Minute 3: Ramses greets Moses with a cool Top Gun-style gesture. From that moment on you know you're in deep trouble. Scott wades through all the expected monumental cliches with the help of thousands of extras and ten thousands of CGI artists. Worst: the hackneyed "spectacle music ". Forget it.
This was as bad a version of this story as the time I went to Passover high and was asked to explain my version. Spoilers: Pharaoh was a Baratheon and Moses was Khaleesi. And then Superman killed all the first borns. I feel I'm only invited back at this point because of my family remembering before I was a drunken and insane dick, just like Ridley Scott's ability to make his most recent films.. Also Aaron Paul? Huh?
Nevermind the Brit accents & whitewashing, this biblical epic is epic in the worst sense. For starters, it's long. Scott has gone John Hammond & "spared no expense" in trying to outdo Gladiator. And despite a good cast that try their best, the film isn't emotionally involving because of it's screenplay Then there's God, who instead of powerful & Old Testament-like comes off as bratty. At least it's beautiful-looking.
Kudos to Mr. Joel Edgerton, for being the best Ramses ever!! Suits him well.. And well, I just found out that Aaron Paul was Joshua.. I didn't really recognized him because of that beard all over his face.. The scientific approach basically gave the story a more credible plot. Yep, for those who questioned everything that bible says..
A lot of things would need to be said about this film, about the (obviously) disjointed plot, the sometimes preposterous cast (Spud?!), the questionable dialogues, but let's face it, it's Ridley Scott, and he knows how to do this kind of thing, and I was entertained. And Joel Edgerton as Rameses was just perfect.