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Sure there has been talk about the lack of color in the film. I will give you that.  Yet, this by far, may be as epic as  the Cecil B Demille telling. It’s epic in its look. REALLY epic. Check out the plagues in the clip! Wow!

The trailer begins with this telling quote:

I came to tell you that something is coming that is far beyond you and I. This is about Egypt’s survival, do you understand?”

That’s Christian Bale as Moses talking to Joel Edgerton as Ramses in the new trailer for Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” “Who has been telling you this?” replies Ramses. “God,” answers Moses. So that’s what you’re dealing with here, a biblical epic that appears to mix parts of “The Ten Commandments,” “Noah,” “Gladiator” and “The Untouchables” into one massive spectacle of action, adventure and controversy.

Now watch the thrilling trailer:

 

For the record Ridley Scott did discuss his casting choices. He said:

Egypt was –- as it is now -– a confluence of cultures, as a result of being a crossroads geographically between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. We cast major actors from different ethnicities to reflect this diversity of culture, from Iranians to Spaniards to Arabs. There are many different theories about the ethnicity of the Egyptian people, and we had a lot of discussions about how to best represent the culture.

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