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‘Exodus’ Review: The Story Of Moses Unlike Anything You’ve Seen Before

Thu, December 11, 2014 2:35pm EDT by Chloe Melas Add first Comment
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This film will have you at the edge of your seat and Christian Bale is captivating as Moses.

Get ready for the biggest event of the season — Exodus: Gods and Kings. Buckle up and put on your 3D glasses and take a journey with Moses [Christian Bale] as he leads the Israelites out of Egypt. Ridley Scott‘s epic adaptation is nothing short of thrilling.

‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Review

The movie begins with Moses and his brother Ramses [Joel Edgerton], who are competing for the love and attention of their father, pharaoh Seti [John Turturro]. The costumes, action scenes, and unbelievable attention to detail in the film is astonishing and makes you feel like you are truly living during the B.C. era.hl-movie-review-4-stars

But one thing I wasn’t a huge fan of were the accents. Why did everyone in the film have a British accent? It made it at times hard to truly believe what was happening on screen.

The best part of the movie had to be the depiction of the plagues. When Moses is exiled after Ramses discovers that he is of Jewish descent and not his blood brother, God punishes the Kingdom.

Just like when you were a child learning about the 10 plagues, watching it come to life in Ridley’s film is unbelievable. From the toads, locusts, and deaths of all the first born, you feel like this is actually happening to you. Especially with the special 3D effects!

Moses Parts The Sea In Epic Battle Scene

When Moses goes back to free the Israelites, who have been enslaved for more than 400 years, I got goosebumps. You feel the deep depths of despair that these people had been gone through. The horrific conditions they had been living in and the mistreatment by the Egyptians was appalling and I’m sure accurately portrayed by Ridley.

Watching Moses go to save his people is the Christmas miracle that you need to witness this holiday season. Although you most likely already know the outcome of this film, it’s still amazing to watch it all unfold in this version.

But it’s not exactly the way it’s written in the Bible and don’t expect to walk away with a history lesson either. This is Ridley’s version but I have to say I really enjoyed it. It’s definitely worth seeing and the final scene with the parting of the sea will have you clenching your seat in one hand, while you reach for the Kleenex in the other.

HollywoodLifers, are you excited to see Exodus: Gods and Kings? It hits theaters Dec. 12, 2014.

— Chloe Melas

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