The Ten Commandments (Animated)

Theatrical Release: October 19, 2007
DVD Release: February 5, 2008
The Ten Commandments (Animated)
Dove "Faith-Friendly"
For All Ages

Synopsis

The historic story of the Hebrew’s exodus out of Egyptian bondage and into the Promised Land is portrayed in this 3D CGI animated feature. The journey of Moses, from the adopted son of Pharaoh to becoming God’s chosen liberator of His Children, demonstrates one man’s struggle to carry out a higher power greater than anything known to humanity.

Dove Review

The animation in this film is impressive. It looks great. The colors are bright and vivid. The filmmakers also brought in some impressive talent for the voice-over work including Christian Slater as Moses and Alfred Molina as Pharaoh. It is narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley. The movie parallels the Biblical account of the exodus and the giving of the Ten Commandments pretty accurately. As in the Charlton Heston film, Pharaoh survives the drowning of his men and horses at the Red Sea, but in scripture he perished along with them. This animated version manages to vividly portray the dramatic moments.

The burning bush, the parting of the Red Sea, and really this entire movie looks fantastic. Dove approves this film for all ages. We award this film five out of five doves. It doesn’t get better than that folks. There are at least ten good reasons to go see this movie. In fact, more than that.

Content Description

Sex: None.
Language: None
Violence: Slaves are beaten; Moses kills a man but it is not shown in a graphic manner; the earth swallows up some rebels against Moses, horses and men seen briefly under the sea after they drown.
Drugs: Brief drinking seen as the people build the golden calf; a drunk man falls to the ground.
Nudity: None.
Other: Plagues including the water turned to blood; the death of Pharaoh's son and the first born of Egypt. A few characters die at the end of the film.

Info

Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Source: Theater
Company: Mission Pictures International
Writer: Ed Naha
Director: Bill Boyce, John Stronach
Producer: Cindy Bond
Genre: Religion
Runtime: 88 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Starring: Christian Slater, Elliot Gould, Alfred Molina, Sir Ben Kingsley