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.
"who ARE you white moses"
Honestly, everything I see about Exodus reminds me of Charlton Heston’s The Ten Commandments. Given that TTC is almost seventy years old, that is not a compliment.
(And a reminder that the Hellenistic dynasty - ie the sorta-white pharaohs - didn’t start until something like 300 BCE, so there’s no excuse here.)
- oh look another white biblical epic about white people
- continuing the mythology that isrealites were slaves in egypt
- with a bald white guy as ramses
- how innovative
- disclaimer: I’ve seen TTC but not prince of egypt
Prince of Egypt is pretty good, especially when it comes to exploring the relationship between Ramses and Moses, but there’s a few anachronisms (e.g. when singing in Hebrew they refer to God as Adonai, not Yahweh), and of course it does nothing to dispel the myth of the captivity in Egypt. But I’ve yet to see any work of historical fiction that does :/
made to understand but not
to be understood. "