Vatican Newspaper Blasts 'Noah': 'Lost Opportunity...Noah Without God' Staff
Posted: Apr 10, 2014 9:59 AM

The Hollywood Reporter writes that the Vatican Newspaper "Avvenire" blasted Russell Crowe's "Noah" as a "lost opportunity" that presented "Noah without God" and turned the Genesis story into something "ecologically, and vaguely new age, transforming the Biblical tale into a missed chance.”

In the run-up to the film's release, Crowe and director Aronofsky publicly pressured Pope Francis for a meeting and endorsement of the film. Other than an audience with the Pope that every member  of the public is allowed to attend, that never happened. As far as a Vatican approval, THR writes that "According to Thursday’s editions of the Vatican newspaper 'Avvenire,' [they] didn’t get it."

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