I watched it at the time. That's 4 hours of my life I'm never getting back. Terrible movie.
There have been others that remove any supernatural or miraculous events, or simply remove God from the narrative completely. Im drawing a blank on examples, but I know I have seen a few over the years. If you strip out God from the narrative, you have really have very little.
That reminds me of the recent movie, "Troy", in which all elements of the supernatural were removed. I kept thinking, "Waitaminute...where's Ares? Where's Athena?" One should always respect the source material when doing an adaptation.
If you look at all the epic religious films in the 50s and 60s - Ten Commandments, The Robe, Samson and Delilah,The Bible, Solomon and Sheba - they gave the story some Hollywood spin, but did not destroy the narrative. And several are still quite watchable. Entertain, but dont insult your Jewish and Christian audience.
I still enjoy watching the Old Testament films of the 50s. The New Testament, not so much. Exception: Ben Hur.
I had the exact same reaction watching Troy. It would seem Hollywood has no problem with the supernatural, mystical, or demonic based on all the vampire, zombie, witchcraft, and alien films/TV shows being made, why is it so hard to show the divine or miraculous?
Hopefully, a few in Hollywood are waking up.