In this episode we review Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings starring Christian Bale as Moses. Alan whips out his undergraduate degree in religious studies and we remind ourselves that this is Films of the Future not Pissed at the Past.
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Episode 8 Notes
- Song lyrics don’t always have to rhyme
- Exodus: Gods and Kings is kind of like a remake of Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (1956). Both films are based on a very popular book.
- Noah (2014) was Darren Aronofsky’s take on a biblical story starring Russell Crowe. According to IMDB, users that liked that film also liked 300 (2006)
- We previously mentioned Reign of Fire (2002) featuring Christian Bale in “Episode 004: Interstellar”
- Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ (2004) grossed over $611 million worldwide
- Hey—we talked about Prometheus (2012) again!
- Gladiator (2000) won five Academy Awards including Best Picture
- Braveheart (1995) was released in the USA on May 24, 1995
- Alan loves the Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) film but Kendall fell in love with the original concept recording from his parents’ vinyl collection
- This is the first article that I saw claiming that the casting of Exodus: Gods and Kings was racist: You Probably Shouldn’t Go See Ridley Scott’s Pretty Racist ‘Exodus’ Movie
- It’s “The Book of Revelation”, not the “The Book of Revelations”—oops
- Exodus: Gods and Kings opens in select theaters on December 3, 2014
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