Eddie and I watched Exodus the other night. You know how it is, the Netflix DVD shows up some time after you selected it and you go, "Hum, let's give this a try."
What a horrible movie! First, if you haven't seen the original you would be lost. Cecil knew how to tell a story! It is really hard to believe they are based on the same source material.
Some big differences, Moses doesn't go to the Pharaoh between plagues: God just brings them down willy nilly. Moses just sits on the outskirts of Memphis, impotent. Also, no origin shown, it starts like in reel 6. Finally, and most upsetting, the ending has Moses carving the 10 Commandments. Carving them as God berates him.
|Nope, not the "Pit of Doom" from a Hobbit movie. This is where the Israelites hung out.|
|Hail: Which in the desert seems like a respite, not a plague to me, but whatever.|
Seriously, this Lord God is a putz.
|God - per Exodus: Gods and Kings. Who needs a nap?|
|None of that staff into a snake or "Let My People Go" whizbang that made The Ten Commandments so entertaining.|
I guess there were four major problems with the movie.
Plot flaw #1, everything was pretty much explainable without God.
Plot flaw #2, God - as portrayed in the movie - was a spoiled brat who needed a good time-out.
Movie flaw #3, the random British-ish accents were all over the map - to the point Sigourney Weaver just said screw it and talked liked she was from the Upper East side of New York.
Movie flaw #4, no Anne Baxter.
|Anne Baxter would have rocked Exodus: Gods and Kings|