When we have no surviving scientific evidence of an event from the Bible, the door is left open for everyone to make up their own version of what happened, included people who believe. It’s almost humorous the disagreement over a movie about the Noah flood.
Apparently, the movie’s premiere showed Noah or the aftermath of the flood as being sympathetic to environmentalism. Political operatives of the Christian right consider environmentalism a leftist weapon and any hint of support is not tolerable.
There is no archological evidence of the flood. There is not enough water in the earth’s air or land to cover the earth deep enough to float a large boat.
If the faith wants to appeal to vast numbers of people, stories like that of Noah should be treated as fiction. One preacher said a while back the story is so cruel it should never be exposed to children.
That the story is included regularly in Sunday school classes probably explains why a movie is being made about it. There is a market for a vindictive story where God drowns all sinners.
Apparently, the story also needs to properly reflect today’s conservative political agenda.