maxalt: Almost every movie with low moral standards fails at the box office but is praised by Hollywood elite, while so called wholesome movies succeed. But the movers and shakers in Hollywood consider any movie denouncing God or religion to be avant-garde and praise the writers producers and such. Used to be when the Jews owed Hollywood they liked sand and sandals movies because they were sure money in the bank. I know times change but people don't, most of the middle of the country and the south are god fearing folk and prefer wholesome entertainment.
Tom_Slick: This should not be a big surprise, period movies based on ancient epic stories have done well even in recent times, The 300 broke box office records, Gladiator was one of the highest grossing films of 2000. The stories from the Bible, especially in the Old Testament are interesting stories. Some people look at them from the religious stand point, others look at them the same way they look at Homer's Odyssey or Aesop's Fables.The reason Hollywood doesn't make more of these movies is because they are too expensive, people expect a better product on the big screen than basic cable.
sleeps in trees: My son's been watching it. We aren't religious and every time is try and explain what Christians believe he thought I was messing with him. I understand why, when you've not been raised with it. You should have seen his face when Moses parted the Red Sea. I kind of wish every religion made a movie, so as to better understand them.
albert71292: A show about the Bible on the "History Channel" is equivalent to having a show about fire-breathing dragons on "Animal Planet".
trotsky: Eh. Vikings is better, and became pretty awesome when they went and slaughtered the entire monastery last week. Made me love those sea-going scamps even more.
douchebag/hater: Yeah... from a religious point of view. atheists believe in some whacy shiat too.
LectertheChef: Then again, it was brown on brown violence, and the Mongols were nowhere near the homoerotic conservative fapfest that the Spartans were.
maxalt: most of the middle of the country and the south are god fearing folk and prefer wholesome entertainment.
Bob_Laublaw: The actor portraying J-to-the-C looks remarkably...... pale compared to most Middle Eastern folks Link
Krymson Tyde: One thing that is confusing though is why do these people speak with British accents?
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