Directed by: Ridley Scott
Starring: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Running time: 154 minutes
Our Score: 1.5 out of 5 stars
I really had no interest in seeing “Exodus: Gods and Kings” prior to seeing the trailer. They really roped me in with that trailer. It looks action packed and visual entertaining. Well, that trailer certainly had a great editor. “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is a bloated, boring, 2.5 hour mess. I wasn’t convinced by any of the performances at all. I was really hoping for an epic action film but this was very slow paced and when the action came it had little to no pay off.
Everyone should know the story of Moses but in case you don’t, the film follows a once respected General, Moses (Christian Bale), who comes back after being banned by the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton) to save free the 600,000 slaves that are his people. After warnings to Ramses, the city is taken by a sea of deadly plagues. Moses and his people set out on to escape Egypt and to carry out God’s plan.
When I see a movie in the theaters, I have never fallen asleep ever. This film almost came close to ruining that streak. The visual effects were good when they were happening but I just felt like they really far and few between. There were two cool scenes and when the plagues start and the part of the sea other than that. I really was underwhelming. Same goes for the 3D in the film, that was a real shame and wasn’t used at all. I mean literally nothing. I feel bad for Bale and Edgerton because they really are great actors but this was a very poor choice for them. Save your money and catch this on cable.