THE PRINCE OF EGYPT (1998 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Stars ìììì

The Prince of Egypt—the Biblical story of the Exodus from Egypt—is an animated musical that takes the viewer on a journey that covers the Moses story from his saving by a royal queen to his leading the Israelite people to the base of Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments. The script is phenomenal. The film is inspirational. The portrayal of story is superb.

Storyline

Moses’ (voice of Val Kilmer) mother, Yocheved (voice of Ofra Haza), secretly evades Egyptian soldiers sent to kill Hebrew babies and sets her baby into the Nile River where he is found by Egyptian Queen Tuya (voice of Helen Mirren) and adopted as her own son. The Queen names the baby Moses. Moses is raised in the royal houses along with his older step-brother, the eventual King of Egypt Pharaoh Rameses (voice of Ralph Fiennes).

Additional Thanks

Best Work for Directors Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, and Simon Wells. Thank you to Executive Producer Jeffrey Katzenberg for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Tzipporah (voice of Michelle Pfeiffer), Miriam (voice of Sandra Bullock), Aaron (voice of Jeff Goldblum), Jethro (voice of Danny Glover), Seti (voice of Patrick Stewart), Hotep (voice of Steve Martin), Huy (voice of Martin Short), Rameses’ Son (voice of Bobby Motown), and Young Miriam (voice of Eden Riegel).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The best Bible story ever told. Good rendition of Moses’ story. Worth your money.

Ben Meyers

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