The Ben-Hur project (2016) is the fifth time the novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1907) has been adapted on screen.

`Ben-Hur` is one of the last releases of this year’s summer movie season.

The story revolves around nobleman Judah Ben-Hur (played by Jack Huston) in Jerusalem – a city occupied by the Romans.

Besides the two main characters, the work also portrays Jesus (Rodrigo Santoro).

According to an interview on Collider, director Timur Bekmambetov wanted to show a difference with his previous work through his approach.

However, this construction leads to a flaw in the film.

'Ben-Hur' – epic action movie

Actor Rodrigo Santoro plays Jesus with many close-up scenes.

Ben-Hur (2016) only has a duration of 124 minutes, compared to 212 minutes of the old version.

In terms of technical effects, director Timur Bekmambetov succeeded in bringing modern style to old material.

The film only has two main action scenes, but both make a strong visual impression.

The second scene is a classic horse racing scene that lasts 10 minutes.

'Ben-Hur' – epic action movie

The chariot racing scene at the end of the film lasts 10 minutes.

The design of the racetrack scene is almost the same as before, but the grandstand is larger.

The film’s minus point lies in the performances of the cast.

Ben-Hur has been shown in Vietnamese theaters since August 19.

'Ben-Hur' – epic action movie

Movie trailer ‘Ben-Hur’

Movie trailer ‘Ben-Hur’

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A cast of multinational actors stars in the epic film Ben-Hur