Friday, 26 December 2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Managed to see Exodus, a strange interpretation of the Moses story almost, quite bleak, and also enjoyed the performances enough and the film in general. Many scenes may well have bored a typical mainstream cinema goer Perhaps the exploration of what kind of world they were really historically dealing was a generalisation that they couldn't really afford to get too bogged down exploring but what they put on the screen was elaborate enough. So they had the plagues, ditched anything that seemed too visually supernatural unless it could be explained away as an internal mental vision and they ditched the golden ark as well. Not a movie for Indiana Jones fans to get obsessed by certainly. Perhaps in its own way was an essay about what sort of person Moses was and how he was being mentally led by something that at the same time in itself was acting as a catalyst for odd events. May need to see it again because a bunch of wide skilled irish gypsies with young triplets and a wailing baby couldn't keep their mouths shut in the back corner. Joel Edgerton had an interesting makeup job to play Ramesses, fifty years ago they probably would have been after Yul Brynner. It would good to see an extended cut of this.

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