EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS

Film Reviews

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DIRECTOR: Ridley Scott

May Contain Spoilers!

CINEMA REVIEW

Will we be adding this to our collection?YES

With poor reviews and the fact that I already had my doubts about this project, my expectations were decidedly low about Ridley Scott’s interpretation of the biblical epic of Moses and the Israelite Exodus. But the reviews where too harsh, though not entirely unfounded. The biggest problem here isn’t that Scott had the mammoth task of retelling this bible story or his track record for reinterpreting history, but that this was always going to be an issue with the church etc… if he strayed to far, but it was that it had to stand up against Cecile B. DeMille’s classic The Ten Commandments (1956).

exodus-banner-10-1Granted, The Ten Commandments is far from beyond reproach but it must stand as the definitive cinematic version and even after this, which I liked more…

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