Ridley Scott

Exodus: Gods and Kings

#THE GIST

Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

#adventure     #drama     #history    

#REVIEWS

@Liam

“Exodus: Gods and Kings” takes us back to ancient Egypt to bring us the story about Moses, played by Christian Bale, and his ‘people’ the Hebrews. Most of you probably know the story, or most of it, but for those who don’t you can look it up if you want to. Christian Bale’s performance was good, as were some of the other performances but most of the main characters were mediocre or decent at best. I also feel the film focused on the wrong aspects of the story, with the plagues being so short and road up to the plagues so long. Some may find this more interesting, but I felt the movie just lost focus. Overall, it is quite decent but not a must-see.

#enjoyable 3.0

@Jari

"Exodus: Gods and Kings", tells us the classic biblical story of Moses. The story itself is actually the movies biggest fault, it's all over the place and just too long for it's own good. While the epic battle scenes, plagues and gorgeous visuals are a treat for the eyes, that doesnt save the movie from just becoming boring and dull. The acting performances from the main cast members are great, yet the supporting actors are just decent at best. If you want to see the story of Moses on the big screen done right, I would recommend you watch the animated movie, "The Prince of Egypt", or another adaptation.

#timekiller 2.5

@Conclusion

“Exodus: Gods and Kings” does not live up to the expectations and so, Ridley Scott disappoints once again. Though he does know how to create a spectacle, such as the plagues, the story is lacking and does not find focus throughout. They should have shortened the way up to the plagues and lengthened the plagues themselves. As of now, almost no attention is given to God’s actions. Christian Bale, as well as some other cast members, put up very good to great performances, but sadly we also get to witness some really mediocre or even bad acting from others. Ultimately, “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is a decent film but not a must-see.

#enjoyable 3.0