Saturday, February 7, 2015


As mentioned in the last post, I went to see a movie recently at the dollar theater. It was Exodus, the movie with Christian Bale about Moses. Confession - I absolutely love Christian Bale, a lot. SO I might be biased when I say I really liked this movie. The people I saw the movie with didn't really like it. I can see where they are coming from because there were some things I really didn't like. But here's what I did like:

1. It gets people interested in the Bible story and one of the greatest prophets, Moses.

2. It showed Moses' development of faith and coming to God in a really interesting way. You'd expect the parting of the Red Sea to be the climax, but I liked how Moses' first true, humble act of faith, with complete reliance on God, led to the Sea being parted. It was just a neat take on how Moses might have become the faithful prophet we know him to be. Maybe it wasn't completely scriptural, but I liked the director's telling.

3. It had a LOT more scriptural accuracy than I thought it was going to have.

4. There was a real "humanness" to the story. I felt very connected to the characters and the portrayal seemed to show how any one of us might have reacted. And despite not liking all the violence, I think that's really how it would have been in that time. It wasn't a time of peace.

5. I LOVE that, even though there were things I didn't necessarily agree with about the interpretation, overall the movie was a good message and made the audience think about God, and maybe how they view Him. I know I did.

1 comment:

  1. Exodus was interesting for me. I do agree. Having these movies recreated does spark an interest in a lot of people with the bible stories which is kind of cool to hear people talk about.