"I'm an atheist myself, but as a fan of animation and the art of storytelling, this movie has to be one of the most brilliantly animated, moving and disgustingly underrated animated movies of all time.There was an obvious level of love and commitment poured into this film that we seldom see in movies in general, let alone animation.A masterpiece, that sadly will be wrongfully shunned for it's religious influence. It's a pity and so very discriminate."This is from a youtube comment, and i could't agree more. This movie is a masterpiece, and it deserves a 10/10
A few years ago I reviewed this movie here. I recently read my review and seeing how terribly written it was really hurt me. That is why I removed it. I will try to do better now.DISCLAIMER: Of course, I know 'The Prince of Egypt' is not an actual Disney movie.SECOND DISCLAIMER: And, of course, I am not a religious person. I don't have a religion, actually.Well, my opinion about this movie hasn't changed one bit over the years. I hated it six years ago and I hate it now. Now I will try to explain why.At the beginning it actually looks like a great movie – the animation is wonderful and the voices are great, and the theme it's centered around is something that every person in the world should be familiar with.However… Here is the problem: this theme is much more serious than the treatment this movie gives it. After all, it is a story that changed the world forever. The creators of 'The Prince of Egypt' turned it into a Disney kind of a family movie….
This is not a "children's cartoon". The animated "Prince of Egypt" borrows some of the settings from Cecil B. DeMille's classic but manages to tell the story in a streamlined way in a mere 100 minutes. The musical score is a "miracle" with several excellent songs, including the Oscar-winner "When You Believe". It's a different yet respectful retelling of the Ten Commandments with half the characters and some very original ideas. In this version, Ramses and Moses truly love each other and it is a terrible twist-of-fate that Moses must destroy him to free his people. Ramses wife is not shown, but obviously exists, as the pharaoh has a son who must die because he is the first-born. It's all here: the burning bush, the serpent's trick, water turning to blood, the other plagues and the Red Sea finale. No golden calf idol, however. In this version, Moses' wife stands beside him, as does Miriam and Arron. All resemble the …