VIDEO: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’: Film Review

BALERidley Scott’s rendering of the Book of Exodus serves up most of the spectacular highlights of the Biblical tale

2014 marks the resurgence of the Old Testament at the movies. After Darren Aronofsky turned to Genesis to unleash Noah, Ridley Scott moves forward to the Book of Exodus to revisit the story of Moses. Exodus: Gods and Kings is this century’s answer to Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments, but it already looks to be more controversial than that pious 1956 opus. Spectacularly filmed, intermittently well acted though not quite as much campy fun as the DeMille version, the picture looks likely to attract a substantial audience even if some religious leaders voice protests. MORE