In Exodus 3, Moses was tending the flock of Jethro when he went further into the desert and came to Horeb. Christian Bale, who plays Moses, caused upset last month after he described his character as 'barbaric' and 'schizophrenic' at a press conference. Nasal spray made from CHILLIES could be the answer to a persistent blocked... Aldi's founders have ways of making you shop! The defiant leader Moses rises up against Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II, setting six hundred thousand slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. Fox noted that at least one early viewer among the faithful, the Rev. That is a very brief reference in the first Book of Kings, Chapter 19, in which God speaks to Elijah in what is described as a “still small voice.”. Published: 6 December 2014 (GMT+10) Modified: 9 December 2014 (GMT+10) 20 th Century Fox One of the posters for Exodus: Gods and Kings shows that the movie makers focus on a showdown between Moses and Ramses. Exodus: Gods and Kings is also believed to have been banned in Morocco, with reports suggesting that officials chose to cancel screenings the day before the movie was due to premiere. Exodus: Gods and Kings will be inevitably compared with Noah and, to a lesser degree, Son of God. In some ways, then, Exodus: Gods and Kings plays like Hebrews in the hands of an angry God. Obviously, the movie is based on the well-known biblical account of Moses’ role in the exodus of the Hebrew slaves from the clutches of the Egyptian pharaoh and his powerful army, as recorded in the book of Exodus. I’m not sure what he was hoping to achieve with this mammoth choice – perhaps a portrayal of God as a spoilt child obsessed only with his own glory (Exodus 14:4). ... 5 things I didn’t love about EXODUS 1. Still of María Valverde in Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) ... Now it appears that God is the inner child and that is somewhat disturbing. A review of Exodus: Gods and Kings will be posted tomorrow. For Mr. Andrews, “Exodus” has clearly delivered the role of a lifetime. Bumbling mayor almost walks into the... China bans TV or film scenes that show adultery or one-night... 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Because, if this movie is to be believed, the whole Judeo-Christian tradition was founded by wigged-out terrorists serving a … “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is the last major biblical film to hit theaters this year, with “Son of God” and particularly, “Noah,” making waves earlier on.The first two films met many expectations, yet surprisingly, the third falls short. Hiker 'calls police after finding Charlize Theron's son... Bad night for Boris! Why? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions. Why HAS Boris Johnson been bounced from boosterism... Holidaymakers rush to book summer getaways in Greece, Spain and Turkey after Boris Johnson announced aim to... 'Preparing for my hangover now! But given that this is the God of the Old Testament, it's not too surprising. Exodus: Gods and Kings, Christian Bale, Ridley Scott Interview . [God depicted as a petulant child in Exodus: Gods and Kings] American Thinker ^ | 12/17/2014 | By Arnold Cusmariu Posted on 12/17/2014 6:48:56 AM PST by SeekAndFind. The film has a "rotten" score of 28% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 165 reviews, with an average rating of 4.8 out of 10. Exodus: Of Gods and Kings, out on December 12 in U.S. theaters tells the story of Moses (played by Christian Bale, left) rising up against the Egyptian pharaoh Rhamses (played by Joel Edgerton, right). There was early evidence of a backlash against the movie in October, when Mr. Bale, speaking at a screening of “Exodus” footage for reporters, used the word “mercurial” to describe the Old Testament God and inadvertently created a smoldering problem for 20th Century Fox, which is releasing the film, on Christian and tabloid websites. by Warren Nunn. But the biggest surprise was the nature of God. The comments below have been moderated in advance. On New Year's Eve, I went with my twelve year old son to watch the new Exodus: Gods and Kings. Don't get me wrong, Christian Bale is outstanding, but other actors can be slightly anti-dramatic . John Turturro, top center, as Seti presenting the future leaders of Egypt, Ramses (Joel Edgerton, center left) and Moses (Mr. Bale) in the new movie. But most controversial, perhaps, was Paramount’s big-scale “Noah.” In that film, directed by Darren Aronofsky, the prophet Noah, played by Russell Crowe, was helped by giant rock monsters shaped vaguely like Transformers. However, by not caring about virtually any other character, Ridley Scott sabotages the potential of the story. He’s the consummate cynic until he’s chasing some sheep up Mt. Even Prof Lockdown thinks we could go faster: Matt Hancock slaps down Neil Ferguson after he says PM's... Boris Johnson's lockdown exit