Yes, I'm talking to you "Noah".
The latest Biblical story to make its way to cinemas (for the second time actually) is the Book of Exodus. Christian Bale is the newest person to portray Moses in this new take on the exodus from Egypt titled "Exodus: Gods and Kings".
Whenever I think of this story in cinematic form, I think of the classic 1956 version starring Charlton Heston. Those were the good old days of film making.
Well, it appears this story is in the running for a 2014 update with a cast of relatively familiar actors and a plot that most people know by heart.
I think most reactions after people watch this movie will be:
"Well I knew how that was going to end. The book was better".
If you can't guess, this movie revolves around the titular Egyptian Prince Moses and his brother Rhamses and their struggle of ideologies over the Egyptian slaves. God tasks Moses to free the slaves and when Rhamses denies this request, Moses calls down ten plagues to change his brother's mind.
If you don't know the rest of the story, time to go do some old fashioned reading.
Is this film a family recommendation?
It's hard to tell at this point.
On the one hand, it's good to bring families to old-fashioned tales that deal with people like Moses or Noah. On the other hand, it looks like this will be more of an epic film which will focus on special effects and action rather than the characters and the story.
I may still have a bad tatse in my mouth after watching "Noah", but the optimist in me says to give "Exodus: Gods and Kings" a chance.
"Exodus: Gods and Kings" opens on December 12 and stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, and Aaron Paul.
By: Matthew Romeo
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