Ridley Scott

'Exodus' Is A Bizarre Spectacle

Dec 18, 2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings is a rather peculiar version of the story of Moses.

It includes the 10 plagues, including the plague of crocodiles, and a really spectacular parting of the Red Sea, though Moses seems to have little to do with any of these things. But it doesn't totally dodge the supernatural-- it shows God Himself as a little boy who just sort of hangs around watching Moses write the Ten Commandments and never says much of anything.

The Counselor has this in common with The Butler: that the main character has very little to do with the action of the movie.