Film of the day – Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus: Gods and Kings starring Christian Bale

Big budget biblical outing from Ridley Scott, which as you’d expect is a very handsome film, tells the story of Exodus and how Moses led 600,000 Hebrews out of slavery to the Promised Land.

Christian Bale plays Moses the adopted son of Pharaoh (John Tuturro) who falls out of favour when peevish stepbrother Ramses (Joel Edgerton) ascends to the throne. Edgerton puts an end to the enlightened times of his father and builds his brutal regime on the back of the nations Hebrew slaves.

Moses forewarns of terrible consequences for the iniquities of the young Pharaoh, but he fails to heed his counsel and God sets a terrifying cycle of plagues on Egypt.

Exodus: Gods and Kings – Sunday at 9.00pm on Channel 4.