Episode 17 – Ben-Hur (1959)

Is this movie the spiritual predecessor of The Phantom Menace? Probably not, but we explore that idea anyways. This week, Colin and Eli dive into MGM’s chariot-smashing mega-epic starring Charlton Heston. We’re here for the chariot/pod race and Judah’s horses deserve an award. We’re a a bit more split on the religious overtones and general length of the film. Maybe we just want more revenge? Should we see the remake? One thing’s for sure, not all cylinders were firing for us when we recorded.

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Episode 17 - Ben-Hur (1959)
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