‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Final Trailer: Ridley Scott Makes an Epic of Biblical Proportions
The final 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' trailer is an anomaly because it's the first piece of marketing for the film that doesn't make us shake our heads in disbelief. After several painfully dull trailers, we finally have a glimpse at the movie that doesn't make us guffaw. For the first time, this actually looks like a Ridley Scott film.
Moody and atmospheric, this trailer leans heavily on a sense of dread and foreboding. While the other trailers painted this as a sprawling action epic, this makes the film look more in line with Darren Aronofksy's genre-bending 'Noah' than a typical biblical epic. It seems that Scott and his crew have taken great liberties with the tale of Noah, Ramses and the exodus of the Jews from Egypt and that can only be a good thing (a literal Bible adaptation runs the risk of being stuffy). With a few tweaks to source material, Scott can find a compelling tale beyond the basic text.
Yeah, it's still a big problem that a bunch of white people like Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton are playing Egyptians and Middle Easterners, but at least the movie surrounding them is finally starting to look like something worth watching. Even in his advanced age, Scott has continued to make daring and interesting movies and, for awhile, it looked like he was taking the easy way out with this project. Now, we finally have some hope. For the first time, color us intrigued by 'Exodus: Gods and Kings.'
'Exodus' opens in theaters on December 12.