I reviewed Ridley Scott’s new film for Think Theology, where I am a columnist:
As with Noah earlier in the year, the latest atheist-directed Biblical epic (which is really a subgenre by now) arrives with a healthy dose of controversy. With the upcoming release of Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, some have been complaining about deviations from scripture – of which there are many – while others have been decrying, with ever louder voices, the casting of white actors in North African roles. All of these complaints, however true, may be missing the point. You shouldn’t go and see it because it simply isn’t a very good film.