History WesternAnimation / ThePrinceOfEgypt

5th Sep '17 5:34:47 PM Snowsky
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** The whispering chant of "Thus saith the Lord" can also be mistaken for the also-fitting "No longer safe".
6th Aug '17 12:35:45 PM Emperor_Oshron
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** When Moses first returns to Rameses, he shows God's power by turning his staff into a snake; in an effort to rebuke him, the priests apparently turn their staves into snakes, too, but in this version of the story Egyptian polytheism is shown to be a sham with all of the "miracles" performed by the priests being stage magic. Not only does this emphasize that, from the perspective of millions or billions of people, the Ancient Egyptian religion ''is'' all lies and deceit whereas the Abrahamic religion[[note]]in this case Judaism, since Christianity, Islam, and other derivatives don't exist yet[[/note]] is the one true faith. Hammering this home, by the end of the scene Moses' staff-snake has devoured the two fake ones, symbolizing the power that God is shown to have over the false gods of Egypt throughout the rest of the story.

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** When Moses first returns to Rameses, he shows God's power by turning his staff into a snake; in an effort to rebuke him, the priests apparently turn their staves into snakes, too, but in this version of the story Egyptian polytheism is shown to be a sham with all of the "miracles" performed by the priests being stage magic. Not only does this emphasize that, from the perspective of millions or billions of people, the Ancient Egyptian religion ''is'' all lies and deceit whereas the Abrahamic religion[[note]]in this case Judaism, since Christianity, Islam, and other derivatives don't exist yet[[/note]] is the one true faith.faith but also that the singular Hebrew God is more powerful than the false Egyptian ones. Hammering this home, by the end of the scene Moses' staff-snake has devoured the two fake ones, symbolizing the power that God is shown to have over the false gods of Egypt throughout the rest of the story.
6th Aug '17 12:33:15 PM Emperor_Oshron
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** When Moses first returns to Rameses, he shows God's power by turning his staff into a snake; in an effort to rebuke him, the priests apparently turn their staves into snakes, too, but in this version of the story Egyptian polytheism is shown to be a sham with all of the "miracles" performed by the priests being stage magic. Not only does this emphasize that, from the perspective of millions or billions of people, the Ancient Egyptian religion ''is'' all lies and deceit whereas the Abrahamic religion[[note]]in this case Judaism, since Christianity, Islam, and other derivatives don't exist yet[[/note]] is the one true faith. Hammering this home, by the end of the scene Moses' staff-snake has devoured the two fake ones, symbolizing the power that God is shown to have over the false gods of Egypt throughout the rest of the story.
28th Jul '17 10:11:08 PM Miss_Desperado
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* Catch22Dilemma: Rameses, in his desire to avoid being the "weak link" his father dismissed him as. On one hand, if he frees the Hebrews, he'll go down in time as the king who willingly gave away the main source of labor on which Egypt's power and overall magnificence greatly depends. On the other hand, if he fights to keep the Hebrews as slaves, Egypt is destroyed by God and the plagues. Either way, he, his legacy, and his dynasty's legacy, are completely fucked. Although, given that history remembers him as "the great" and his reign marks the absolute pinnacle of Egypt's power, authority and glory, maybe he doesn't do ''too'' badly, though of course he doesn't know this at the time.


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* MortonsFork: Rameses, in his desire to avoid being the "weak link" his father dismissed him as. On one hand, if he frees the Hebrews, he'll go down in time as the king who willingly gave away the main source of labor on which Egypt's power and overall magnificence greatly depends. On the other hand, if he fights to keep the Hebrews as slaves, Egypt is destroyed by God and the plagues. Either way, he, his legacy, and his dynasty's legacy, are completely fucked. Although, given that history remembers him as "the great" and his reign marks the absolute pinnacle of Egypt's power, authority and glory, maybe he doesn't do ''too'' badly, though of course he doesn't know this at the time.
24th Jul '17 5:48:21 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In Exodus the Egyptian magicians acknowledge in light of the evidence that Moses is genuinely backed by a god a few plagues in, that never happens here.
4th Jul '17 5:37:27 AM Clamanath
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* AwardBaitSong: "When You Believe", which won the Best Song Oscar. Also qualifies as a BreakoutPopHit, as there are many fans of the song who only know it as "that Whitney/Mariah song". Especially combined with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDqs73ExrbI "multi-lingual version"]]. Interestingly, the version within the film has aged much better, as it lacks the "here's the obligatory Disney-style pop ballad" qualities of the end-credits version.

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* AwardBaitSong: "When "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKaXY4IdZ40 When You Believe", Believe]]", which won the Best Song Oscar. Also qualifies as a BreakoutPopHit, as there are many fans of the song who only know it as "that Whitney/Mariah song". Especially combined with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDqs73ExrbI "multi-lingual version"]]. Interestingly, the version within the film has aged much better, as it lacks the "here's the obligatory Disney-style pop ballad" qualities of the end-credits version.
3rd Jul '17 3:35:34 PM cwf123
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%%* CallAndResponseSong: The Plagues.



%%* CatapultNightmare: After the wall-painting sequence.


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* DistantPrologue: The "Deliver Us" number takes place decades before the actual film.
3rd Jul '17 8:20:35 AM cernex
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* AdaptedOut: Moses and Tzipporah had a son called Gersom in the Bible, but he doesn't exist here.

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* AdaptedOut: Moses and Tzipporah had a son called Gersom in the Bible, but he doesn't exist here. Neither does Joshua, who plays a big part in the Book of Exodus and its actually the only person from the original group of Hebrew slaves to reach the Holy Land.
30th Jun '17 3:56:13 PM StarTropes
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: When the Hebrews leave Egypt after being freed, two Egyptian guards join them.
28th Jun '17 8:28:10 PM Clamanath
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** There's also I Will Get There by Boyz II Men, of which there are two versions: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN4wswGT9Vg one is an acapella version featured in the ends credits and in the offical soundtrack]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY5QgpgrJP0 another is a R&B/pop version featured in the Inspirational soundtrack]].
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