168 – Ben-Hur (1959)

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“Ben,let me make you a burger.Pick one.”

Ben-Hur is a religious film about a guy called jesus Ben-Hur.Ben has a bit of bad luck at the start of the film which fucks stuff up for him throughout the whole film.But like in the film ‘Barry Lydon’ Ben gets back on his feet and finds himself getting into a position of power.Ben was a Jew and that’s what got him into trouble.A slate fell off his roof and hit a roman on the head and he got into shit for it mainly because he’s Jewish.In his travels he acquires a new name and returns to avenge the guy that fucked him over and find his family he had left behind in the beginning.You see Jesus pop his head up two or three times in the film,it’s a bit like Life Of Brian – a film about Jesus without him really being in it.I wouldn’t be mad into religion and the musical score fells like you’re at mass too.The race scene with all the horses is done really well.You’d never be able to do it nowadays.

IMDB RATING      –     8.1
MY RATING     –     6.4
RECOMMEND?     –    NO

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