Exodus: Gods and Kings
. Here's a movie I expected to hate. Turns out, I just don't care for it. First off, it is long and slow. Second, much of the dialogue is awful. Third, the bevy of big and biggish name (and even many non-big name) actors give ham 'n' cheese performances. Fourth, there is so much CGI that it is more cartoon than live action. That written, even knowing it is effects-laden, Ridley Scott manages to generate some impressive imagery, and his usual slick craft is on display. And Joel Edgerton, so good in Animal Kingdom
(which, like this, also starred Ben Mendelssohn), is earnest and serious in his portrayal of Rameses. One viewing is fine, but I'll never watch it again. It did, however, make me think I should rewatch The Ten Commandments
when it airs next Easter.