MAN WHO SAW BEN-HUR SAYS IT WASN’T BAD
HOLLYWOOD – A man who went to see the new epic remake Ben-Hur said it wasn’t bad.
Despite performing poorly at the box office, the new Ben-Hur has won over some fan.
Jonathan Doe spoke to the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY having seen the film this weekend:
I like it. I mean it was exciting the acting was fantastic. Of course, it has a lot to live up to with the old Charlton Heston version very much in your mind when you watch it. But there’s a fresh take on it and the young cast are really something. Especially the guy who plays Ben-Hur. Wow! He’s one to watch.
In the film Jack Huston plays Judah Ben-Hur, who loses everything after his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), now an officer in the Roman army, returns to Jerusalem and accuses the young prince of treason. Stripped of his title and separated from his wife (Nazanin Boniadi) and family, Ben-Hur must endure years of torment and slavery before he can redeem himself and face his enemy in a life or death chariot race. The film has performed poorly and been badly beaten by Sausage Party and Suicide Squad so the testimony of an ordinary viewer like Jonathan Doe will be prized by the film makers.
Ben-Hur is currently on release.