Director Ridley Scott’s epic Old Testament tale is filmed with gusto and stars Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton.
Retelling the story of Moses, this film is certainly spectacular, depicting the 10 plagues of Egypt and the parting of the Red Sea with amazing CGI effects. The Nile here doesn’t simply run red; it has ferocious crocodiles snapping up the locals, too.
It’s the stuff in between the set-piece scenes that’s more of a let down. The human drama between Bale’s ardent Moses and Edgerton’s decadent Ramses, his jealous adoptive brother-turned-bitter foe, fails to catch fire.
However, the story picks up, fortunately, when Moses accepts his divine mission to free the Hebrew slaves from bondage and the flight from Egypt is stirring stuff.