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God gets a bad rap in Noah, as Darren Aronofsky tries to construe a story that makes no physical, psychological or moral sense. A brood of hapless humans is disgorged out onto what looks like a barren coalfield with no recourse but to ‘work by the sweat of their brow to survive’. But God is so angry at the way they spread across the wasteland like an industrial cancer that he decides to drown them all like a sack of kittens. Aronofsky editorialises the Bible a step further as his Noah contemplates filicide, believing the Lord’s intent may not be the mere brute eugenic purification of humanity, but rather a complete eradication.

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