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
The music heard when Moses speaks to the Messenger is a slightly modified version of the prelude to Richard Wagner's opera "Das Rheingold". See more »
When Ramses is leading the chariots into the first battle, he shouts "fire" and the archers loose their arrows. Fire is only used when using firearms. With arrows it is "shoot" or "loose". See more »
1300 BCE: For 400 years the Hebrews have been slaves to Egypt. Building its statues, it cities, its glory. In all that time they have not forgotten their homeland. Or their God. God has not forgotten them.
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Exodus: Gods and Kings is a stunning biblical epic with beautiful A-list stars. The grand shots with seamless CGI are the best visual recreation to date of the sheer magnitude of the exodus. Scott artfully brings to life an ancient world that is beautiful to watch. Unfortunately good looks, great actors and a big budget don't equate to a great movie in this case. Christian Bale and the entire cast's excellent performances were overshadowed by the poor casting choices to hire them. The all-white lead cast and betrayal of the biblical tale can be brushed off as Hollywood child-play. However, the unbelievable characters, flimsy dialog and exhausting monotonous tension plagued Exodus. The film is visually beautiful; but unfortunately not much else.
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