. But when the tragic incident occurs between those who are near or dear to one another- if, for example, a brother kills, or intends to kill, a brother, a son his father, a mother her son, a son his mother, or any other deed of the kind is done - these are the situations to be looked for by the poet.
The final shot being a non-cheesy, probably gnostically-coded rainbow is wild!
Exactly what you would expect, but not in the way that you would expect it...