Exodus: Gods and Kings tells the biblical story of Moses and how he helped lead the Jews out of slavery in Egypt. Christian Bale played Moses, and Joel Edgerton portrayed the Pharaoh Ramses. Ridley Scott directed the film.
While I love most Ridley Scott films such as Alien, and Prometheus this film was a huge disappointment. The special effects and visuals are amazing but that is all this film really has. Christian Bale was terrific as usual, but no one else seemed to shine. This movie was rather long, and my butt started to fall asleep which I wouldn’t have noticed had this been a better movie. I felt the trailer of the movie built this movie up to be another Ridley Scott masterpiece such as Gladiator but it wasn’t even close.
BOBCAT RECOMMENDATION: I would not see this movie in theaters. The trailer sets you up to expect something great, but it isn’t a great film. The story of Moses is good, but the storytelling of Exodus: Gods and Kings is bad. I would wait to see this movie on DVD or Blu-Ray, and even then I might skip it.