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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ten Commandments

Posted on Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 4:00 AM

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Ten Commandments
Studio: Promenade
Rated: PG
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Christian Slater
Director: Bill Boyce, John Stronach
WorkNameSort: Ten Commandments
Our Rating: 1.00
This version of the biblical story of Moses is animated. However, where the filmmakers may have aimed to create something comparable to Shrek, instead the quality falls somewhere between that and the movers in the 1985 Dire Straits’ “Money for Nothing” video. The only saving grace is the voice cast, even though Christian Slater does seem an odd fit for Moses. But do not expect True Romance or Heathers; this film is just that old biblical tale, where if one doubts the lord, he shall be swallowed by the fiery bowels of the Earth. Moses, by apologizing to donkeys, talking to lambs and rescuing slaves from beatings, is portrayed as the nicest guy in the world, while the pharaoh Ramses (Alfred Molina) is, of course, an oafish, big-chinned asshole.

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