Movie Review: New 'Exodus' May Make You Exit Fast (video-photo)
Movie Review: New 'Exodus' May Make You Exit Fast
'Gods and Kings' costar with flies and frogs, floods and fire in a film of biblical proportions
by Lorrie Lynch, AARP, December 11, 2014
Run time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver
Director: Ridley Scott
Something feels wrong about slipping on 3-D glasses to watch a Bible saga.
But that's what moviegoers must do to experience the latest action-packed epic from Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Alien, American Gangster). The special-effects wizardry of Exodus: Gods and Kings opens with a grand battle scene in which horse hooves, chariot wheels and human bodies appear to tumble off the movie screen and right into our popcorn buckets.
Two-and-a-half hours later you may feel exhausted, as I did, at having endured the 10 plagues of Egypt, during which locusts and flies buzz straight at your head, frogs seem to catapult into your lap, unsuspecting fishermen get bitten in half before your eyes (to turn water into blood), hail the size of crocodile eggs pelts the Egyptian population and, well, you get the picture.
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