Exodus: Gods And Kings
Directro: Ridley Scott
Cast: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley
Genre: Action Adventure Drama
Country of origin: UK,USA, Spain 2014 142 mins.
Released by 20th CENTURY FOX
With a 200 million dollar budget, 21st century technology and an epic biblical tale of Moses (Christian Bale) who took on the might of the Egyptian empire, rose up against his brother, the embittered Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton) and led 600,000 Hebrew slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt you expect a stunning spectacle.
The Hittite battle is fantastic with arrows raining down, cavalry charges and chariots worthy of Ben Hur. Plague and pestilence rips through Egypt as we're treated to black frogs, vicious crocodiles, hail, locusts, dead fish, blood filled rivers, erupting boils and on we go and the parting of the Dead Sea offer spectacle but a good chunk of the film's a grand tour of pyramid building and palaces with a new money bling feel, a cast with spray tans and gold lame galore, lots of desert shots and a bit of love interest with Moses and Zipporah (Maria Valverde) who doesn't have much to say. And there's new take on God as a ten year old boy. I did expect or hope that Kenneth Williams would pop out from a long hidden 'Carry On' and camp it up even more but no luck.
An uninspired over-the-top gold lame epic.