In early scenes we see the strong bond between the two, which begins to crack when Messala decides to join the Roman army to make a name for hure de sanglier himself.
The film does come to life in its action sequences, including a naval battle seen only from the perspective of Judah and his fellow galley slaves.
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Skyfall and, the Hobbit.He has other projects vying for his services, including the MGM pic.Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ, which was the biggest-selling novel of its time until it was eclipsed.Kebbell plays Messala, a Roman orphan who was taken in by Judahs family and raised as his brother.Ben-Hur ; have they found their chariot driver.Alas, these characters are mostly relegated to a state of prostrate suffering and not much else.Subscribe to, deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy Loading comments.And then, of course, the chariot race is another highlight, pitting Judah against Messala in a spectacle of shattered carts and trampled participants.
Mediocre, the new Ben-Hur is an adequate if uneven take on the classic tale of revenge and forgiveness.
Judah Ben-Hur was a Jewish prince and Messala the son of a Roman tax collector.
That doesnt mean much here, after all the library strip mining done by Kirk Kerkorian in the 1980s.La Liste de Schindler.Meilleurs films en VOD.Et les mistrals gagnants.But Morgan Freemans gonna Morgan Freeman, and so the actor is consigned to the position of being worldly, wise, and kind.Wallaces book is public domain, and that makes it possible.After the latter leaves to be educated in Rome for five years, the young man returns with a different attitude and mocks Judah and his religion.But at the same time, viewing Bekmambetovs Ben-Hur does leave one wondering why anyone even felt the need to remake the story in the first place.Produced by Roma Downey and her husband Mark Burnett (yes, that, mark Burnett the film feels as if its being pulled towards the religious by the former Touched by an Angel star (just look at her and Burnetts more recent spate of bible-inspired producing credits).Gone With The Wind.
The Way Back, wrote the script that MGM pounced on after that company got ambitious following its emergence from bankruptcy and huge hits.