Movie Preview: Yeah, they remade “Ben-Hur”

Morgan Freeman and a lot of folks most of us won’t recognize star in this digitally-augmented remake of “A tale of the Christ,” “Ben-Hur.”

Insane that Hollywood would remake it, but with CGI being what it is, you don’t have to build Roman triremes (galleys) and can fake all the stuff stunt legend Yakima Canutt and Charlton Heston had to do –on set, with real horses and chariots.

This trailer leaves me colder than cold. Where’s the ham, the homosexual undertones, the Technicolor texture, scenery chewing?

Maybe it’ll be better by August.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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