strategy in full: All schools back on March 8, two households meeting outdoors... No jab, no NHS job? “Exodus,” to be released on Dec. 12, preserves the awful severity of the Old Testament God — one who commands and demands — and does it all within the persona of a willful child. Exodus: Gods and Kings is a 2014 epic biblical film directed and produced by Ridley Scott, and written by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine, and Steven Zaillian.The film stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, Sigourney Weaver, and Ben Kingsley.It is inspired by the biblical episode of The Exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt led by … Bill T. Arnold, a professor at the Asbury Theological Seminary and an Old Testament scholar, at first laughed when told of Mr. Andrews’s portrayal. The 11-year-old's resume already includes roles in movies Hercules, Blackwood and British rom-com Having You. The criticism from the Muslim world has partly echoed concerns voiced by Christian reviewers. : Non-essential shops in England will be able... Boris Johnson's 60-page roadmap out of lockdown in full: PM's four-step plan to lift England's Covid... Will we need Covid vaccines FOREVER? In the Book of Exodus, Mr. Rendsburg said, God is neither man nor spirit, but rather “a character” who still has manlike traits by which much older generations understood him. The film wants to glorify the fight, with great special effects, and achieves that goal. Only the 3D version was available, but with the help of "Orange Wednesday", the cost was reasonable: 3D really is cool. 10. It glorifies god as much as it questions it as most of us do. “I need a general,” Mr. Andrews snaps at Moses at one point, setting off a war of liberation in Egypt. Exodus: Gods and Kings is a movie that manages to extract most of its dramatic force from the relationship between its protagonist and God. Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale of Batman fame as Moses, opened in theaters this week. Exodus: Gods and Kings was filmed at Pinewood studios in the UK along with locations in the Canary Islands and Andalucia, Spain. Bale’s controversial comments haven't been well received by Christian writers who fear the film is tampering too much with the original Biblical text. Teacher's 15-question challenge will put your knowledge of... Can ecstasy help alcoholics to beat the bottle? “I believe it will get a good response,” Mr. Flake said by telephone. Fox and Chernin Entertainment, which together made “Exodus” on a production budget of about $200 million (with the net cost closer to $140 million, after accounting for a thicket of tax incentives), early on decided to sell their film not as a religious story, but as an action extravaganza, in the mold of Mr. Scott’s Oscar-winning “Gladiator,” according to people briefed on the studio’s strategy, who spoke on condition of anonymity to protect their business relationships. The Drop 2. He only speaks logic and truth.”. The Moses of the movie is reflective of its agnostic director. Last year, Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods & Kings capped off a year of biblical films.Like Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, it is a Bible epic made by a director who has identified himself both as agnostic and atheist.Yet Scott’s approach to his story is very different from Aronofsky’s — and both reflect ways we believers approach Scripture, too. This is where Scott has fallen short the most – i.e. T his week, big-budget Hollywood epic Exodus: Gods and Kings was banned in Egypt. This does not honour god. Nightcrawler 5. But the Bible is rich in content, and clearly can provide Hollywood with a multitude of options for great tales. Under the Skin 3. My top 10 of 2014. I don’t mean only that God’s messenger is played by a child actor – who does great, by the way. ... Beside it is a child… So “Malak,” to begin with, is the messenger of God. I think one of the reasons why I hadn’t gone to the cinema for it or watched it before now at home is because my expectations (via rumour and hearsay) were so low. An even more profound character in the film drives this point home. By Andrew Stewart. LOS ANGELES — Ridley Scott’s 3-D “Exodus: Gods and Kings” has computer-generated plagues, waves and tornadoes. Captain Sir Tom Moore's Spike Milligan-inspired choice of epitaph is revealed ahead... Boris promises cities will 'bounce back' with the 'Stay at Home' slogan swapped for 'Stay Local' by the end... Dogged by doubt, doom-monger Sages have got Boris Johnson on the run: HENRY DEEDES watches the Prime... HALF of pubs won't be back in business until mid-May because they don't have beer gardens, JEREMY KING: The goalposts have been moved again... and the result will be utterly ruinous. Speaking in Los Angeles, Bale said he had undertaken significant research for the role in the Biblical epic, reading the Torah, the Koran