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. Written by
20th Century Fox
Christian Bale's Batman told Blake to "Lead an exodus" 2 years prior in "The Dark Knight Rises." See more »
Although the movie was criticized for white-washing, Ancient Egyptians were not ethnically similar to modern Sub-Saharan Africans. Their genetic make-up was more similar to Semitic, Turkish, and European populations. Specifically Ramses II was a white red-head, as were half of his close family. (see Ramses II's mummy, his family's mummies, which still exist, and the latest DNA studies on Ancient Egyptian demographics). See more »
Who are you?
Who are YOU?
I'm a shepherd.
I thought you were a general. I need a general.
To fight. Why else?
Fight who? For what?
I think you know. I think you should go and see what's happening to your people now. You won't be at peace until you do. Are they not people in your opinion?
Who are you?
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Excellent to expose the stupidity of biblical literalists
I'm giving this film a 10, not because it's an excellent movie (it's a good movie, though). I'm giving it a 10 for the courage of its makers to deviate from the biblical narration, although it could have been an even looser interpretation of the Exodus story, since it never happened in reality.
I'm at the same time amazed and amused by the many negative reviews given by angry religious people who are mad at the film makers for not sticking to the "historical facts". Are you kidding me? These people read a story that for centuries was orally passed from generation to generation, until it one day, some 2,500 years ago, i.e. many centuries after the supposed events, got written down, and they call it "historical facts"?!
It's exactly how Lewis Black (a Jew) said in one of his performances: "These people watch The Flintstones as if it were a documentary."
If this story happened the way the Bible tells it, then biblical literalists really are worshiping a sadistic tyrant, who kills innocent people and even children. Is this what they want?
Please think: You have 400 years of Hebrew presence in Egypt and about 2,000,000 people (600,000 men + their families + a number of non Hebrews) walking for 40 years in the desert, and despite 200 years of intense search absolutely nothing has ever been found that shows that this biblical tale really took place. Zero, nada, niente! Even many Jews don't believe in it anymore. In the 1970s archaeologists gave up searching for evidences.
So, why should a film about the Exodus stick to the "facts" when this story is not based on facts?
If religious people want historical facts, how about this one: the film makers were very kind to religious people, stating that the Hebrews had only one God ("they had not forgotten their God"). But according to the Jewish Encyclopedia, fact is that the Hebrews were polytheists. Only after Moses they became mostly monotheists, not completely. For centuries they kept going back to their other gods. After the Babylonian exile, the prophets compelled them to stick with Yahweh, who before was just one of their many gods.
And if you think Moses was a man of God, then open your Bible now and read Numbers 31:13-18. That was Moses! And in Deuteronomy 13:6-10 God himself commands the Israelites to kill their own families, if they turn to other gods.
If you believe in the Bible, this is the God you are following!
Anyway, a good film, interesting and with very good CGI! Christian Bale cool, as always.
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