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The 'Ben Hur' Remake Trailer Is a Dumpster Fire of Generic Swords-and-Sandals Tropes Tossed Into the Zack Snyder Filter

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | March 16, 2016 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | March 16, 2016 |

How do you follow the original William Wyler directed Ben Hur starring Charlton Heston and Jack Hawkins? By bringing in Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and a nearly unrecognizable Jack Huston and Morgan Freeman and turning a classic into a Generic. Action. Movie.

Basically, it’s a dumpster fire of generic swords-and-sandals tropes tossed into the Zack Snyder filter on Instagram.

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