It's White Moses Versus White Pharoah Saving A Bunch Of White Guys From The Other Bunch Of White Guys, None Of Whom Should Actually Be White.

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Oh, Ridley Scott, you're wacky. Also, Joel Edgerton: Bald is not a good look for you.
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  • DougyRT

    Dominant White male American propaganda continues to be an ugly festering sore in the side of American media. They love to go with their excuse of "well this is what people want to see" but its never been true and doesn't hold water anymore. Hopefully people will speak not just with their wallets, but also type scathing reviews about the white washing too. Without stating why we didnt go see it the studios will just say "oh I guess Christian Bale isnt hot anymore"

  • owen

    just fucking die you racist fucker

  • Ana

    i think you pretty much missed the entire point of what he said. grow up.

  • owen

    It's not just that comment the guy is going around spewing hate on other site's as well

  • lesterThejester

    You really missed the entire point of what he said.

  • simha

    well you know it's not like middle easterners aren't white.
    there are even blond arabs.
    lots of red heads,brown haired people etc.
    it's not totally unfeasible.
    the real goof here is the entire movie since it's historically accepted that moses didn't exist.

  • DougyRT

    Middle Easterners? EGYPT IS IN AFRICA. Why do people like to forget that? And Egypt NOW is different than Egypt THEN. Its like looking at America in 2014 and saying "lots of red heads, blondes, its not totally unfeasible that the Indians looked the same way too." You realize how utterly ignorant that sounds right?

  • Roger Stetson

    Yes there many types of middle easterners. Hoping that egyptians and jews looked as white as they can get betrays an unfortunate racial bias and more than likely inaccurate ethnography and history. I'm not sure if Moses existed, but I'm pretty sure it's not definitive that he did not exist.

  • Niels Andersen

    White people aside; why does movies of this kind have to look so damn fake? I´m tired of monochromatic extremely fake looking CGI effects, that make cardboard and plaster sets of yesteryear look like documentaries.

  • Rage72

    LOL! 2014 and Hollywood still doesn't know how to cast a film about Egyptians...

  • Art Vandelay

    Heck, I'll stick with The Prince of Egypt.

  • Kurt

    AGORA remains the best modern sword & sandal epic, and this does NOT look like it is going to come anywhere close to challenging it either visually, idea-wise, acting, or overall execution.

  • Roger Stetson

    Agora went for the whole white Egypt look as well. Though it was Roman Egypt does not mean the citizens lost their pigment.

  • Kate Colvin

    I don't think Agora is *quite* as bad about this; Rachel Weisz being the lead is definitely an issue (my own desperate crush on her notwithstanding), but at least you've got co-stars of color - Max Minghella (of Parsi heritage), Homayoun Ershadi (Iranian), Sami Samir (Egyptian/Israeli), Manuel Cauchi (Maltese), Oshri Cohen (Israeli), and Yousef Sweid (Israeli). Oscar Isaac, is a POC, too, but...not sure there were tons of Guatemalan/Cubans running around in Egypt at that time...

  • Roger Stetson

    Thanks, Kate. I think Rachel Weisz probably looks closer to Hypatia, and yes the other actors were not anglos/northern Europeans but the vast majority were on a pale Mediterranean continuum . Definitely none with significant African ancestry, Beige was about the darkest the cast got ;) .Even Egyptians today, after so many incursions from the Levant and Europe look more diverse than they do in Agora. I think the film is actually pretty good and I enjoy the director's work, and crush on Weisz hard, but it was disappointing that it missed an opportunity to be much more refreshing, adventurous and accurate. That's all.

  • Kate Colvin

    Very good points.

  • Agreed.

  • Yojimbo

    With a cover of the song "Belfast Child" by Simple Minds no less?

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