and Jonathan Kirsch’s life of Moses. El Chapo's wife is arrested in DC after witness agrees to testify that she masterminded a plan that saw him... Now it's Beer-exit! With Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver. Exodus: Gods and Kings is this century’s answer to Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments, but it already looks to be more controversial … In Exodus 3, Moses was tending the flock of Jethro when he went further into the desert and came to Horeb. “I don’t know what my impression will be when I see it,” he added. Speaking on Tuesday from Budapest, where he is filming another movie, “The Martian,” Mr. Scott said he trusted his “gut” in deciding to have God speak through what he imagines might be a shepherd boy. However, in the contest of wills that ensues, the character of the hero (if we may call him that) continually diminishes itself so that we are less inspired at the end than at the beginning. The portrayal of Yahweh as a child was a strange choice from Ridley Scott. If you are looking for classic Ridley Scott movie along the lines of 'Gladiator' or 'Alien' then sadly, no. Whiplash 6. Floyd Flake of New York’s Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral, had a positive reaction to “Exodus” after a private screening. Here a soldier who became a slave was pitted against the king of Egypt. A government leader hangs random … But inexplicable is the decision — made by Exodus: Gods and Kings‘ writers and director Ridley Scott — to rewrite the core of the story. Ridley Scott has faced the difficult question of how to portray God in his latest epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings, which opens in American theaters on … Christian Bale, who plays Moses in Exodus, courted controversy last month when he described the prophet as 'barbaric' and 'schizophrenic', The actor said: ‘I think the man was likely schizophrenic and was one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life.'. But another person, not publicly identified, spoke for God in other parts of the film, said Cecilia DeMille Presley, who is DeMille’s granddaughter and a co-author of “Cecil B. DeMille: The Creation of the Hollywood Epic,” to be published next month. 'Malak exudes innocence and purity, and those two qualities are extremely powerful.'. Isaac is already a star having had roles in Hercules and this British rom-com Having You. The boy appears in the film when Moses is at the 'burning bush' and then later to guide the prophet who realizes that God is channeling through the child. “It would be difficult for anyone who has any relationship with God and the Scripture to say this is O.K.,” said Chris Stone, a marketing consultant. Isaac Andrews, aged 11 and from the UK, was chosen by Ridley Scott to depict God in his new movie Exodus: Gods and Kings. Duke of Sussex looks more 'polished and American' with 'wide hand gestures' and 'splayed... Meghan's VERY expensive taste! The criticism from the Muslim world has partly echoed concerns voiced by Christian reviewers. “Exodus,” to be released on Dec. 12, preserves the awful severity of the Old Testament God — one who commands and demands — and does it all within the persona of a willful child… “Malak” means messenger. 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' is nowhere near as innovative. Exodus: Gods and Kings is also believed to have been banned in Morocco, with reports suggesting that officials chose to cancel screenings the day before the movie was due to … It’s the foundational journal of the Jews in many respects, and a broadly inspirational one as well—a story of a people striving for freedom. Exodus: Gods and Kings Is a Terrible Movie - but You Should See It Anyway . My Impression of the Film I believe the movie sucks out most of the life of the biblical account. In Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, the God of the Israelites is a child rolling dice. Synopsis: Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. a misunderstanding of the Glory of God. It has boat-chomping crocodiles, 400,000 digitally rendered Hebrew slaves and a sword-wielding Christian Bale as a “Gladiator”-like Moses. A review of the movie Exodus: Gods and Kings. The Hollywood Reporter in mid-November published a report identifying Mr. Andrews as the avatar for God in “Exodus.”. Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings is the year’s third big-screen Bible epic, following Son of God and Noah.Of the three, Son of God is far and away the most faithful to the biblical text, while Noah takes the greatest liberties and most daring risks. Mr. Scott uses an 11-year-old British actor, Isaac Andrews, to give voice and visage to his Almighty, rather than concealing the deity behind a pillar of fire, too terrible for the eye of man, as Cecil B. DeMille chose to do in his “Ten Commandments.”