‘Exodus’ big on budget, small on execution

December 13, 2014 6:36 PM

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‘Exodus’ big on budget, small on execution

“Exodus: Gods and Kings” is another swords-and-sandals epic from director Ridley Scott, and Scott is off his game when it comes to accuracy, intrigue and proper use of effects.

In spite of the bigger budget and longer run time, “Exodus” doesn’t add anything new to a story recognized by many. The film sparked controversy for its blatant Anglification of Egyptians, which wasn’t remedied by performances that couldn’t move the plot forward to make it worth three hours on the s...

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