Missy and I went to see the update of the famous Cecil B. Demille classic, ‘The Ten Commandments’… The new version has been panned by many. For example one reviewer commented:
When it comes to director Ridley Scott’s artistic and storytelling choices, there’s so much wrong with “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” it’s hard to care about the director’s childish hostility towards religion, which no doubt resulted in a bloodless, brutally boring tale of Moses the Lawgiver.
However, I think Missy summed it up best: the writers took the basic story of the Hebrews exit from Egypt ensconced in the bible and took large amounts of Hollywood ‘artistic latitude’ to come up with a poor imitation of the movie ‘Gladiator’. Instead of a battle between Maximus and Commodus, it’s Moses versus Ramses… The only thing missing was a climatic sword fight to the death.