Quite possibly the most astonishing achievement in animation since Beautyand the Beast (and surpassing same), The Prince of Egypt is a lovinglycrafted, engaging piece of cinema. The main characters are well-realized,three-dimensional characters. The focus of the film is the conflict betweenRamses and his adopted brother, Moses, set against the backdrop of the epicevents in the book of Exodus. The result is a religious tale that treatsthe oft-ignored human element. Instead of merely relating the tale as itis, the story asks "how would a person *feel* if God appeared to them andtold them to do this? How would others react?" The script is light-yearsbeyond any past biblical epic.The animation style owes a small debt to Disney's house style, but goesabove and beyond in the details in character design (the Hebrews andEgyptians and Midians are clearly of different ethnic backgrounds, and nocharacter suffers from the doe-eyed Disney Belle syndrome). ComputerGenerated Imagery blends -- for the first time in an animated film --seamlessly with traditional cel animation. The film also takes some fairlyaudacious risks; Moses has a dream sequence in stiffly animatedhieroglyphics, completely switching animation styles for about five minutes,which I believe is completely unprecedented in animation. There are momentswhen the visual effects made me forget to breathe. If you blink during theparting of the red sea, you'll regret it. There is, I believe I can safelysay, not a second of the film that does not offer some sort of visualdelight -- from the deep symbolism of the hieroglyphics to the dizzyingchariot race in the opening sequence.The music has been touted by some critics as the film's weak link; such isdefinitely not the case. Stephen Schwartz' songs combine elements ofBroadway-esque show tunes with native Hebrew and Egyptian music. The songsare powerful and moving, sometimes no more than one verse in length,sometimes full-blown seven-minute extravaganzas like "Let My People Go."The one weaker song, surprisingly, is the theme "When You Believe." Evenfreed from Mariah Carey/Whitney Houston R&B cheese as it is in the movie,it's a watery definition of faith at best. Still, the scene in which ittakes place is powerful and the song is beautifully performed.If the film has a weak link, it might be the voice casting,Val Kilmer andPatrick Stewart in particular. The two voices are distinctive of thegentleman who possess them, and thus are distracting in this format. Butsuch is a minor quibble, and should not dissuade anyone from seeing thegreatest animated story ever told.
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The Prince of Egypt (1998)
An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew, and later, his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.
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This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ultimately set them at odds, as one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on earth, and the other the chosen leader of his people! Their final confrontation will forever change their lives and the world.
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Reviewed byJoshua T.Vote: /10
This is very possibly the finest animation I've seen. Before commenting onthe film as a whole, I want to make that clear, because in the inevitablerush to pick this film apart (the plot, the voices, the religioussignificance, the literary accuracy, the moral issues, the music, thecomparisons with Disney and de Mille, etc...) one might easily becomedistracted from the aesthetic and technical triumphs of The Prince of Egypt,and that would be unfortunate. As someone who has an interest andappreciation of animation, I can say that this is the first film I've seenthat successfully integrates computer-generated animation and traditionalanimation (and I've seen many attempts). More importantly, as someone whohas eyes, I can say that the result is a visual experience of intense styleand beauty. In fact, the initial depiction of Egypt is so breathtaking,that it seriously hinders the film's later efforts to vilifyit.
Comparisons with Disney are inevitable, especially because Prince of Egyptemploys tired Disney formula in an attempt, I assume, to remain economicallyviable. What a shame, since Disney hasn't made a decent film since Aladdin.I am referring, of course, to the unnecessary musical numbers and the twohigh priests, the film's comic relief, who are drawn grossly out ofproportion to the other characters. Even worse than their unoriginality,however, is the open mockery of ancient Egyption religion and culture, whichthese two characters embody. I found their musical number especiallyappalling. On the other hand, it's a story in which the protagonistssucceed only through a greater capacity for cruelty and destruction and theslaughter of innocent children, so it's kind of hard to nail down anyconcrete moral standard here.
In general, I thought the story was well told, with solid direction and agood script. The only complaint I have about the voice acting is that JeffGoldblum's unmistakable mannerisms seriously distract from his character. Isuspect that I wasn't really bothered by the others only because I hadn'tseen a cast list before seeing the film. I wish they would stop relying oncelebrity voices for animated features. No character can be effective ifthe viewer can't separate the voice from the actor supplyingit.
The bottom line is, despite any objections, complaints, or concerns I mighthave about this film, despite the moral, religious, or idealogical issues itbrings up, and despite the $8 and two hours you'll spend, this film is worthseeing. It's worth seeing because of the animation. I hope it sets a newstandard for feature-length animated films. At the very least, I think itwill show the movie-going public what the medium is capableof.
I adore the Prince of Egypt. Such a stellar cast of voices, and thenames don't outweigh the movie. The music is fantastic. It has such adiverse audience, you cannot go wrong with this film. We are allfamiliar with the base story and we are provided a mild, interpretive,inoffensive version to intrigue and open the mind. If not, it can beenjoyed simply for the color, sound, and simple human emotions andactions that glide over right and wrong. I'm in college, and I listento this movie while studying. I can't escape, humming in the shower,and learning calculus to the goose-bump inducing tones. The sounds ofGod capture all emotion and awe.