Film of the Day: Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

Christian Bale has a bee under his bonnet in this sword and sand spectacle. Photo: 20th Century Fox

Ridley Scott’s epic undertaking tells the story of Exodus from Abrahamic tradition, in which the flight from Egypt is recounted with stunning visuals and a moving score. Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton star as Moses and Ramesses II respectively who are adoptive brothers, but come to butt heads over the enslavement of the Hebrews.

While serving banishment in the desert, Moses meets God in the shape of a boy, who commands Moses to return and free the Hebrew slaves of Egypt. Ramesses refuses, so God sends the 10 plagues to haunt their people.

It is a spectacle, especially when the Egyptian army corners the fleeing Hebrews by the banks of the Red Sea…


Exodus: Gods and Kings – Wednesday at 6.05pm on Film4