. God is portrayed as a child. EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS is the story of one man’s attempt to take on the might of an empire. Some find it boring but to me thats just simply not right its engrossing and beautiful. Car finance from a credit union: A review of 40-year-old rules may shake up the sector and help it lend more. And that choice has already resulted in some grumbling.. This is where he sees a bush on fire yet it did not burn up. The challenge lies within what kind of artistic liberties are taken with these big-screen adaptations. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. “But I want to give them the benefit of the doubt.”, Christian Bale charges into battle as a “Gladiator”-like Moses in Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings.”. EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS is more-or-less a character study of Moses, and Bale carries it well. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. The conversations between God and Moses sometimes are interesting but they’re more surreal than inspiring. “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is not a blasphemous film, but neither is it particularly God honoring either. Ridley Scott: Not figure of God. Exodus: Gods and Kings – Moses, an orphan, has been raised by Ramses’ father, Pharaoh Seti I and, having grown up together, he and Seti’s son, Ramses, are as close as brothers.A prophecy suggesting that Moses could become a leader one day makes Ramses unsure of his bond with him and, when Moses confesses under duress to being Hebrew, he is exiled from the royal family and his home. Elsewhere, God has been played by a dignified Morgan Freeman in “Bruce Almighty,” a motorcycle-riding George Burns in “Oh, God! The camera focuses on a pyramid-shaped rock formation which was left by the god-child. Exodus: Gods and Kings is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for violence including battle sequences and intense images.. Violence: A battle scene depicts violence on a broad, epic scale and also includes close-ups of characters being stabbed, impaled and cut with swords. “Exodus Gods and Kings” is the second big budget Biblical movie released this year. This seems to be an interpretation of the Old Testament god as a childish deity. It’s a little odd then that it has taken me until now to watch Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings. My Impression of the Film I believe the movie sucks out most of the life of the biblical account. I have done some reflection about why, despite the breathtaking CGI effects, I was so unmoved by the climax of the film.. The movie is one of two big-budget Biblical movies to be released in coming months along with Noah, directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Russell Crowe. Godawa wrote: 'Yes, Moses murdered a man, and he had a character arc that went from being adopted and raised as a pagan Egyptian to a conversion to his troubled and tumultuous faith. The camera focuses on a pyramid-shaped rock formation which was left by the god-child. Doubtless the most controversial point for people of faith will be how Bale chooses to portray Moses. Still of María Valverde in Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) The story of the Exodus is one of the greatest stories ever told. Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings is the year’s third big-screen Bible epic, following Son of God and Noah.Of the three, Son of God is far and away the most faithful to the biblical text, while Noah takes the greatest liberties and most daring risks. In fact, I found this boy Yahweh to be the only compelling element in a picture that’s mostly a CGI-heavy chore, with occasional bursts of spectacle silliness. If you’re making a big-budget Moses movie, with all of Hollywood’s resources at your disposal, you can do better than a burning bush. It’s been a good year for biblical movies. Finally Attenborough looks on the bright side of life! To have three biblical epics released within a calendar year is unprecedented. Q: Why did you use a child for the figure of God? The latest director to face this problem is Ridley Scott with his Biblical epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings, which opens in American theaters on December 12. Exodus: Gods and Kings is, of course, based (sometimes quite loosely) on the biblical book of Exodus. Influential Christian blogger, Brian Godawa, weighed in on Bale’s comments on his blog. “Exodus Gods and Kings ... There’s been a lot of media attention on the controversial choice of an 11-year-old child to play God. X-Men: Days of Future Past 7. And if you're hoping for a biblically faithful retelling of the book of Exodus – then again, no. He is a skeptic who looks too much like Maximus and too little like the great Prophet of the Bible. Scott's choice will likely add to the controversy surrounding the film, a month ahead of its release date. When God is an annoying child, Moses