The Prince of Egypt Reviews
I really got into the story and now remember it fondly.
I personally really liked this movie despite the minor differences from the original book of Exodus. The graphics and visual representation adds a very enjoyable and easy to understand aspect to the biblical story. I would rate this movie a 4.5/5 stars and would highly recommend it as a must watch movie.
The director puts a huge emphasis on the fact the Moses believes that he is Egyptian until he sees his sister and brother working as slaves and they try to convince him that he is Hebrew. Only then, Moses starts to feel empathy for the slaves that were being tortured and runs away. During this time, he becomes a shepherd and receives a message from God through a burning bush. Moses returns to Egypt and asks his brother or the pharaoh to release his people. This part of the movie emphasises on their sibling relationship. Ramesees was mad at Moses for trying to make him free all the slaves. When Ramesees says no to Moses's request, God unleashes the ten plagues upon Egypt. The movie continues as Moses leads the Hebrews out of Egypt and after Moses leads the people across the Red Sea, the movie ends on Ramesees screaming Moses.
I would rate this movie 3.5 out 5 stars because although, it was almost the same thing as the book of Exodus, you don't really learn much from the movie and I think the movie is great for entertainment. I would recommend this movie to anyone looking for a good entertainment movie. However, if you are looking for a movie that will educate you on the book of Exodus, this wouldn't be the best book if you already know the basic storyline.
While the length of the film may be too long to hold a child's attention, it's still a thrilling, beautiful piece of work. It chooses to focus on Moses's family relationships, and how he is torn between the life he always knew as an Egyptian prince and his true roots as an Israelite. The film also adds in the familiar sibling rivalry theme between Moses and his Egyptian brother, Rameses II, allowing the audience to find a sense of reliability in it, and to form an connection to the characters. The music was stunning and beautiful to listen to, and the added Hebrew lyrics in certain songs create a sense of authenticity in the film. While there was a certain song during Moses's return to Egypt that I felt was not necessary, and almost forced into the film, DreamWorks still managed to put together an amazing musical film adaptation of the Exodus story. The directors also chose to have a named pharaoh, in contrast to the Bible where the pharaoh is unknown, and to have said pharaoh have a direct connection to Moses in order to create a more dramatic setting when Moses realises the full extent of what the Egyptians have done to his people. The film also chose to have Moses in the dark when it comes to his true identity unlike the Bible, which also added to the drama in the revelation.
The film keeps some quotes from the actual Exodus chapter, including "I AM WHO I AM" (Exodus 3:14) and "Let my people go" (Exodus 5:1), along with "Who has made man's mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I?" (Exodus 4:11), but left out the second half of the Exodus, after Moses and his people flee Egypt, choosing to end the film directly after Moses receives the 10 Commandments. While much of the important historical context is within the second half, it did make sense for the directors to omit it as it is most likely not suitable for children and difficult to condense.
The film took a careful approach when it came to creating a portrayal of God. Instead of giving him a powerful, booming voice like most people might imagine, his voice came out as a soft whisper that radiated power and authority. This is just one example of how DreamWorks attempted to give a careful, accurate story while trying not to offend anybody. It made the Hebrew people much more hopeful and faithful than they were in the actual Bible in order to make it more suitable for children. The film also decided to have Moses speak for himself instead of his Hebrew brother Aaron in the Bible, giving more focus on Moses's transformation into the leader he was born to be.
Overall The Prince of Egypt is an excellent, accurate, easy to understand film telling the story of Moses, incorporating messages such as having faith in the future and looking at your life 'through heaven's eyes,' as nobody can measure someone's worth. The way DreamWorks chose to create these messages, through engaging songs, is a clever way to help the child audience fully understand them. The Prince of Egypt in general is a careful, detailed film and a clever way to help children understand the general concept of the Exodus story.
Las canciones son muy buenas. No aburren, son bastante epicas de hecho. Las canciones las recomiendo en ingles. Es mas epico. Es super entretenida. La recomiendo.
Prince of Egypt is, whether you're a believer or not, visually captured and fueled by an excellence voice cast to bring the old biblical story of Moses to life! Job well done!