The Hollywood conveyor belt, always desperate to adapt bankable stories, has been heavily criticised for what many see as an over-abundance of sequels and remakes. Recently studios have been plumbing new depths by adapting, of all things, the Bible.
Recent Bible adaptations include Exodus (Moses’ water-themed fable), Noah (Noah’s water-themed fable) and The Passion of the Christ (Mel Gibson’s Jew bashing vehicle).
Exodus, currently in cinemas, is the most recent Bible film adaptation to come in for criticism from both fans and actors alike, for its lack of believability, while simultaneously being lauded for finally having the courage to point out that Egyptians are actually white.
Star actor and ranting enthusiast Christian Bale told The (un)Australian, “[Moses] was a difficult role to get into, you try your best to help your audience suspend their disbelief by really inhabiting the role and making it as real as you can, but with a character as far-fetched as Moses that was just impossible.”
When asked about the difference between Moses and Batman he responded, “Well you could believe that Batman could actually exist.”
Australian co-star Joel Edgerton had similar views, “I’ve played a moisture farmer on a desert planet from a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, which made a lot more sense than this.”
Movie fan Jeremy Grundy told The (un)Australian, “I like to tune out and immerse myself in another world when I watch movies, but the utter ridiculousness of these stories means I can’t do that, I mean seriously this God character is the biggest plot hole in existence.”