Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus: Gods and Kings ★★½

On the second time around it only got slightly better, simply due to the fact I was able to sit and watch it in the comfort of my own home. Even then, it proved frustrating. Some epic scale, the odd rousing note and sporadic moments of beauty don't save this from the mess it is. There were many reports that it had to be cut down from it's massive four and a half hour first cut and it shows. Instead of having the first assembly crafted and distilled it appears as if though it was just hacked down to the two and a half hours. It's a shame because I actually believe there's a good movie in there somewhere. The theatrical cut just doesn't do it justice. This seems to be a recurring problem with Ridley Scott. For whatever reason, he just finds it impossible to cut his films to his and the audience's satisfaction.

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