get out your VCR’s it’s time to watch The Prince of Egypt. or you can watch it here.
please don’t watch exodus: gods and kings because it’s icky and racist. you deserve better. you deserve the prince of egypt.
It is safe to say that I will not be going to watch the weird gross whitewashing mess that is Exodous…
I heard about this the other day and it’s honestly more fucked up than if they’d just whitewashed the whole cast
But no, POC people are allowed to exist…but they don’t get to be lead characters or heroes or anything they can just be the silent servants of the white main characters instead
SO MUCH HATE FOR THIS MOVIE
In addition to all of the above.
I work in market research and on the weekends we have people preview movies and get their opinions on the previews, and Exodus is one of the film previews we’ve been showing. I am a HUGE FAN of Prince of Egypt. What I found interesting was this one particular similarity: during the plagues scene in PoE, there’s a clip where you just see this shadow of darkness fall over the sphinx and all of the temples and structures. It’s very dramatic and quite beautiful actually. In the preview for Exodus: Gods and Kings, they actually have basically a live-action version of the same exact clip, the same angles and everything. Like they watched PoE and were like, “That’s cool, let’s do that.”
Prince of Egypt may not be a perfect representation of the Bible story but it is a beautifully animated movie with stunning imagery and impeccable music which includes singing in Hebrew.
Here are some more reasons PoE was amazing:
- Ofra Haza, the voice actress of the character Yocheved, recorded her song in 17 different languages, which all incorporated the Hebrew parts in the song.
- God’s voice was mainly supplied by Val Kilmer, but included every other major actor or actress in the film whispering the lines along with him. You don’t need to be religious to think that having a bunch of simultaneously be God’s voice is beautifully symbolic.
- Val Kilmer also voice Moses and again, there’s meaning there in the idea of allowing God to work through you.
- The production team conferred with almost 600 religious experts in order to make the film as accurate as possible (despite some obvious changes for story-telling purposes).
I am not at all in the least bit religious, having had some awful experiences with religion, but Prince of Egypt is a wonderful movie. Please watch that instead of Exodus.
Prince of Eqypt is on Netflix.
Reblogging for the factoids about God and Moses’ voices. WOW.
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