Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus: Gods and Kings ★★½

"Who are you?"
"I am"

It's hard to like Exodus: Gods and Kings.

For one it's bland and unimaginative; this is because it the film is directly from The Bible, and it lacks any artistic integrity. Character development is limited, which can be seen in the fact that most of the big name supporting actors only get a few lines and their character is in the spotlight for scenes at a time without even knowing much about them. For example, Aaron Paul hardly has any lines throughout the film and spends most of the scenes he is in being silent, I also forgot the reason why he was in it because he never did anything that rememberable.

The timing is all off as well; in one scene Moses meets a girl, the next he is marrying her. Like what? That also supports my poor character development theme: Mose's wife has no character development and we forget that he is actually married to her because she is only seen in the meeting/marriage scene then he leaves her and an hour later comes back to her. Which leads me onto the next flaw: the runtime of the film.

It went for 154 minutes; The Simpsons told the same story in about 5-10 minutes. The Simpson's version was much more entertaining. The Simpson's did a better job than Ridley Scott.

In the end, I would have been more entertained by reading the actual Exodus from The Bible.

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