Exodus: God and Kings – A Biblical Epic Retold

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Star Cast: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, Sigourney Weaver, and Ben Kingsley.

The Movie: Exodus: God and Kings – A Biblical Epic Retold

The film is the retelling of the story of Moses (Bale) in a unique way. The movie will take you to the history of one man who is daring and courageous to take on the power of an empire.  Moses (Bale) taking the lead in saving 600,000 slaves out of the Egypt. The revelation of true identity of Moses, the twist of Hebrew and the miserable conditions of the Egyptian slaves, and the rise of Moses (Bale) against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton) was thought to present enough drama for the audiences.

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The Release and Response by Different Markets

The film became controversial since it was announced with the issue of race and discrimination but director Ridley Scott managed to handle the issue with patience. However the release of the film, gave birth to many more questions regarding its over dramatic presentation, emphasis of costumes and some historical inaccuracies. This biblical tale disappointed its audiences as they could not make any connection with the seriousness of the story. With the budget of $140 million this drama of 2 hours and 30 minutes seems to have more focus on the length rather than the presentation of the story. However Exodus did impress its audience including audiences from India, South Korea, Asia Pacific, Spain and many more. Some heavily catholic markets praised the film and made it bigger in terms of collections but some markets like Egypt got offended with the film and banned it for historical inaccuracies.

They say, “Numbers matter the most”

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Yes this is true for me. The numbers mentioned here are collections of the movies which I think matters the most to directors. The bigger the number the larger is the success party. Exodus: Gods and Kings with the budget of $140 million opened up with $24.1 million in its opening weekend. And according to Box Office Mojo the film collections are $230 million worldwide.

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