I know there’s been some controversy over the casting, about how it’s mostly white actors playing the darker-skinned people of Egypt and the Middle East. However, I’ll like to give the benefit of the doubt and assume that they just tried to find the most suitable and talented actors for the roles.
As far as the movie goes, I’ll probably watch it. It looks like a great epic film, starring some great actors including Christian Bale and Ben Kingsley. Ridley Scott has directed some of my favourite films, including Gladiator, and any film of his is worth at least one watch.
Plus, I’m currently taking this module on world religions, and the story of Moses came up during the lectures on Judeo-Christianity. Obviously I’m not going to count on the movie to get any historical accuracy, but it’ll be nice to see what Hollywood makes of this ancient tale with modern technology and CGI, and an array of incredible actors.