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THE LAST TEMPTATION as Biblical Anti-Epic

Most commercially successful biblical epics have been films based on the Old Testament. Such “swords and sandals” films tend to attract viewers because the Old Testament is full of stories well suited to the big screen. Hollywood likes its unambiguously good-versus-evil narratives, particularly when they include sword battles and swarms of locusts. So Ridley Scott’s new film Exodus: Gods and Kings, in theaters nationwide this Friday, is bound to fill theaters. Even a few early negative reviews shouldn’t dissuade viewers eager to see Christian Bale as (White) Moses, whom Bale describes as “schizophrenic” and “one of the most barbaric individuals Read more