is a boring dud, and Pharaoh seems awesome - you know you've got a huge problem. It is the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II, setting 400,000 slaves of Hebrew community on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt, it’s a hostile environment and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. This movie was originally simply called "Exodus", but it later received the subtitle "Gods and Kings", because Twentieth Century Fox could not procure the rights for "Exodus" alone from MGM, who owns the rights through the unrelated movie, Exodus (1960). Piers Morgan SLAMS 'outrageous, scornful' Anthea Turner for flouting lockdown by... STEPHEN GLOVER: This is a snail's pace crawl to freedom. Ridley Scott's retelling of the Moses story, Exodus: Gods and Kings won't arrive in theaters until this December. And if you're hoping for a biblically faithful retelling of the book of Exodus – then again, no. But then he said he was intrigued. They praised the acting and visuals, but criticized the pacing, thin screenwriting and lack of character development. Published: 22:13 GMT, 13 November 2014 | Updated: 08:14 GMT, 14 November 2014. Even without knowledge of the rich traditions and historical events surrounding the Exodus, the events of that time shaped the future of the world, and not just the Jews or the west, but every corner of the planet. The film tells the story of Moses rising up in defiance against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a journey of escape amid a series of plagues. However, thanks to the movie's first official trailer being launched this week, the expected debates - revolving around the film's treatment of the Biblical source material, the races of its cast members, and so forth - have already begun to rage online. A review of Exodus: Gods and Kings will be posted tomorrow. He does get a little unhinged . Those complaining about the boy Yahweh in Exodus: Gods and Kings are overlooking both the Biblical text and the movie's New Testament touch. ReadÂ the Biblical account for the true story. Given Paramount’s experience with “Noah,” those people said, the new film’s backers assumed it would be difficult to engage faithful Christians, some of whom would inevitably quarrel with the movie’s Hollywood bent. And he even had arguments with God. He didn’t want to be God’s spokesman because he stuttered. As in the 1950s “The Ten Commandments,” the new movie “Exodus, Gods and Kings” is a blockbuster of Biblical proportions. The resulting action film elements, which pit Mr. Bale against Joel Edgerton, as the pharaoh Ramses, turn Mr. Scott’s 3-D movie into an experience considerably more kinetic than DeMille’s “Ten Commandments,” from 1956. Dance drug could be used to treat alcoholism by getting... 'Exodus': How Ridley Scott Chose His 11-Year-Old Voice of God. Exodus: Gods and Kings: Theological reflections SDG Original source: National Catholic Register. The characters were more problematic, plenty of material not … The miserly, feuding German brothers who fought for Hitler... Are YOU smarter than a secondary school student? And clearly that is not the point of this film. In the first place, the story of the exodus is well known, not only from the Bible, but also in the annual rehearsal of its drama in the 3,500 year-old tradition of the Passover (something barely seen and left unexplained in Ridley Scott's film). The number of challenges presented by Scott’s version of events are innumerable: God’s depiction as a child; the roles of Miriam and Aaron; the management of the plagues; and Moses’ belief in God. In Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, the God of the Israelites is a child rolling dice. Of his eerie ability to mix innocence with command, Mr. Scott said: “One gets the sense that he comes from a very clean place. The Simpsons to recast the role of Dr. Hibbert from Harry Shearer to black actor Kevin Michael Richardson. Vaccine passports 'WON'T save summer': Experts warn strategy won't unlock night-time economy because most... 'Practice what you preach!' It shouldn’t be surprising that this film kept a tighter reign on it’s publicity and story line. Exodus: Gods and Kings Rating & Content Info Why is Exodus: Gods and Kings rated PG-13? Gary A. Rendsburg, a professor of Jewish studies at Rutgers University, said last week that he could immediately think of only one Old Testament reference that might support the notion of God as a young innocent. Sinai/Horeb. Foxcatcher 9. The 3D Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale as Moses rising up against the Pharaoh Ramses, earned $24.1m in its debut weekend in the US, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations. The United Arab Emirates became on Tuesday the latest Muslim nation to ban the "Exodus: Gods and Kings" movie for what Islamic critics say is a series of historical mistakes, including depicting God as a