Although I’ve already seen the best possible interpretations of Moses’ biblical story already (The Prince of Egypt, The Ten Commandments, and Simpsons Bible Stories) I’m hoping Ridley Scott’s take on the classic tale has pizazz. Directed by Scott and starring lots of talented folks like Christian Bale, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver, and Aaron Paul, Exodus: Gods and Kings is an adaptation of the Book of Exodus which chronicles the tale of Moses, a man who helped free the Isrealites from Egyptian tyranny thanks to powers bestowed upon him by God.
If Darren Aronofsky’s Noah from earlier this year and Gods and Kings have anything in common, it’s that they’re both extremely pretty to look at. But something still feels off about this debut trailer. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it’s almost as if the whole thing is hollow. Of course, it’s still too early to tell for sure. Besides, if this helps usher in a new age of religious films, I’m all for it.
Exodus: Gods and Kings releases December 12th.