Saturday, December 13, 2014

3 Religious Hurdles Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus’ Must Overcome

By Jonathon Merritt
The big budget Bible film hits American theaters on Friday, but it faces a few
significant hurdles to winning over religious audiences. – Image courtesy of 21st Century Fox
HOLLYWOOD---My hunch is that many religious moviegoers will be bothered to some degree by one or more of the aforementioned issues, but they’ll go see the film anyway. Religious people are as enamored by celebrity culture as any other group, and the big-name cast will draw many. It stays close enough to the Biblical narrative to feel like the Exodus story that most have imagined. And, it’s been more than half a century since Moses and Pharaoh tussled on the big screen, so this may be their only opportunity to see this story on film. While “Exodus” won’t gain the critical acclaim of “Noah” or the religious support of “Son of God,” it will probably earn more than those two films combined. [link]