‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ ~
CFDb Movie Review
From acclaimed director Ridley Scott, comes the epic adventure “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” 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 (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
We watched this movie in 3-D and if you are going to see this film, we would recommend you watch it in 3-D because the special effects at times, were great. As far as the rest of the story…here were the reasons we really don’t recommend watching this film and this DOES contain spoilers:
- So much error in this film, but even worse than that, was the obvious lack of faith and lack of God in general, except the messenger who was a little boy, which was highly odd.
- They completely ignored the fact that God talked to Aaron as well and Aaron was the spokesman because Moses didn’t want to. And completely ignored them going to confront Pharaoh except sneaking around.
- They showed Moses coming up with ideas to deliver the people of Israel when it was God from beginning to end.
- The Bible says they walked on dry land, not a low tide or the tide being pulled back like a tsunami.
- When they left, the Egyptians were spitting at them, but in reality they gave them gifts and jewels.
- The 10 commandments were NOT written by Moses, but by God, with His own finger. Not even sure why they bothered showing that part at all, so much insignificance, for something of the utmost importance.
- The way Moses seemed to not know what God wanted when God was speaking to him and leading him the whole time.
- The ending – wow – it actually showed Moses touching the ark and riding in a cart. This was a sin punishable by death. The ark was carried and was not allowed to be touched.
The Bible is interesting enough with the whole truth and nothing but the truth. This movie, although a great conversation starter, really did not do God or Christianity any justice at all.
In Theaters now, but will be on DVD soon.
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