, I have nothing I can give you but this chance that you might live
", says a desperate mother
to her infant as she sets him adrift in a river
, hoping only that he might be spared from an untimely death
The Prince of Egypt
is the title of a movie put out by Dreamworks
which tells the story of Moses
and his people
, and how exactly it was he led them to "freedom
". It doesn't stray far from the original source
, and thus it's quite biblical
'y, among other things, but it's still an amazing movie, my favourite animated classic
, in fact. I think Dreamworks
beat any Disney
flick I've ever seen with this one, the animation is absolutely beautiful
There were a few little things
that I found disturbing
about the movie, but those can be traced back to the story of Moses
and not the people who actually created this film. I just don't think it was quite fair
of the almighty lord to smite the children
of the "evil" Egyptian emperor and those under his rule, who wouldn't "let his people go
". I mean, sure, maybe dropping an anvil on the person behind all of it, but killing off his child
? It didn't work any way, he was still pissed, and still tried to kill them all
. This is actually the movie that prompted "my god parted the sea, what can yours do?
". I don't want a god that I have to fear
for any reason.
Overall, though, if you ignore the blatant religious stupidities
, it's truly one of the greatest films I've ever seen. Better yet was the fact that they didn't try to sell
anything but music
from this movie.. I mean, there were no little McDonald's toys
, and it seemed almost as if the religious sect was being amazingly non-hypocritical
. (Either that, or I just missed it.
Like many a bible
tale, there is a lot to be learned from the story
, it is inspiring
, but also like many a bible tale, it might inspire laughter
, or intense brain seizures due to things that just don't make any sense
. Regardless, it's well worth watching, even though it's a little longer than standard kid movie length, that only seems right considering it's a lot more
than just a movie for kids.
They put together a really nifty website: http://www.princeofegypt.com/. It's pretty graphic intensive but still one of the best I've seen for any animated film.