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PRINCE OF EGYPT and Healing Broken Relationships 

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Most people fight with their siblings, but the conflicts between Moses and his siblings are pretty epic. But we can learn a few things about forgiveness, hatred, love, holding grudges, and healing broken relationships from the stories of Moses, Rameses, Miriam, and Aaron.
Licensed therapist Jonathan Decker and filmmaker Alan Seawright talk about the cinematic masterpiece The Prince of Egypt, and how even though we're not fighting off plagues (well, we kinda are right now) or freeing an entire people from being enslaved, the relationships in this movie are very relatable and there's a lot we can learn from them. Plus, the music and animation are absolutely gorgeous, and the cast is phenomenal.
And thanks @FunnyOldeWorld for popping in with your Ancient Egypt expertise.
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Written by: Megan Seawright, Jonathan Decker and Alan Seawright
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@CinemaTherapyShow
@CinemaTherapyShow 2 yıl önce
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@antonissa8345
@antonissa8345 2 yıl önce
As a christian I knew the story about Moses since I was in kindergarten (P.S CAN YOU DO JOSEPH: THE KING OF DREAMS TO?)
@nina-raedelong158
@nina-raedelong158 2 yıl önce
Can you review the film "I Am Not Ashamed"? It's based on a true story about a girl who offers forgiveness and compassion because of her faith.
@lunabirdzzz6604
@lunabirdzzz6604 2 yıl önce
Out of all the people who watched this, only three disliked it. There should be zero people who disliked.
@im_a_hooman3599
@im_a_hooman3599 2 yıl önce
That's true. Many would think that giving advice will help to lessen the problem (I mean if it's necessary then you can), but it's most of listening to that person who's having the problem to just take the burden off of their chest. That way, the person will not sulk not fixing their problems because it feels heavy. Edit: That perspective of hatred is new. A refreshing insight. P.S. Can you guys do an analysis of Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993)? Lots of people said that they are an example of a good family. I want to know guys what your thoughts about it. P.P.S. In my entire Christian life, I haven't seen this movie. Now I want to watch it~
@drereviews8868
@drereviews8868 2 yıl önce
This was beautiful fellas. Still going to need that Lion king video
@Twingrim
@Twingrim 2 yıl önce
It’s like they say, “The opposite of love isn’t hate: it’s indifference.”
@uMaud
@uMaud 2 yıl önce
Then what is the opposite of hate ?
@rainlupine
@rainlupine 2 yıl önce
Hate is just love with its back turned.
@lolidk8530
@lolidk8530 2 yıl önce
yep. love and hate are both intense forms of passion, either positive or negative. the opposite of passion is indifference, or not caring at all
@daniellemusella1594
@@rainlupine Wow. That's deep.
@charlierodriguez8986
Lol the opposite is pride
@8-bitsarda747
@8-bitsarda747 Yıl önce
I love Prince of Egypt, but the craziest part about it to me is that is was made by the same people who made Shrek
@austa10
@austa10 Yıl önce
Actually the team that made Sherk was a punishment team. Pretty sure most of the people that worked on Shrek did not work on Prince of Egypt.
@Carpatouille
@Carpatouille Yıl önce
I mean, it's two masterpieces in their own right and genre so it does not surprise me actually
@silashurd3597
@silashurd3597 Yıl önce
Even though Shrek was made afterwards, it is still pretty insane!
@g.d.graham2446
@g.d.graham2446 Yıl önce
And those who did not work up to the standard for the PRINCE OF EGYPT were sent to work on SHREK instead, which they called getting "Shreked" :)
@countsnowyofgwainn3996
i'm honestly surprised that they moved away from 2D animation cause when they put their hearts into it they can make Art
@jajajaaaa_
@jajajaaaa_ Yıl önce
As a christian, I love how the film humanises the characters. These are real people from thousands of years ago that are struggling with things we still do now. They arent spineless, they had their own doubts and fears. When Moses met God he didnt all of a suddon become fearless and confident, there were doubts and a ton of shame, but God still used him. A truely motivating film as well as a great example of faith.
