Ridley Scott’s epic movie tells the tale of Moses and his awakening to his true heritage and his task of saving the Hebrews from slavery. I give this movie a B. It’s one that keeps you talking long after the movie ends. But Exodus isn’t without controversy… complaints ranged from the image of God as a bratty 11 year old to the almost all white cast. However, with a topic as “hot” as religious beliefs you can’t please everyone.
I loved the interaction between Ramses and Moses. They were truly brothers-the bickering with sibling rivalry. “You were always dad’s favorite.” Then there’s the secondary character of Viceroy Hegep, who you love to hate. Watching him fall over the cliff was my silent moment of cheering!
I recommend this movie to an adult audience who love action movies with beautiful imagery and a story that keeps you thinking about it long after you go home.
For fans of the Charlton Heston version, this Moses is unlike any you’ve seen before. He’s darker and tormented, as well as conflicted with the task set before him by God. Much like the earlier movie, Noah, we see a Biblical character as a man, not a god. This version also doesn’t “retell” the previous movie. It puts its own spin on the story. You won’t get any of those classic Moses one-liners… “Let my people go.”
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