The usual from Maher, his disdain for literal bible interpretations mixed with a contempt for actors who invariably take themselves way too seriously, in this case, Russell Crowe. Nothing new here, but the dig at Chris Christie was welcome after Maher's minimizing the political fallout in New Jersey.
And finally, New Rule: No one can blame me when I say this is a stupid country, when 60% of the adults in it think the Noah's Ark story is literally true. Which is why I'm already sick of seeing the ads for this floating piece of giraffe crap.
Although the movie has been condemned by both Christians and Muslims, so it must be doing something right. And they say it also may lose a fortune for the studio, which would put it in hot water with the Jews too. (audience laughter and applause)
But get this. What the Christians who are now protesting this movie are upset about is that it doesn't take the Biblical story literally enough. They're mad because this made up story doesn't stay true to their made up story.
But the thing that's really disturbing about Noah isn't the silly. It's that's it's immoral. It's about a psychotic mass murderer who gets away with it, and his name is God. Genesis says God was so angry with himself for screwing up when he made mankind so flawed — rrrrr — that he sent the flood to kill everyone! Everyone! Men, women, children, babies. What kind of tyrant punishes everyone just to get back at the few he's mad at? I mean, besides Chris Christie. (audience laughter and applause)
Hey God, you know you're kind of a dick when you're in a movie with Russell Crowe, and you're the one with anger issues. (audience laughter)