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Exodus: Gods and Kings

Christian Bale in Exodus defends a new take on the Biblical epic

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In the beginning, God said, “Let there be lights. And cameras! And action!” And it was so. And it will be so this weekend, when Exodus: Gods and Kings, Hollywood’s latest re-telling of the biblical story of the ancient Israelites and their exodus from Egyptian slavery, hits the screen at your local theater. This version, however, will be different from those that have come before. This time, when Moses leads the Jews out of Egypt, he’ll do so under the direction of Ridley Scott, who helmed the sand-and-sandals epic Gladiator, which took home the 2001 Academy Award for Best Picture. With Scott behind the lens, Exodus: Gods and Kings promises to be heavy on the action and thrills that made…

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