TUESDAY EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS
FOXTEL PREMIERE, 5.55PM ★★ ★
Christian Bale plays Moses, a buff and bearded dude making that tricky transition from Ancient Egyptian military strongman to Hebrew hellraiser. It is certainly not hard to see why director Ridley Scott ( Gladiator) was so keen on this project. Simply by sticking to the source text, the biblical spectacle never lets up. There are pyramids to be built, hundreds of thousands of slaves to be whipped, bushes to be burned, commandments to write, plagues, viruses and pestilence to be unleashed from on high, and last, but by no means least, there is one huge sea to be parted, and a multitude of oppressed people to be freed. Some advice: this is one long movie, so plan accordingly; and any bloke in this picture wearing too much body- bronzer or guy- liner is not to be trusted.