Movie Review: Exodus 2014

Egyptian princes Moses (Christian Bale) and Ramses (Joel Edgerton) were raised together as brothers. When Ramses becomes pharaoh, Moses becomes his most trusted adviser. However, when Moses’ true Hebrew heritage is revealed, Ramses banishes him to the desert and almost certain death. But, God has a mission for Moses: to free the Israelites from slavery. Moses returns from exile and demands that Ramses let his people go, but the arrogant ruler is unmoved, leading to a battle of divine wills.

Here’s a quick trailer of the movie.

The movie starts off quite boring and plays on the scenes based from how the Bible portrayed it to be. Some scenes were dragging and didn’t quite maintain my attention during the whole course of the two hour movie. The costumes and the action scenes were quite okay in my opinion, there wasn’t really that much action and bloodshed as I expected it would turn out. The pompous display of pageantry from their usual Egyptian get up didn’t quite make an impact on me.

God took the form of a kid in the movie and while slowly revealing his larger than life plan for Moses to lead his people to the promised land he comes head to head with Moses  as some altercations ensue since they don’t always meet eye to eye and are not really on the same level as to how they faced the pressing issue at hand.

Slavery was rampant in the land of Egypt when our protagonist came back from Exile and how he slowly convinces the Hebrews to take action was quite a turning point for me and piqued up my interest once again. He was the voice of the underdogs and would soon turn out to be their liberator from the shackles that enslaved them for so long.

Watch the movie and tell me what you think of it.

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