The Ten Commandments Reviews
Watched this on 23/7/16
A testament of cinematic marvel, a magnificent achievement in the history of world cinema. Cecil B DeMille's magnum opus is star studded and the visual penache the film has created cannot even be met by most of the films that come out from Hollywood these days. The film evely balances out CGI, cinematography and real people cast as masses rather than the crappy green screen effects of these days. Also bolstered by stunning performances from Yul Brynner in particular and also Charlton Helton as Moses adds to the viewing pleasure. This film succeeds because it is not simply made for the ardent faith-based audience. Any lover of cinema can love this for the marvel it is.
Classic DeMille epic follows Moses' (Heston) life from birth until abandonment, slavery, and finally delivering his people out of Egypt. Storytelling at its best, with Oscar-winning special effects, particularly for the parting of the Red Sea and breathtaking writing of the holy tablets sequence. The all-time great Biblical epic, surely not to be missed.
Acting and dialogue is top notch thanks to the legendary cast and the effects still hold up for their time. One doesn't need to be religious to appreciate this masterpiece. So let it be written, so let it be done!
"His hands would be gnarled and broken from the brick pits, his back scarred from the taskmaster's whip, but in his heart would burn the spirit of the living God."