child. The starring role in a multi-million dollar movie is far from Isaac's first big break. Action and visuals strongly compliment the dry emotional tone protruding from some weak roles. Scott plays fast and loose with the scriptures, making some huge deviations for artistic effect. In his new film Exodus: Gods and Kings, he had the same opportunity. Goo Goo Godlike: God (or rather, the Angel speaking for God) is portrayed as a child, though the Burning Bush still appears. Movies based on the Bible have always caused conundrums for directors as they balance creating a thrilling spectacle with sensitive issues of belief. I mean that I AM is portrayed as petty and childish. This movie was originally simply called "Exodus", but it later received the subtitle "Gods and Kings", because Twentieth Century Fox could not procure the rights for "Exodus" alone from MGM, who owns the rights through the unrelated movie, Exodus (1960). If you are looking for classic Ridley Scott movie along the lines of 'Gladiator' or 'Alien' then sadly, no. Scott has opted to cast an 11-year-old British schoolboy, Isaac Andrews, to depict God through the character of a young boy Malak. 'He had difficulty trusting Yahweh. Some of that shines through in this screenplay. Ridley Scott's retelling of the Moses story, Exodus: Gods and Kings won't arrive in theaters until this December. The director told The Hollywood Reporter: 'Sacred texts give no specific depiction of God, so for centuries artists and filmmakers have had to choose their own visual depiction. Professor Chris Whitty says covid vaccines could be compulsory for medics and care staff... Covid: How we learned to treat it, then beat it: One year after the pandemic struck, a gripping dispatch DR... Covid cases are UP for first time in SIX WEEKS with 10,641 new infections while deaths tumble to 178 in... Hollywood Harry! ‘He was a very troubled, tumultuous man and mercurial. The company was rebuffed, Mr. Stone said by way of disclosure, when it sought to become an adviser to the film, which he has not seen. It alludes to some verses in Exodus, but the creative license used to add life to the biblical text largely failed. Would anything have changed if Moses never showed up? In Exodus: Gods and Kings, famous Uncle Moses is Christian Bale — also a looker, but employing an accent that wanders like the nomadic Jews from stately Brit-speak to … Exodus tries to be “Gladiator” and “The Ten Commandments” at one time, failing because one demands an aggressive main character and the other needs a person who loves and obeys God. “I want to avoid the clichés,” said Mr. Scott, who added that a voice from the clouds was never an option. The first was “Noah” — with Russell Crowe playing the Biblical patriarch — which was a fascinating variation on the flood story.“Noah”‘s success seemed to be starting a new movie genre: the revisionist Bible epic. He was equally very mercurial,’ he said. Bale is an incredible actor and really brings out the character as well as ever. Exodus: Gods and Kings (4K UHD) ( 8,512 ) IMDb 6.0 2 h 30 min 2014 HDR UHD PG-13 Acclaimed director Ridley Scott brings new life to the epic story of Moses (Christian Bale) as he takes on the might of an empire and rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh. German and Belgian ales vanish from UK shelves amid supply chaos caused by import red... That's not to be sniffed at! And now, Exodus: Gods and Kings tells us why that’s so. He certainly does care for the Hebrews and wants Moses to lead them, but he continuously and condescendingly questions the leader of the exodus. Well, partly because it’s a clever bit of ironic contrast. Godawa said that he hoped Bale's comment was ‘a reflection of the actor’s own ignorant bigotry than of the actual movie'. And so, although the bush of the Bible does make an appearance, Exodus: Gods and Kings offers an additional visual representation of God. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. The film is billed as the story of Moses, and from a trailer I had seen earlier in the year, it looked as though the story would follow the Biblical account. EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS is more-or-less a character study of Moses, and Bale carries it well. This is where he sees a bush on fire yet it did not burn up. 'How Human is God' writer Mark S. Smith explains why God is depicted differently in the Old and New Testaments and why he is sometimes shown as an angry figure. By Siebbi (Christian Bale) The latest Bible movie Hollywood has to offer, directed by Ridley Scott and staring Christian Bale, is taking liberties with the Bible account, just like Darren Aronofsky did with Noah. Charlton Heston, who played Moses, voiced God in the burning bush sequence. Boyhood 4. DeMille, hewing close to Scripture, portrayed God as a voice behind a burning bush and elsewhere. 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