By James Hirsen
Another ambitious attempt by Hollywood to produce a scripturally based film appears to have missed the mark in a major way.
Director Ridley Scott’s "Exodus Gods and Kings" has managed to rile political liberals, disappoint film critics, and offend members of the three primary religions that adhere to the Old Testament, an astounding feat considering its big-screen Bible-based forerunner, director Cecil DeMille’s 1956 film "The Ten Commandments," was a critically acclaimed box-office success, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Lou Lumenick, a movie critic who writes for the New York Post, called Scott’s Old Testament project "an utterly clueless, relentlessly grim and rambling action epic guaranteed to displease devout Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, amuse atheists — and generally bore everyone." [more...]