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Exodus: Gods and Kings (Ridley Scott, 2014)

December 17, 2014

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In one key scene of Exodus: Gods and Kings, Ramses (Joel Edgerton) addresses exiled foster brother Moses’ (Christian Bale) suggestion to free the Hebrew slaves of 400 years service with one memorable line: “Just from an economic standpoint, what you’re suggesting is problematic to say the least.”

Anyone especially critical of the production history behind Ridley Scott’s latest might be inclined to read this dialogue as a meta defence of the film’s virtual absence of anyone in a major role who could plausibly have been an Egypt resident circa 1300 BCE. Bar a couple of Middle Eastern actresses in supporting roles, the cast is largely comprised of British, Australian, Spanish and American thespians, all bronzed up (except for Sigourney Weaver, white as a sheet and given a completely thankless role by her former Alien director)…

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