'Exodus: Gods and Kings' isn't satisfying in its epic scope or its religiosity (+video)

December 13, 2014 7:05 AM

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'Exodus: Gods and Kings' isn't satisfying in its epic scope or its religiosity (+video)

The filmmakers' revisionism isn't necessarily a bad thing. It’s just that revisionism in a serious-minded biblical movie has to serve some sort of enhanced vision, or else why bother?

First we had “Noah” and now, in the same year, “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” The biblical blockbuster genre appears to be back – with a vengeance. But Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah,” an eco-friendly phantasmagoria, was more nutty than good, and Ridley Scott’s “Exodus,” while somewhat saner, isn’t terribly sa...

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