@andrewyuyoungearn2799
As a Pentecostal And Charismatic Christianity, I agree
@nathanhynes1937
@nathanhynes1937 4 aylar önce
Why kill the son he did nothing wrong 😢😭😭😭😭
@nathanhynes1937
@nathanhynes1937 4 aylar önce
God I mean
@GhostRyder2008
@GhostRyder2008 4 aylar önce
@@nathanhynes1937 As God is the author of all life, He is the only one with the right to take life. The plagues that God brought down upon Egypt were a demonstration of God's mighty power that is greater than any god that man could possibly dream up. In Exodus 9:16, God tells Moses to say to the Pharaoh that God brought these plagues so "…that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth." God will judge everyone justly and He knows the hearts of all of us. When these children were killed by the "destroyer" and they were brought before God for judgement, God already knew their hearts and knew which ones were to be in His presence for eternity or who would be forever separated from His presence. If Christianity is true, then death itself is just being brought from this world into the next where we either spend eternity worshipping our Creator God, or eternity away from His presence. Every firstborn of the Egyptians died, but the Israelite children were spared because the blood of the lamb had been placed on their doorframes. So begins the story of redemption, the central theme of the Bible. Redemption means "to buy back" or "to save from captivity by paying a ransom." One way to buy back a slave was to offer an equivalent or superior slave in exchange. That is the way God chose to buy us back - he offered his Son in exchange for us. In Old Testament times, God accepted symbolic offerings. Jesus had not yet been sacrificed, so God accepted the life of an animal in place of the life of the sinner. When Jesus came, he substituted his perfect life for our sinful lives, taking the penalty for sin that we deserve. Thus he redeemed us from the power of sin and restored us to God. Jesus' sacrifice made animal sacrifice no longer necessary. We must recognize that if we want to be freed from the deadly consequences of our sins, a tremendous price must be paid. But we don't have to pay it! Jesus Christ, our substitute, has already redeemed us by his death on the cross. Our part is to trust him and accept his gift of eternal life. Our sins have been paid for, and the way has been cleared for us to begin a relationship with God (Titus 2:14; Hebrews 9:13-15, 23-26)
@nathanhynes1937
@nathanhynes1937 4 aylar önce
@@GhostRyder2008 ok meant no offense just a little shocked and as I have not seen the movie have a great day 😊😊😊😊
@nathanward.413
@nathanward.413 2 yıl önce
You know, regarding the bit about loving while still cutting ties, my mom shared with me a saying she heard: “I forgive you because I love you, but I'm staying away because I love myself.”
@josephcarrasco5730
I said something like this to my father and i cannot believe i actually have come far enough to speak the words outloud to him. I love him more than anything in this world but to sum it up nicely, in all my empathy i heard him in what he created for himself: "In your eyes that world (environment) is peace. In my eyes its oppression."
@g.d.graham2446
@g.d.graham2446 Yıl önce
Interesting
@ae-holo5972
@ae-holo5972 6 aylar önce
It’s hard to cut ties with someone you love, but are just bad for you. I have gone low contact with a family member due to them been toxic. I keep hearing from other family, “I just need to forgive and forget”. To that I say my family’s safety comes first and I would not subject them to the type of instability and danger I was subjected to.
@caidalee1994
@caidalee1994 Yıl önce
I think people love this movie for the same reason they love Hamilton: It take figures that have been placed on pedestals, and makes them real people. Only people, who have no idea what they’re doing, just like the rest of us.
@daryatislenko4651
I love this movie and I love Hamilton!!!💗💗💗
@TheZamaron
@TheZamaron 4 aylar önce
THat's someting that sadly gets lost to time, like many of Jesus's Decsiples are often called Saint somthing, we kind of forget they're just normal people who followed Jesus and over the years did their best, many met tragic ends.
