Main Plot Points:
- History unlocks the truths and myths behind the world of epic heroes and villains in Exodus: The Real Story. Examine the complex soul of the prophet Moses who defeated the Pharaoh and the Egyptian army, and lead his people out of Egypt. See how Joshua’s army infiltrated and destroyed Jericho from the inside out.
- Discover the stories of King Ramses II and such ancient marvels as the temple at Karnak and the rock temple at Abu Simbel. Hear the many theories surrounding the Ark of the Covenant, which has never ceased to fuel our belief in its significance although it disappeared 3 ,000 years ago.
What We Thought:
- Hitting theaters soon is the Christian Bale film Exodus: Gods and Kings. The History Channel has released this 2 disc set: Exodus The Real Story just in time of that release!
- I’ve actually seen the Bale movie already so it was kind of fun comparing that theatrical film to the 5 stories in this. The History Channel might not have the budget of a Ridley Scott, but this still looked quite good.
- I’m not religious, I’m just the opposite of religious actually. But I do like history and religious history. Of the 5 stories, The Lost Ark of the Covenant is the one that I enjoyed the most. From Templar/Free Mason theories to everything in between, the Lost Ark of the Covenant has always fascinated me.
- Although having seen the Bale movie, The Secret Life of King Ramses II story was interesting as well. Disc one is more about Moses being told the Ten Commandments and his death.
- The History Channel has made a bunch of these shows/stories before and I have to say I watch close to all of them. Their production is pretty decent. They aren’t biased or trying to sway anyone. They look at these stories from a historical point of view and I like that.
- If you are religious, you should really like Exodus: The Real Story. Even if you aren’t, it’s still entertaining/informative. It’s pretty well made and unbiased. Plus there’s a ton of content on two discs.
Notable Cast & Crew:
- From The History Channel
Recommended if You Like:
- Exodus: Gods and Kings
- The Ten Commandments
- The History Channel programming