Exodus Gods and Kings – Why do they change the story?

ExodusFilm and television reviews by our resident autistic film critic Maymay.

Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

I think it followed the story pretty well, and then they changed some things I don’t think should have been changed. I don’t remember Moses’ mom and sister being in Egypt. God definitely was not a little boy, He spoke through the burning bush. Moses was supposed to part the Red sea and didn’t. That is a big thing. It’s not just a small detail. This is important. The Red Sea just fell on them. Also, he was supposed to visit the pharaoh before each plague and he only went once. The Nile was supposed to be turned to blood but no the way they did it in the movie with the crocodiles eating people and all the fish. That was weird.

I liked Christian Bale in this movie. He makes a good Moses but a better Batman. I like him better as Batman. I wasn’t a big fan of the little boy as God. I felt sad for the little Egyptian baby. He was cute and had to die at a super young age.

Why do they change the story? The Bible is already written. They just had to make a movie from what was already there. Why do these movies not turn out good? This bothers me. Christian movies can be better.

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  • Jim A says:

    Thank you for the very descriptive review. Maymay did a great job of expressing opinions that were helpful in terms of figuring out whether I want to see the movie. I like this review more than most I’ve read – it’s balanced.

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