Gods of Egypt caused such an uproar, the director was forced to apologize. But it’s just the latest in a long line of movies where characters of color are played by white actors. Movies that should have known better. Just look at how many films have fallen into this trap just since the turn of the millennium.
Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings has been banned in Egypt and Morocco, "after the country's head of censorship objected to a number of 'historical inaccuracies' in the epic Biblical tale," Deadline reports. Egypt also banned Darren Aronofsky's Noah earlier this year, at the behest of religious authorities.
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Both Noah and Exodus: Gods and Kings are epic films filled huge numbers of visual effects. And even though Noah is more fantastical than Exodus is supposed to be, there were a number of similarities.
Why is Ridley Scott's Exodus movie different from all other movies? Because it has Christian Bale as Moses, shout-acting and growing a Duck Dynasty beard as he unleashes locusts, alligators and blood splatters on Egypt. Because it has insanely widescreen Biblical effects. Because it looks insane.
Ridley Scott's Christian-Bale-as-Moses epic Exodus: Gods and Kings won't be out until December, but he's already working on another Old Testament story: King David. So we're forced to wonder: Are Biblical epics officially back?
Behold Darren Aronofsky's gorgeous recreation of the Book of Genesis. Taken straight out of his latest movie Noah, it's almost easy to believe that this entire film may have been conceived just so Aronofsky could illustrate the Biblical version of the big bang.
Darren Aronofsky's Noah premiered to a flood of negative nellies, naysaying about the gritty manner in which their favorite Biblical character was handled. "There wasn't enough God! Why was Noah drunk?" some complained. Thank goodness for Jon Stewart and The Daily Show, who actually picked up a Bible to educate the…
Noah is the first of the great Bible epics coming in 2014, and it's probably going to be the weirdest. Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky has created an intense, disturbing reinterpretation of the Old Testament flood story that owes a lot to obscure rabbinical debates and fantasy epics. Get ready to see the Bible…
But he, and the rest of the Noah team, did get a brief meeting with his this morning. Thus ended nearly a month of speculation, which began with some errant Crowe tweets.
Before Darren Aronofksy floods the world for 40 days in his movie Noah, he'll do it in comics, too. The Noah graphic novel, comes out this on March 18th, and if the movie is anything like the comic, it's bizarre, epic and Biblically accurate. Aronofksy and co-author Ari Handel stopped by to discuss their vision.
Update: Artwork removed at the request of the artist.
Regardless of how accurate Darren Aronofsky's Noah movie is to the Old Testament, he's gotten the basics right — ark, two of every animal, flood, etc. In this new clip, Noah explains to his kids why they're about to spend 40 days on a floating zoo. They react better than I would have.
We're still wrapping our brains around the biblical apocalypse movie that is Darren Aronofsky's Noah. It's got giants, angels, and one gigantic Ark that was constructed exactly how the Bible instructed. And here's everything you need to know about the behemoth boat in one video.
Worried that Darren Aronofsky's adaptation of Noah might be somewhat disconcerting to Bible aficionados — and justifiably so, since there are four-armed albino angel giants running around — Paramount has decided to address the religious backlash before it starts by adding a disclaimer to all of Noah's ads, promos, and…
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For the past few months, we've been unsure which version of Darren Aronofsky's Noah would be hitting theaters — there were tons of reports that Christian audiences reacted badly in screenings. Paramount had reportedly cut as many as six different versions of the film. But now, it appears Aronofsky has won.
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