Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus Gods and Kings
Review: The story of Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt.
Director: Ridley Scott
Actors: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver and Tara Fitzgerald
Year: 2014
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography and Drama
Conclusion: 2/5
From one of the most acclaimed directors comes Exodus: Gods and Kings. When this film came out Ridley Scott was charged with racism for casting white western actors in the lead roles of what is a Middle Eastern/North African story. When asked about this the director insisted that it was a matter of economic necessity. This film is far too long and could easily be half the time. In an interview with an American Magazine, Ridley Scott claimed there was a “final” cut of the film that was 4 hours. It is reported that Oscar Isaac and Javier Bardem turned down the role of Ramses. The C.G. in this is quite incredible especially the scene of the parting of the Red Sea. If you want a biblical film to watch go and see Noah which is much better. One film critic wrote about this film “Simultaneously the dullest and the most insulting version of itself it could possibly be. If only it had managed to be campy, that’d be something…” 


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