Exodus: Gods And Kings is all about Moses (Christian Bale), how is a general in Pharaoh Seti’s (John Turturro) army and has a devoted figurative brother to heir Ramses (Joel Edgerton).
Exodus: Gods And Kings is set in the picturesque location of Memphis, along the River Nile, where superstitions abound, Moses prefers pragmatism to ceremony. Moses is both brave and honest and Pharaoh Seti quite clearly favours him, even though Ramses is actually his son by blood.
As the film progresses, Pharaoh Seti presents Moses and Ramses with two beautiful, ornate swords and tells them to look after one another on the battlefield as brothers would. Later, in the thick of battle against the Hittites, Moses saves Ramses’s life.
Then, when Moses visits the city of Pithom on an assignment, an elder, Nun (Ben Kingsley), tells a disbelieving Moses who he really is. Soon after he returns to Memphis, Ramses inherits the throne and Moses is exiled. He settles down in a faraway land and marries Zipporah (Maria Valverde) before having to embark on his monumental mission.
The film itself turns out to be a traditional and a linear account of Moses. Ridley Scott has tried really hard not to offend anyone too much, whether they’re Richard Dawkins or the most fervent of Christian believers.
For the most part, Exodus: Gods and Kings succeeds in recapturing the spirit of classic sword and sandal epics, by going all-out in its spectacle, and employing top-notch actors
The best thing about the movie is Joel Edgerton as Ramses, the heir to the Egyptian throne and Moses’s brother from another mother.
Also one cannot forget to mention the gorgeous and stunning Maria Valverde who essays the character of Zipporah. She just lights up the screen every time you see her.
All in all, Exodus: Gods And Kings is worth it!!
It's a visual treat, it shows sparks of technical brilliance and it's very engaging; well we are talking about director Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods An...3.5