Exodus: Gods and Kings

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"Once brothers, now enemies."
  • PG-13
  • 2014
  • 6.0  (177,832)
  • 52

Exodus: Gods and Kings is a 2014 epic biblical drama film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, and Ben Kingsley. The film tells the story of the biblical figure Moses and his journey to lead the Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt and to the Promised Land. The film begins with Moses as a young general in the Egyptian army, fighting against the Hittites alongside his adoptive brother, the Pharaoh Ramses II. After witnessing the brutality of his own people towards the Hebrew slaves, Moses begins to question his identity and his place in Egyptian society. His world is turned upside down when he is approached by God in the form of a young boy, who tells him that he is the chosen one to lead the Hebrews out of slavery and into the Promised Land.

Moses initially refuses this call, but after a series of plagues ravage Egypt, he reluctantly agrees to lead his people out of slavery. The film follows Moses's journey as he confronts the Pharaoh and faces the wrath of God as he struggles to fulfill his destiny and bring his people to freedom.

One of the major themes of the film is the conflict between the Hebrew God and the gods of Egypt. As the plagues unfold, the Pharaoh's advisors insist that the plagues are brought on by uncontrollable natural phenomena, while Moses insists that they are the work of the Hebrew God. This tension builds throughout the film as the Egyptian people and their leaders struggle to understand the power of the Hebrew God, and the implications this may have for their own beliefs.

Another major theme is the relationship between Moses and Ramses. Despite being raised as brothers, their loyalties are tested as Moses becomes the leader of the Hebrews and Ramses becomes increasingly cruel towards them. The film explores the emotional and political conflicts between the two men, as well as their personal struggles to come to terms with their identities and their place in society.

The film features stunning visual effects and cinematography, bringing to life the sweeping desert landscapes and ancient cities of Egypt. The battle scenes are intense and visceral, with large-scale set pieces and plenty of action.

The performances in Exodus: Gods and Kings are excellent, particularly from Christian Bale in the role of Moses. He brings depth and nuance to the character, showing his struggles with doubt and his own beliefs as the weight of his responsibilities grows heavier. Joel Edgerton provides a powerful and complex portrayal of Ramses, balancing his cruelty towards the Hebrews with his own personal struggles and doubts.

Overall, Exodus: Gods and Kings is a powerful and epic retelling of the biblical story of Moses. Its themes of faith, identity, and freedom make it a thought-provoking and engaging film, while its stunning visuals and performances make it a must-see for fans of epic historical dramas.

Exodus: Gods and Kings is a 2014 adventure movie. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 52.

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