Hubby and I saw the movie Exodus - Gods and Kings today. I do not understand why anyone produces a movie about a Biblical character and events recorded in the Bible, and completely re-writes the story. The first 15 minutes of the movie up to the point where Moses climbs the mountain to the burning bush are the only accurate minutes in the 150 minute long movie.
Exodus is described as biblically-inspired epic film directed by Ridley Scott. It was written by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine and Steven Zaillian.
In the movie, God presents himself as a little boy. Moses is buried in mud rather than 'standing' on holy ground before God represented in the Bible in the burning bush. Moses carries a sword throughout the movie rather than a shepherd's staff.
Interesting tidbits from IMDB:
The director Ridley Scott is apparently an agnostic...
In an interview with Esquire magazine, Ridley Scott called religion "the biggest source of evil", explaining, "Everyone is tearing each other apart in the name of their personal god. And the irony is, by definition, they're probably worshiping the same god". In another interview, Scott claimed that being an agnostic was a good quality for directing a Biblical story "because I've got to convince myself the story works."
The above belief by Scott explains a lot and why he felt no need to keep the story accurate.
Also from IMDB:
To prepare for his role as Moses, Christian Bale quickly surpassed Sunday school basics and delved into scripture and literary works. He read the first five books of the Bible, the Koran, as well as Louis Ginzberg's classic, "Legends of the Jews" and Jonathan Kirsch's "Moses, A Life."
Well, all I can say is he did not read the same Bible I read each day. And what does the Koran have to do with Moses? Does Bale believe anything in that evil book?
Some people have complained about the skin color of the actors and accents of the actors. I have no problem with either.
Hubby and I had a very nice day, the movie was good if you are not looking for Biblical accuracy. We had a delicious dinner too. Spending time with my sweetie is always a good thing.
If you go see the movie Exodus - Gods and Kings, know ahead of time it is nothing like the Bible version.