Sunday, September 3, 2017

Review - Ben-Hur (2016)

If you made a highlight reel out of the Charlton Heston version and then turned it into a script, this is likely what you’d end up with. It’s much shorter than its predecessor, which is an advantage because it cuts out some of the duller moments and gets more directly to the point. On the other hand, due to creative decisions and/or budget constraints, it lacks the epic spectacle that made the first one entertaining. If all you want is the basics of Lew Wallace’s novel, they’re mostly here. It just isn’t much fun to watch. Mildly amusing

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