Exodus: Gods and Kings was a disappointment.
I was recently dragged to see this movie with my family and was expecting at the very least to be entertained. At times the movie sparked my interest and kept my eyes open, but the nap I took was not one of those times.
That’s right, I was able to sleep for nearly an hour and not miss any of the action. Countless dying horses and approaching stormy skies was not what I was expecting; It took entirely to long to get to the story of Exodus. The first hour lacked energy and excitement, or at least I think it did, I wasn’t awake for long. The second hour was repetitive and bit pointless. The third hour rushed through everything that interested the audience and made a full circle back to dying horses and stormy skies.
The bright spot of Exodus were the visual effects and costumes. The costumes were extravagant yet realistic and the scenes were beautiful. The movie did a great job of portraying Memphis as an opulent mystical city and the desert as the barren wasteland we have all heard so much about.
The visuals would have been enough to keep me engaged, if it wasn't for the mistake of making the movie in 3D. I cannot think of one scene that benefitted from being in “3D” and all I got from it was a headache.
In the slew of this years bible remakes, Exodus is not worth your time or money.