‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

hr_Exodus-_Gods_and_Kings_16Ridley Scott’s latest is, as you would expect from the director who bought us Prometheus, Blade Runner and Gladiator, a true epic.

Huge battle scenes, sumptuous Egyptian palaces, revolting slaves, a cast of (computer generated) thousands result in an entertaining spectacle, even if at times it slips into something of a stolid retelling of the Biblical Old Testament story of Moses (Moishe) leading the Hebrews out of Egypt to Canaan. Some of the scenes are genuinely exciting while Christian Bale (Moses) and Joel Edgerton (Ramses) do what they can with a somewhat solemn life-long friendship that suddenly turns.

Rating: 59%

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