“Exodus: Gods and Kings”
The following are Randall’s concluding thoughts on a review he wrote on the movie Exodus that was recently released.
To read his entire critique, CLICK HERE
In the Bible Moses cannot be explained apart from his relationship with God. It is that relationship that motivates Him, empowers Him, and enables him to lead the multitude through the wilderness. Moses knows God and will not allow any trial or temptation (even from God!) to diminish His absolute confidence in God’s promise-keeping character (see Exodus 32:1-14).
The absence of this kind of God in Ridley Scott’s version made even the miracles somewhat boring and left the audience feeling more sympathy for Rameses than Moses. Here, for me, and I am sure for countless others, is the Moses I never knew (and frankly do not really care to know).
If the world grants success to this film it will be more of a sad statement of where our post-biblical culture is today than on the quality of one more prime season release blockbuster. Sadder still is the fact that this post-biblical and biblically illiterate culture may never realize just how far such a biblically inspired film is from the Bible itself. This, then, is the real shame, for while Ridley Scott’s film fails to inspire, the Bible never does.
One more thought we just had to add…..