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Movie Breakdown: Exodus: Gods And Kings

December 11, 2014


People are doing traditional-style reviews all over the web, so we decided to try something different.  In each “breakdown” we’ll take a look at what a film’s marketing led us to believe, how the movie actually played, and then what we learned from it all.  Read on!

The Impression:

Ridley Scott tells the tale of Moses.

The Reality:

Exodus: Gods And Kings (or as I like to call it, Moses Rises) is a mess of a film.  Ridley Scott succeeds at delivering a visual spectacle, but he falls flat with everything else – the pacing is clunky and tedious, the casting doesn’t feel right (who the hell hired John Turturro to portray a Pharaoh?) and the story itself just isn’t told in an interesting or entertaining way.  How disappointing.  I advise that you skip it.

The Lesson:

Nice try, I guess.

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