A Flood of Controversy Surrounds 'Noah'

The blockbuster biblical film is being criticized for taking too many liberties.
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We have all the buzz over the big biblical blockbuster "Noah" starring Russell Crowe that opens this weekend and raising all sorts of questions and criticism. ABC's linsey Davis has the story. Reporter: "Noah," the earth-shattering biblical epic with its ferocious floods and massive ark is already sparking a flood of controversy before even opening in the U.S. Some Muslim cups have banned it because it's against their religion to render images of a prophet and while some churches are encouraging Kong gre gantts to go see it, others say the movie misses the boat entirely by taking too many liberty, for example, the women in the film are much more significant than they are in the bible. That's the end of everything. Beginning. Reporter: The film's director Darron aronofsky, even he's described the movie as the least biblical biblical film ever made though he says the criticism is premature. It was all based on people that hasn't seen anything, you know, all they had seen was a trailer. Reporter: Russell Crowe who stars as "Noah" says he expected the controversy. They know this is a film that's going to be controversial for some people and they have encouraged that dialogue. Reporter: "Noah," one of the most expensive in the blibably Cal genre reportedly costing $130 million to produce, that's $100 millionor me than Mel Gibson's "The passion of the Christ" which made more than $611 million, one of the highest grossing movies of all time. And while experts note "Noah" may not have the same support from conservative groups that "Passion" did, it seems clear it will still make a boatload of money. It's trying to play to a broad mainstream audience while also bringing people who might be interested in their religious aspect of it. Reporter: The film which debuts in the U.S. Friday is already riding a wave of success bringing in $14 million in its debut weekend in Mexico and Korea alone. For "Good morning America," linsey Davis, ABC news, new York. Thank you, linsey. And we are asked you on Twitter will your beliefs keep from you seeing "Noah"? Clarissa said, never, if anything, it shall strengthen my faith and Michelle Evans tweeted, "Yes, it is full of inaccuracies" and Russell Crowe

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