The Epic First Trailer for Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings

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Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton in Exodus Gods and Kings (2014) Movie Image

Swords and sandals, giant armies on horseback clashing, and fire and brimstone falling from the skies? How much more epic can you get? This looks like a return to the Ridley Scott of “Gladiator” and “Kingdom of Heaven.” I have no idea how much the movie plays up the Bible, or if it’s one of those “gritty” revisionist takes. Who cares, really. Check it out, it’s Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton trying to cut off each other’s heads with swords!

I think at one point a reddish looking sea is even involved?

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, and Ben Kingsley.

Parting cinemas this December 12th.

Exodus Gods and Kings (2014) Movie Poster

Christian Bale in Exodus Gods and Kings (2014) Movie Poster

Joel Edgerton in Exodus Gods and Kings (2014) Movie Poster

Author: Nix

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Nix, I think a gritty revisionist take would actually be closer to not only real life (And I mean that in a real people in the world at that time sense, not starting a theological debate, that comes later) but the Bible itself. Hollywood and society try to make the Bible all pretty when it really isn’t. Yes amazing things happen, yes there miracles, and things, but the events of the Bible were pretty horrifying if you stop to think about it. Hollywood and society make it seem less so, but Old Testament Bible events were rather brutal and gritty. All that said, it looks to be sticking close to the Bible, I saw some of the plagues (Hale, Sea turned to blood) and the Red sea splitting. I’m sure they’ll make their own little twists on the personal story of Moses and Ramses, but the core seems to be right.

    • Aegon the Conqueror

      Ever read Song of Songs? That’s like the oldest version of porn in existence!

  • Lexavi80

    I was thinking “why should I watch another movie about Moses?”. Then I read Ridley Scott and saw the trailer. Now I’m just saying “when is it coming out?”

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      I know right!! This looks really, really good.