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EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS

Movie Review by David Blackwell

 

STUDIO: 20th Century Fox/ Scott Free

Theatrical RELEASE DATE: 12-12-2014

Moses (Christian Bale) has been raised with Ramses (Joel Edgerton) since birth in ancient Egypt.  They are like brothers, but the rift starts opening up between them after Moses discovers the truth (he first doesn’t want to hear) when he visits a slaver and one of the Hebrew slaves tells Moses of his true origins.   He is soon exiled and he finds love only to come to his true destiny to lead 400,000 Hebrews to the promised land across the Red Sea with the Egyptian army in pursuit.

 

EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS is a new take on the life of Moses as director Ridley Scott approaches it from more of realistic angle (since he views the tales of Moses more like science fiction) with realistic explanations of what caused the so-caused biblical plagues and what could have the Red Sea to part.   The story even gives an out to Moses could be just talking to God in his head as some form of possible brain damage after trying to go up the mountain to save some sheep.  God appears to him in the form of some angry boy who is tried of waiting for someone to free the Hebrew slaves (after 400 years of waiting).   The hardcore Christians might not like all of the new take on the tale of Moses, but EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS is more accessible to everyone without trying to preach the Bible tale to you.   I like how Ridley Scott approaches the tale like how it could have happened without wrapping it up in miracles.  

 

This review is 12-27-2014 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com

 

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