Exodus: Gods and Kings.
What can one say?
In print you can isolate the nicer themes from the Exodus story and impute nobleness to the cause. Exodus and human liberation, a low humming of African-American Spirituals in the background.
The actual narrative is much darker than that. Plagues, suffering, death.
It doesn't matter that it never happened. Fictive narratives can have great power, and Exodus is the gold standard in fictions that have echoed down the centuries.
The movie has more than its share of disturbing moments. The one that caught me by the collar was the confrontation between Ramses and Moses, a distraught Pharaoh clutching his dead infant and tossing out the challenge: is this your god?
God, it so happens, is portrayed as a petulant child, Malak (Isaac Andrews). Stewie Griffin enfleshed!
Then there are the truly weird moments. Who'd have thought that Moses carried a sword with Excalibur properties?
I found myself rooting for the Egyptians more than once.
Is this your god?