“Exodus: Gods and Kings” is spectacular.
In theaters: Friday, 12 December 2014
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley
JJ Huntersaid on Friday, February 20, 2015 8:47:38 PMSince the bible is myth, this movie fits. I agree it's more like a Marvel Comic in the way the characters are portrayed but the effects are very impressive. Since no one was there 2000 years ago, this is as accurate as the bible which is about as accurate as Harry Potter and the Book of Mormon. Just enjoy it and stop whining about a god. It's nonsense.
Tony McCarty said on Saturday, January 17, 2015 10:21:33 PMThis movie is a blasphemy don't like it the director didn't have guidance from the bible nothing in the movie was from bible and they change all the words people pls read the bible read the book exodus and you realize that this movie is a blasphemy people God is coming soon don't be confuse
Landonsaid on Sunday, January 04, 2015 1:04:25 AMThis movie is horrible and disrespectful to God, to every Christian and to every Jewish believer!!! The movie is anti-biblical garbage. Shame on Mr. Scott for taking away the power and miracles God demonstrated to save his people and humble the pharaoh! I got one more comment, mr. Scott I want my fifty dollars back!!! No Red Sea parting just RIDICILOUS!!! Shame on all who were involved in this blasphemous movie, I pray that God forgives them all.
Chuck Rsaid on Sunday, January 04, 2015 12:23:19 AMSorry Dan M, this movie was pathetic. I feel my wife and I waste the money. Moses was very badly played and not a convincing "leader", too hesitant. The biblical accuracy of this is so far out the window it never got in the room to get out. God as a little "british" speaking boy ??? Well I guess the director could have made God a gay transvestite. I did not view Scott's "The Counselor" but no matter I would not view anything he does. -1*
Alex Limsaid on Thursday, January 01, 2015 7:27:37 PMOne of the elements of film making is having a good enough story to drive its other elements. As the title alone suggests - Gods and Kings, it is clearly a fictional account of the story of Moses. There is only one God in Judaism. Not Gods. That alone should tell you not to expect a truthful account of the story. If people wanted a truthful account, go watch a documentary. Just because Cecile B. DeMile tried to be truthful in his Ten Commandments is no benchmark for making an epic movie about the story. A good story is always a good story, it doesn't matter if it was truthful or a lie. Entertainment is not about being truthful. It's about suspending disbelief. And boy did this movie do so with the highest possible craftsmanship in 21st century movie making. If you want to be entertained by sheer awesome spectacle that so few directors can helm, watch this. To some extent, the movie is iconoclastic, shattering what even I hold to be true about the biblical story. But that's basically a matter of cinematic and creative interpretation when it comes to story-telling. To those offended by its distortions of biblical truth, just remember this is cinematic arts, it is not a religious sermon. It could be, but doesn't have to.
Bryansaid on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 10:11:04 AMThis is what drives me crazy about hollywood. Whenever they try to take the bible to the big screen their green eyes blinds them of what is written. Heck, the script is already written so just follow the script.
This movie was very disappointing. They made God seem to be a obnoxious 10yr old kid who was only full of anger. I won't even get started on their weren't any africans in the film and the entire thing took plae in Egypt.
I give this movie a C-
Mikesaid on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:07:29 AMThanks Rich for an objective honest review of a movie made by respected artists. I'm going to see it tomorrow.
Yehyasaid on Sunday, December 28, 2014 8:07:38 AMAs ewan in this thread have posted, if you don't believe in the story dont make the movie, true you can't remove the religious part of it where you should expect that most of your audience have seen or heard about that historical events and are eager to see it with their owns eyes, the movie was very poorly executed with the following miss opportunities that could have made it far more impactful:
1) the first time god spoke with moses cane after he was hit with a rock!
2)ok if you want to choose a human to represent god , but kids are innocent and playful by nature , it doesn't look mighty or divine thus irrelevant with all the suffering that god has given to ramasis!
3) the ocean scene, this is one the most epic miracle probably in the history (regardless if it's true or not), but couldn't the director use 21 centuries tech and visual effects to give more of an appeal! More than just strong current and then a storm!
The story could have been the hit of 2014 but just like noah, very poorly presented to the audience.
Ewan Robertssaid on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 10:10:50 AMThis movie was awful. It was slow. It was inaccurate. The attempts at political correctness were sickening. Humanizing God was not a problem for me but making it seem like Moses got hit on the head and hallucinated their entire meeting was offensive. Altering the story of the plagues, Offensive. Having a Hebrew child holding a cross and then pharaoh finding a cross to determine the Hebrews whereabouts was factually ridiculous and offensive. Richard romper saw a completely different movie than the one I saw. If you are going to make a movie about a religious story then you can't avoid the religion part of it. If you don't believe the story perhaps you shouldn't make the movie.
Anouksaid on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 4:03:51 PMIt's absurd that these characters are represented as white people. Ancient Egyptians represented themselves as black Africans in their art work and artifacts. Moses and other biblical characters were certainly not white.