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3 Religious Hurdles Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus’ Must Overcome

This is from religionclause.blogspot.com which you can find here:

“When we began 2014–the ‘Year of the Bible‘ as it was called–many wondered whether religious audiences could carry films to financial success. With “Son of God” taking in nearly $60 million, “Noah” earning more than $100 million, and the insane success of “God’s Not Dead”, the answer is a resounding “yes.” But Hollywood will present conduct its final experiment on Friday when Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus’ arrives in theaters.

In some ways, ‘Exodus’ hopes to strike a balance between the two poles of recent Bible films. “Son of God” was a wooden and overly literal adaptation of the Jesus story that captured traditionalist Christians but didn’t penetrate deeply into the general market. “Noah” captured non-religious audiences with an all-star cast, but the fanciful, less literal portrayal put off some religious watchers. With an estimated production budget of $140 million, “Exodus” can’t afford to lose either. But in order to win over believers in masse, the film will have to overcome three hurdles.”

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