Anonymous asked: I've never seen Prince of Egypt. Why should I download it? GO.
- it’s gorgeous, it’s possibly the most beautiful animated film ever made
- it tells an inherently religious narrative in a way that doesn’t diminish the religiosity of the story but doesn’t alienate people not of that religion, it tells the story as factual rather than dogmatic
- the characters are human, even the villains— pharaoh has his own narrative that isn’t quite redemptive (bc… obviously) but does have it’s own katabasis-like turn
- the women are treated like an inherently important part of the narrative rather than religious manic pixie girls
- the music is gorgeous and sweeping and enormous in scale to match the story
- old testament god is old testament god, the fact that this was released as an animated musical does not diminish at all the horror of the plagues and the stakes of the story
yes to all of this. the music is wonderful and the voice acting is fabulous and it still makes me cry on thirtieth viewing. Also, “Deliver Us”, wow.