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Joseph: King of Dreams

  • Animation
  • Action
  • 2000
  • Robert C Ramirez
  • 71 mins
  • U

Summary

Indifferent animated epic charting the adventures of biblical hero Joseph, whose ability to predict the future from dreams caused him to be sold into slavery. Sadly, this follow-up to The Prince of Egypt can't compete with its predecessor. Featuring the voices of Ben Affleck, Mark Hamill, Richard Herd and Maureen McGovern.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

It is perhaps inevitable that DreamWorks's direct-to-video follow-up to The Prince of Egypt would lack the epic feel generated the first time around. The background art (some of it computer-generated) is acceptable, but the character design and fluidity of the animation is not. The biggest problem is that the beloved Biblical hero - who is the focus of almost every scene - comes across here as shallow and a little smug, and it takes most of the movie before we can warm to him. When that happens, the movie admittedly becomes compelling, but it's hardly worth having gone through 50 or so minutes of choppy storytelling and songs that are both treacly and irrelevant.

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Credits

Cast

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JosephBen Affleck
JudahMark Hamill
SimeonSteven Weber
AsenathJodi Benson
RachelMaureen McGovern
PotipharJames Eckhouse
ZuleikaJudith Light

Crew

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DirectorRobert C Ramirez
DirectorRob LaDuca

Details

Languages
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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