I’ve seen the previews more than once for the new Hollywood extravaganza “Gods and Kings” that opened this weekend. It’s the Moses Exodus story redux. It looks pretty over-the-top. 507 more words
Moses vs. Pharaoh: THIS TIME IT’S PERSONAL.
I got what I expected from Christian Bales’ new movie: Batman channeling Moses.
“EXODUS: Gods and Kings” is far more violent than Charlton Heston’s campy performance in “The Ten Commandments,” and maybe that’s a good thing. 532 more words
Honestly, if I ever have to revisit the story of power struggle between Moses and Ramesses, I would still prefer to watch the 1956 movie. And I say this after sitting through the brand new 2014 rendition yesterday. 625 more words
“And this is your famous Uncle Moses,” a Hebrew man says to a child in Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings. “He was once Prince of Egypt.” Renowned in movie history as in Bible history, Moses was indeed the star of the 1998… 1,303 more words
I was getting all excited to see the new version of the Ten Commandments until I heard of the following at dinner:
The strangeness of Scott’s burning-bush sequence and his daring approach to representing the divine presence Moses encounters offer a possible point of entry on this issue. 265 more words
This film review of “Exodus – Gods and Kings” appeared in the Australian Jewish News on 11 December 2014
Directed by Ridley Scott
Starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley… 1,005 more words