Movie to watch this holiday Exodus: Gods and Kings


MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: Adam Cooper, Bill Collage
Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley

What is there to say about this film? The cinematography was great. I definitely love how powerful Christian Bale portrays Moses. The back story is interesting. I can’t imagine Moses being part of the Pharaoh’s army (well, his right hand man, apparently) and favored by man that raised him. His “brother” turns his back on him after a realization. It’s true that lies and betrayal have been going on for centuries.

Moses, banished and settles in a small town. Marries and then climbs a forbidden mountain, where he meets God. Everything “falls into place” somewhat according to the Book of Moses. Well, somewhat. I don’t know. I am not a bible thumping individual (and barely practicing Catholicism), but it makes you think, right?

The movie portrays as Moses being crazy(you see the perception from everyone else), talking to himself, when in fact he is talking to God, portrayed by a little boy. Now, what is the irony there? The symbolism? That God is a child? I can’t even explain it myself.

Okay, maybe I am reading to deep into this. You want to know if the movie is worth seeing. Well, you tell me. I liked it. I enjoyed the cinematography. I enjoyed the setting. I love that part of history. I love the country of Egypt. The battle scenes were pretty neat. The relationship between Moses and Ramses is a love hate one. They love to hate each other, with jealousy from Ramses of Moses. Yearning for the relationship that Moses had with the Pharaoh. I honestly don’t know what to say about this one.
I want you to watch it yourself. Then tell me what you thought of it. It’s a 2.5 hour movie, so be prepared, but go in with a clear mind.
After watching, then think about all your learnings of the Book of Moses.
I know the movie is fiction. I think that it went away from the actual book. I went hunting for my bible….hmm….not sure what happened to that one….