EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS (Theatrical Release USA 2014)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì 

Exodus: Gods and Kings is not the classic 1956 movie The Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston by any means. However, the special effects are outstanding and while the casting of Christian Bale as Moses takes away much of the majesty of the 1956 film, it integrates the heavenly and earthly interaction into a relatable intertwining of two very different elements. Be prepared to ‘see’ God as a child figure rather than the thunderous commanding voice. It is an interesting take on casting God. The story itself is well written and the portrayal is good. 

 Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


The Exodus from Egypt story gets a different interpretation. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Ridley Scott) for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Peter Chemin, Ridley Scott, Jenno Topping, Michael Schaefer, and Mark Huffam for making the film possible. Characters/castinclude: Moses (Christian Bale), Ramesses II (Joel Edgerton), Seti I ( (John Turturro), Joshua (Aaron Paul), Viceroy Hegep (Ben Mendelsohn), Tuya (Sigourney Weaver), Nun (Ben Kingsley), Nefertari (Golshifteh Farahani), Malak (Isaac Andrews), Bithiah (Hiam Abbass), High Priestess (Indira Varma), Expert (Ewen Bremner), Zipporah (Maria Valverde), Paser (Ghassan Massoud), Miriam (Tara Fitzgerald), Aaron (Andrew Tarbet), Jethro (Kevork Malikyan), and Dathan (Anton Alexander). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. Cinematic effects are well done. The movie is not boring and worth a watch.

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