Exodus: God and Kings is another biblical epic that has gained a lot of controversy before its release. While people debated about the inaccuracies in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, they complained about the casting in Exodus: Gods and Kings. They pointed out that the white actors were cast as the Egyptians, and the black actors were cast as slaves. With that aside, Ridley Scott dedicated the movie to his late brother Tony by making a good-looking epic that follows the Bible more than Noah. However, it’s far from superior.
There’s a feeling of a satire occurring in the movie’s first scenes with John Turturro portraying the Pharaoh Seti prophesying Moses (Christian Bale) and Ramses (Joel Edgerton) to be there for one another and become leader. Years later, Ramses becomes the new Pharaoh, and brings Moses into exile. Then, Moses begins to plague Egypt by freeing the slaves by crossing the Red Sea. I appreciate how Scott portrays the book of Exodus. He adds a lot of realism by making the ten plagues looks like natural disasters. Featuring miraculous sets, breathtaking action and visuals, and exceptional performances by Bale and Edgerton, Exodus: Gods and Kings is a solid attempt.