Thanks again to DJ Valentine of Simplistic Reviews for choosing this month’s genre.
Next month’s genre has been chosen by Paul of Silver Screen Classics and we will be reviewing our favorite New York Films of the 70’s.
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Jun by sending them to NYC70spaul@movierob.net
Try to think out of the box! Great choice Paul!
Let’s see what I thought of this movie:
“Yes, Aaron, it’s true. Pharaoh has the power. He can take away your food, your home, your freedom. He can take away your sons and daughters. With one word, Pharaoh can take away your very lives. But there is one thing he cannot take away from you: your faith. Believe, for we will see God’s wonders. ” – Moses
Number of Times Seen – At least 10 times (Theater opening night 1998, video, DVD, 14 Jan 2015 and 26 May 2020)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – A disgraced former prince of Egypt is sent back to his old home in order to free the Israelite slaves from bondage.
My Take on it – This film is an adaptation of the story of one of the most famous reluctant heroes in history; Moses.
He never wanted to be a savior of his people, yet due to the events of his life still felt compelled to do so.
The Biblical story of the Exodus from Egypt is told in such fascinating way that works on so many various levels.
This was the very first animated film from Dreamworks and was such an amazing choice to begin it all because of the epic nature of the story.
The film gives us such a detailed look at this very known story that adds so much to the way that things unfold.
The choice to consult so many religious experts helps enhance things so much because they were able to get so much right about this story because it comes across as being so accurate in its portrayal of the characters, the events and most importantly the message of it all.
The film has an amazing voice cats led by Val Kilmer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Ralph Fiennes, Jeff Goldblum, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Danny Glover and Patrick Stewart and their presence adds so much to the epic feel of it all.
The film does an amazing job mixing together music and song along the way and that is able to add an even more powerful and poignant feel to everything that transpires here.
Bottom Line – Amazing story told in such a fascinating way. The animation is perfectly set for this story and they allow us to see so much of how detailed this epic story can be. The idea that they consultant with so many religious experts when making this move says so much about how accurate they wished the story to be. The voice cast is superb and adds so much to the epic feel of it all. The way that they mix music an dosngs into this story works so well in making it evenmor powerful and poignant throughout. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The production team and Executive Producer Jeffrey Katzenberg conferred with roughly six hundred religious experts to make this movie as accurate and faithful to the original story as possible. After previewing the developing movie, all of the religious scholars, experts, and leaders associated in the making of this movie noted that the studio executives listened and responded to their ideas, and praised the studio for reaching out for comment from outside sources. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)
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