The marketing campaign for Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings has delivered loads of stunning imagery, but it’s tough to assess the film’s potential based on pretty pictures and quick-cutting trailers alone. I thought that might change after seeing a clip from the film, but the big takeaway from the one that just dropped isn’t the tone or the dynamic between Christian Bale’s Moses and Joel Edgerton’s Ramses, but rather the incredible mid-battle imagery, especially those aerial shots of Ramses’ army about to pummel the enemy with an onslaught horse-drawn chariots. It’s also a frustratingly brilliant move to have the piece end so abruptly. It certainly left me eager to find out what goes down after the clip wraps up.
Hit the jump to check out the new Exodus: Gods and Kings clip. The film arrives in theaters in 3D on December 5th and also stars Ben Kingsley, Aaron Paul, John Turturro and Sigourney Weaver.