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“Exodus: Gods and Kings” Banned in Two Countries For Historical Inaccuracies


It looks like director Ridley Scott can’t get a break when it comes to his latest film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings”. As we previously reported, the film received backlash after scoring a low Faith Compatibility Rating and its failure to resonate strongly with faith-based audiences, due to obvious inaccuracies.

Now, the epic film based on the biblical story of Hebrews being led by Moses in Egypt, is banned in two countries. “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is officially banned in Egypt and Morocco due to “historical inaccuracies”.

Egypt’s censorship board banned the film over objections to its depiction of Jews as having built the pyramids. The board also didn’t agree with the film showing an earthquake as having parted the Red Sea, and not a miracle by Moses.

Scott was originally criticized for casting white actors in Egyptian roles, including Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Ramses. In an interview, Scott told critics who have a problem with the cast to “Get a life.”

At the film’s New York press junket earlier this month, Ridley Scott laid out an overall defense of his creative choices in “Exodus,” and explained how a visit to Ramses’ sarcophagus underscored his desire that the film “always be real.”

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“It has to be as real as I can make it,” he said, incredulously.



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