The fallen angles are the good guys, God is the bad guy, God destroys the world because they killed the animals and trees, God told Noah to kill his whole family including his own granddaughters, Noah chooses not to do that and God is impressed with the incredible goodness of the human spirit and changes His mind letting Noah and his family live.
If you are more than a little confused, that’s because if you’ve ever read the Bible, you have never heard the story that Darren Aronofsky’s Noah tells. What is the actual story? Satan temps Eve telling her… “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?...You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil” (Gen 3:4–5). In other words, “can you really trust God, or is He holding out on you.” The temptation to make our own decisions and be the masters of our own destinies is very strong, and it is even stronger when the only other option we have is to simply trust God to have our best in mind. If a lack of trust was the sin that lead to the fall, the answer would have to be a complete and total reliance and trust in God in order to reverse the effects of Sin. It was a lack of trust in God and a reliance on the human spirit that would lead to a world that Genesis 6 would describe saying…
“The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the LORD said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them.” -Gen 6:5–7
The irony is that in the Bible, the story of sin entering the world is a result of human arrogance in which Adam and Eve believed that God is not truly good and does not have their best interests in mind. So, Adam and Eve decided they wanted to make the calls on what was right and wrong. Enter, the first and worst decision ever made. The fall happened because man believed in their own ability to decide what is good. In Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, he seems to believe that it is still best for man to decide what is right or wrong. In other words, if you are keeping score, the same attitude that Adam and Eve had in the garden is alive and well. Thankfully, just as the problem is still pervasive, hope is just as potent. If lack of trusting in God was the initial motivation for sin, it would be only complete reliance on Jesus and faith and trust in Him that reverses this terrible situation. It doesn’t have anything to do with the “incredible goodness of the human spirit”. In fact, there really is no such thing. It is completely the incredible work of Christ that we must rely on to fix this problem of sin.