Archive for movies based on the bible

Movie Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , , on 12/12/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, María Valverde, John Turturro, Ben Kingsley

Rated PG-13 for violence including battle sequences and intense images, 150 minutes, Adventure/Drama

Compare to: Gladiator (2000), Noah (2014)

When Ridley Scott does a film, it’s pretty much unavoidable that it’s going to be compared to one of the greatest sword-and-sandal films of all time, Gladiator. And while most films have fallen short of that arena, Exodus does what it can to give us some memorable moments by way of some performances and mostly by some amazing special effects properly set in place.

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Movie Review: Noah

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 03/29/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth and Anthony Hopkins

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and brief suggestive content , Running time 138 minutes, Drama/Adventure

Compare to: The Fountain (2006), The Road (2011)

Of all the biblically inspired movies to hit theaters this year (Three so far, with Heaven Is for Real in April and Ridley Scott’s Exodus releasing in December), Noah seems to have been the most anticipated outside of the church and has definitely been given the budget to tell the fantastical story.

But hype and anticipation are great to bring audiences in initially while word of mouth does the rest of the work. Will Noah bring audiences in is something I’m waiting to find out, but is it worth watching? Continue reading