While “The Interview” has been making all sorts of waves throughout America and North Korea, another film has started making controversy in another part of the world. This week Egypt banned the upcoming film “Exodus: Gods and Kings” because the Egyptian cultural agency has stated that the film is trifled with historical inaccuracies that they do not approve of.
The agency released a statement saying, “It shows history from a Zionist viewpoint and forges historical events, therefore it is was banned in Egypt.” Zionism for those unfamiliar with the term is a worldwide Jewish movement that resulted in the establishment and development of the state of Israel. Since it’s release it has been banned in Egypt as well as Morocco because these religious groups do not agree with Hollywood’s twist on these sacred events.
The film that was released earlier this month in the United States, has received mixed reviews by critics. It stars Christian Bale as Moses, Joel Edgerton as Ramesses II, and Sigourney Weaver as Tuya, which brings us to the other reason why the film was not well received in other parts of the world. The predominantly all white cast was noticeable to many social communities. Ridley Scott, the director of the film, did not want to work with anyone who was not a big name or reputable actor.
The film was produced with a budget of 140 million dollars, and has taken a big loss at the box office because the banning of this film in these countries, as well as other spiritual groups around the world.
Photo: Via Facebook/Exodus: Gods and Kings
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