Exodus: Gods and Kings Movie Review – The story of Moses has been told time and time again. The notion of one man abolishing slavery in Biblical times is too good to pass up. So when I heard of Exodus: Gods and Kings I was ecstatic, I mean, Ridley Scott in the director’s chair? Yes please… Christian Bale as Moses? Sign me up!!!! Walking into the theater I was like, That Bush on Fire is gonna look AMAZING!!!! Little did I know that the movie was going to let me down… Miserably.
Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Ridley Scott tries to brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Now, where do I begin? We all know that watching any Biblical story you must have endurance. We also know that some parts of the storyline will be slow and full of dialog. On Exodus: Gods and Kings this is way over the top and it takes it to another level. Pointless shatter, horseback riding, panning over desert views, LOVE STORY (yes, you heard right, love story) is too much for one to handle. When you are looking around and wishing for the movie to be over is not a good thing, right?
I think Scott took too much liberty on this film, changing what makes the story of Moses uplifting and enjoyable. Sure there was a burning bush and there were plagues but it was not presented in the typical way. The change made the story boring and quite stagnate.
Christian Bale was ok as Moses, If told in a more familiar way I would probably enjoy his performance a bit more. Joel Edgerton as Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses was very impressive. Even thou we know that the Pharaoh’s actions were less than holy, somehow it was the character I enjoyed the most.
Putting too much emphasis on how the story probably would have happen in real life makes a godly story too believable and therefore not Bible worthy. Now add pointless 3D glasses to this and now you have a recipe for disaster. It will be a Miracle if this movie does good after 2 weeks in the Box Office.