The movie Exodus: Gods and Kings was a giant flop. The long awaited film packed theaters but left people wondering what ethnicity really is in the Mediterranean, and how accurate was this movie when compared to the bible. This article is going to be about both things, we will discuss the cast and all the buzz about the Red Sea. The choice will be yours, science or miracle of God. First let’s discuss the cast.
The cast of Exodus was a complete white wash. Not in the sense that it should be completely Mediterranean or anything but you would expect that you would have someone of a darker complexion take on some of the major roles. Christopher Orr in his article, “The Empty Spectacle of Exodus: Gods and Kings,” says, “There are giant crocodiles and chariot chases and tidal waves and quite possibly the most bewildering array of accents—both genuine and affected—ever to be collected in a single motion picture.” This shows us how inaccurately this region is portrayed. You cannot start the movie with a British accent, as a pharaoh of Egypt. In the top five roles of the cast there are only white people not a single other ethnicity.
Here is a preview of the movie to give you some context:
When it comes to accuracy to The Bible, the movie is less than par. For Starters Christian Bale is quoted in saying, “I think the man was likely schizophrenic and was one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life. He’s a very troubled and tumultuous man who fought greatly against God, against his calling.” Bale fails to realize that these comment greatly affect his turn out at the movie theaters this release. Christians who account for seventy-seven percent of the populations said that they would be very unhappy and unlikely to attend if it did not represent the account accurately, according to WND.com.
Next director, Ridley Scott just recently released statements that he is an atheist and plans to explain things more scientifically. ‘“You can’t just do a giant parting [of the Red Sea], with walls of water trembling while people ride between them,” said Scott, who recalled scoffing at biblical epics from his boyhood like 1956′s “The Ten Commandments.” “I didn’t believe it then, when I was just a kid sitting in the third row. I remember that feeling, and thought that I’d better come up with a more scientific or natural explanation.” states WND.com. The scene is described as a Tsunami, that more or less drained the Red Sea and then came back as a roaring wave wiping out the Egyptians chasing after the Israelites.
So only time will tell how it does at it has only been released a single weekend. We see that there are some biblical inaccuracies and that there is no doubt a white washed cast. Soon we will find out just how true that it is said about Christians controlling the outcome of the this movie.