After being disappointed by Noah earlier this year (particularly with the Rock Creatures and the overtly Gnostic take on the Scriptures), you’d think I wouldn’t be as excited for Exodus: Gods and Kings as I am.
Ever the optimist, here’s why I am excited to see the new film on Moses:
1. If Hollywood wants to spend $140,000,000 on a story from the Scriptures, I am happy to support them for their efforts.
2. I am easily entertained and love action movies with a spiritual bent.
3. Batman is playing Moses!
4. The director of Gladiator and Prometheus takes on Moses!
5. I do not expect people who do not claim to follow Jesus to make a film as if they did. I expect a secular take on a familiar story. I think people of faith can have a peak into what skeptics think of the Scriptures.
6. Ultimately, if all of the main elements of the story are included, the story of Moses affirms that there is a God who rescues us and capable of doing the miraculous.
7. People are talking about the Bible, and I hope the film will get people interested enough to read the original story including in places that do not have access to the Scriptures.
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A friend of mine (who reviews movies for Christianity Today, among other sources) wrote a very lengthy review of the film that you might find interesting (if you haven’t gotten to see it yet or were curious about details… he’s a very detailed reviewer). Check it out here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/filmchat/2014/12/review-exodus-gods-and-kings-dir-ridley-scott-2014.html