Ridley Scott's 'Exodus' casts a wide net of spectacle and family

December 8, 2014 2:30 PM

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In Ridley Scott's lavish new 3-D epic, "Exodus: Gods and Kings," rivers run with blood, ancient seas part with tsunami force, and Christian Bale delivers a portrait of Moses as a passionate, hot-tempered holy man who struggles with his relationship to God, depicted as an androgynous, strong-willed child.

It's a radical departure from Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood standard-bearer "The Ten Commandments," and even months before the release of their costly new popcorn retelling of the Old Testament story, Scott, Bale and Australian actor Joel Edgerton, who stars as the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, were braci...

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