If you’re making a big-budget Moses movie, with all of Hollywood’s resources at your disposal, you can do better than a burning bush. And so, although the bush of the Bible does make an appearance, Exodus: Gods and Kings offers an additional visual representation of God. And that choice has already resulted in some grumbling.

When Moses (Christian Bale) encounters God on Horeb, He appears in the form of a somber little boy. As in the Bible, there are times when this presence seems to represent…  [more]