Sunday, May 12, 2013
Joseph: King of Dreams (2000) - Review
It's not that the movie is that bad. It's pretty competent; it looks decent, though it apes pretty much its whole style from the far superior The Prince of Egypt. It has songs. I think. They're so unmemorable that I can't actually remember if it did or not. I would think so. But there's no way to be sure.
Interestingly enough, the movie isn't all that preachy. Sure, it deals with a Biblical tale, but it doesn't plunge the whole God aspect down your throat as much as you think it might. It's no Veggietales or Potato Pals, or whatever the hip kids know nowadays. It's fairly secular in its portrayal and, like The Prince of Egypt, it doesn't shy away from topics like slavery and execution. Pretty weighty things to include in a kids' animated film. So, on that level, it's successful. It's just a bit too dull to really do anything beyond that.