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Exodus: Gods and Kings
Commentaries on this disc:
Director/producer Ridley Scott and co-screenwriter Jeffrey Caine
Rating:8.0/10 (1 vote) [
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Reviewed by badge on March 28th, 2015
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Scott keeps up his usual standard of commentary, but he's done so many now that anything he says that's not specifically related to the film has been said before somewhere else. In the past he hasn't been averse to recording solo tracks but at 2 1/2 hours for EXODUS it's probably just as well he gets someone else to jump in too - in this case it's scenarist Caine (who has been recorded separately) who comes across more like a religious consultant than a screenwriter. This track doesn't rank among the top of Scott's contributions, and would probably play best broken up into a few different listening sessions. I thought it interesting how casually he "decided" to pick up such an ambitious film project - you can't deny the man has confidence! Also, I've noticed an annoying tendency in digital-era commentary tracks where the commentator repeatedly points out what is CGI and what is not, and this one is no exception.
Reviewed by grimjack on July 15th, 2017
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The previous reviewer (Badge) said most of what I thought, and better. The second guy on the commentary who chimes in occasionally brings up interesting religious points about why they chose to show or not show their interpretation of the bible, and was interesting when thinking about earlier versions of this same story. And Scott does seem almost tired talking about his own movie, and even he realizes that for as different the setting is, there is a lot of previous Ridley Scott moments found in this film too.
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