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Re: Trailer for Ridley Scott's new Moses epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings"
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 09:16:14 PM »
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Re: Trailer for Ridley Scott's new Moses epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings"
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 02:33:06 PM »
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I've been excited for this project since I first heard about it. Ridley Scott is one of the best directors of our time, and he's especially good at delivering "historical" dramas (Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, and Robin Hood). The cast is excellent; Christian Bale is an elite actor, and I love Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver, and Aaron Paul (who I desperately hope has a larger role than I suspect he will). I'm not too familiar with Joel Edgerton, but the stuff I've read has been glowing. Scott has never been known to surround himself with a weak cast, and it looks like Exodus will be no exception. Ridley Scott isn't known to make bad movies when he's given full creative control (the director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven is significantly better than the original), and though I can't definitive number on what the budget is, I'm guessing it's between $150 and 200 million. I don't think there's much of a chance that from a film making perspective this will end up being a bad movie.

Of course, there will more than likely be a controversy surrounding it, the same way there was with Noah. Personally, I thought Noah was an excellent film, and while it wasn't particularly biblically accurate, it never claimed it wanted to be. I think people who decry Noah as heretical simply didn't do any research to find out what it was actually going to be about, expected it to be Son of God or something similar, and thus were blindsided when it was a secular movie using a biblical story as a backdrop. I suspect a very similar thing will happen here. Andrew Tarbet seems to be getting low billing, which leads me to believe that Aaron will have a very diminished role (which makes sense from a storytelling perspective; I don't recall Prince of Egypt utilizing Aaron much either). If Noah proved anything, it's that changes in the name of creative license on biblical stories won't be well-received by the Christian community, and I'm sure this film will have plenty.

At any rate, if any theatres around me will be having a midnight showing, I'll definitely go see it unless reviews are exceptionally negative. Looking forward to it a lot.

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Re: Trailer for Ridley Scott's new Moses epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings"
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 03:41:15 PM »
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Prometheus was phenomenal! Ridley Scott is such a master of the aesthetic, I'd watch anything he makes. I've always wanted to make a movie based off the book of Exodus (being that I'm an aspiring filmmaker) so naturally I'm pumped for this project. Joel Edgerton as the Pharaoh is an inspired casting decision; loving it.

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Re: Trailer for Ridley Scott's new Moses epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings"
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2014, 03:30:38 PM »
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I so want to see batman battle the pharoh... lol

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Re: Trailer for Ridley Scott's new Moses epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings"
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2014, 10:26:53 AM »
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IIf Noah proved anything, it's that changes in the name of creative license on biblical stories won't be well-received by the Christian community, and I'm sure this film will have plenty.

It's not just Christians, but they are making changes to the Torah as well.  Noah was one thing, but Moses is one of the most beloved (if not THE most beloved) Jewish character.  I can't imagine that any Jew who takes the Torah seriously would care for it either.

To be fair to the Noah critics, using the Bible as a main backdrop and then cutting out God is offensive.  Doing it with Moses (where God plays an even more prominent role), will garner well-deserved criticism.  Christians should always be attentive when God's Word is represented or misrepresented.

 FTR, I don't know if Scott is the same director as the Noah, and I didn't bother looking it up. 
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Re: Trailer for Ridley Scott's new Moses epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings"
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2014, 10:31:59 AM »
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IIf Noah proved anything, it's that changes in the name of creative license on biblical stories won't be well-received by the Christian community, and I'm sure this film will have plenty.

It's not just Christians, but they are making changes to the Torah as well.  Noah was one thing, but Moses is one of the most beloved (if not THE most beloved) Jewish character.  I can't imagine that any Jew who takes the Torah seriously would care for it either.

To be fair to the Noah critics, using the Bible as a main backdrop and then cutting out God is offensive.  Doing it with Moses (where God plays an even more prominent role), will garner well-deserved criticism.  Christians should always be attentive when God's Word is represented or misrepresented.

 FTR, I don't know if Scott is the same director as the Noah, and I didn't bother looking it up.

Noah did not cut out God in the least. I hope you're not referring to the characters calling him "the Creator". And believe it or not, Noah was very well received by the Jewish community due to the fact that the film is heavily inspired by jewish folklore and kabbalah.

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Re: Trailer for Ridley Scott's new Moses epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings"
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2014, 10:37:05 AM »
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I wasn't referencing anything in the film particularly because I still need to see it to comment directly.  I was going off quotes from the director to the effect of...the story belongs to all humans and not just those who believe in the Bible.

I did not know that about the Jewish community and the Noah movie, but I still stand by my thoughts that if they don't do Moses (who is way more important to them than Noah) justice, then it will not just be the Christians who are upset.
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Re: Trailer for Ridley Scott's new Moses epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings"
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2014, 12:35:12 PM »
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I'm with Chris, Ridley Scott's films are fantastic. Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven are both some of my all time faves.