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Genre: Animation
Starring (Voices): Christian Slater, Alfred Molina, Elliot Gould, narrated by Ben Kingsley
Director: Bill Boyce and John Stronach
Rating: PG
Year Made: 2007




- 15 minutes featurette and selected film clips
- Trailer
- Moses Podcast
- Ramses Podcast



Languages: English
Subtitles: English/Chinese
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 1 hr 28 mins
Region Code: PAL 3
Distributor: Origin Entertainment
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Condemned to die by Pharaoh while just a baby, Hebrew Moses is set adrift oon the River Nile by his mother and his sister. Rescued by the daughter of Pharaoh, He grows up thinking he's an Egyptian Prince. Eventually, exiled from Egypt when he is exposed as an Jew, He is touched by God and told that he will lead His enslaved chosen people to the promised land. With the hand of God firmly on his shoulder and with faith as his only weapon, Moses performs miracles, casts down plagues, evades a pursuing Egyptians army, parts the red sea and after fourty years of leading the Hebrew chosen ones to the promised land is embraced by God and led to a better place.


This reviewer has something to confess: This animated feature about the famos biblical tale is so bland and dreary; he had to pop the soundtrack of 1998’s other biblical animated movie The Prince of Egypt into the music player to soothe his nerves. You’d expect a vast improvement in storytelling and technology after almost ten years, but horrors of horrors, watching the story about Moses is almost a painful experience.

While we are not the best people to tell you whether this is an accurate depiction of the bible, the synopsis tells us that this 88-minute movie relates the historic encounter of the Hebrews' exodus out of Egyptian bondage. The tale chronicles Moses’ childhood as the adopted son of Pharaoh grows into The Chosen One by God to liberate His children.

We hate to compare, but like the 1998 Dreamworks Animation production, this movie boasts of a star studded cast. Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley (Ghandi) is the narrator of this epic tale, Christian Slater (True Romance) provides the voice of Moses, Alfred Molina (Spider-man 2) provides the voice of Ramses while Elliot Gould (Ocean’s Thirteen) provides the voice of God. These acclaimed actors fare well in their roles, but nothing can save the movie from the ghastly animation of this multi-national collaboration between Singapore’s iVL Animation Studio, USA’s Promenade Pictures and New Zealand’s Huhu Studios. The characters are so unattractively drawn, you’d think that this movie would only be broadcast on television – and we are not even talking about prime time here. This is definitely a shame, because (we hate to compare again) if you look at how successful The Prince of Egypt was with its technique 10 years ago, you’d think that this is a big step backwards.

The only thing worth our slight commendation is its rather exquisite DVD packaging that resembles the bible. There is even a bookmark in the box to tell you how to easily remember the Ten Commandments using the alphabets from the phrase “I Am the Lord”.

Maybe everyone involved in this movie was waiting for a miracle, but while it makes me wonder whether the acclaimed voice actors actually saw the final footages while recording their voices, I shall continue to indulge myself in the more glorious yesteryears of The Prince of Egypt. Somehow, even if it was considered inappropriate to have scream queens Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston belting out the end title song “When You Believe”, you’d rather listen to that than to watch this mind-numbing and lackluster movie.


This Code 3 disc contains a 15-minute “Featurette” where you see church goers being asked about the Ten Commandments and the actors recording sessions, a 14-minute section “Selected Film Clips” where you relive some of the movie’s bland animation scenes, two 3-minute character introductions “Moses Podcast” and “Ramses Podcast” about the two men, and a “Trailer” which doesn’t do its job of attracting audiences.


The disc’s acceptable visual transfer doesn’t save the movie from being one of the worst animated features we’ve seen, and it is presented in its English Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack.



Review by John Li


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This review is made possible with the kind support from Origin Entertainment


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