@TheFlameEmperorTCG
@TheFlameEmperorTCG 4 aylar önce
Also they enjoy the rap and pop music of it don't forget that part lol
@TheZamaron
@TheZamaron 4 aylar önce
@@TheFlameEmperorTCG The music is danm good. THe story, the visuals, it's a film anyone can find something to enjoy about it. I love it as a CHristian, and a normal person. Being a Transformers fan who loves the different depictions of Optimus Prime and Megatron's "brotherhood", in recent years I've noticed more details and come to love the relationship of Moses and Ramses as brothers here too. Heck me and my twin bro even brainstormed a Transformers version of this story, and it is kind of awesome.
@on-zm8sg
@on-zm8sg 2 aylar önce
@@TheZamaron To be fair, the view that Saints are somehow flawless isn't actually correct, St Paul for example literally prosecuted Christians before becoming one, St Louis was regarded as one of France's best kings but he also treated Jews like shit, and there would be no way in hell that Bernardino of Siena would get canonized today without huge amounts of backslash.
@beezlebubblegumv449
Something I didn’t realize until TODAY, in the scene before Moses kills the guard, he’s watching the slaves working and they’re struggling more than usual because they’re cleaning up the mess HE and Ramses causes in the beginning of the movie
@averagebreadconsumer9489
Actually??
@teamvolkihar145
@teamvolkihar145 9 aylar önce
@@averagebreadconsumer9489 yep, they caused the damage, he never thought of it before, but now that he sees them as his people, he sees it in a new perspective
@danielleking262
@danielleking262 6 aylar önce
Yes, that is true!
@lindenseaman5605
@lindenseaman5605 2 yıl önce
“And just because you love somebody doesn’t mean you need to have them in your life” hits hard but is so true
@Abraham-gf1oi
@Abraham-gf1oi 2 yıl önce
I don’t know. The whole, “maybe it’s a perspective thing” rubbed me the wrong way. Does he really think people are that stubborn to cut someone out of their life because it’s “maybe a perspective thing”??? Oh, and let’s not talk about that little political comment either. As if it’s just about a difference of opinion anymore.
@bigschmill294
@bigschmill294 2 yıl önce
@@Abraham-gf1oi I think in a lot of ways it is a perspective thing. A perspective is how a person views the world around them, it doesnt mean that its an ok way to view the world, not every perspective is acceptable. Some people think racism is ok, because of XYZ. Understanding their perspective (understanding that XYZ is WHY he person is racist) helps you understand that mindset. It doesn't make it ok, but you have to understand why someone believes a certain way before you can attempt to change their minds. idk if that makes sense, my thoughts got a bit jumbled at the end
@yesikanarvaez5027
@yesikanarvaez5027 2 yıl önce
Truth
@CindyRubyCutie
@CindyRubyCutie 2 yıl önce
@@Abraham-gf1oi Oh it does happen, a lot actually. I myself have left a majority of my family due to understanding that my views and perspectives will never be accepted by them, and to truly be myself I need to move on. I loved them, but knowing that they'd only accept me if I agreed with them let me know they loved me in a conditional way, which is a terrible thing to do.
@darthporkius
@darthporkius 2 yıl önce
Amen to that brother.
@987rox123x
@987rox123x 9 aylar önce
Being raised a Christian you hear the story of Moses many times as a kid but it wasn't until watching this movie as a teen that it was the first time I realized that Rameses and Moses were probably loving bothers. The way Moses breaks down, after HIS nephew is killed by a plague HIS God sent and seeing the pain HIS brother is experiencing, genuinely made me cry. The Bible is full of stories of people doing things in the name of God but we don't always emphasize how they feel in the moment, even when it is mentioned.
@DianeKang
@DianeKang 4 aylar önce
In reality, Moses and Ramses weren’t brothers. Moses was the adopted son of Ramses’s daughter.
@GhostRyder2008
@GhostRyder2008 4 aylar önce
@@DianeKang In reality, Ramses wasn't the Pharaoh during this event but it was most likely Amenhotep II. :P
@irrose1185
@irrose1185 3 aylar önce
You right---the Bible is full of stories about people who do things in the name of God. Like when God told Abraham to kill his son Isaac
@gabrielwilliams8827
@gabrielwilliams8827 2 aylar önce
That would ignore the rest where God stops Abraham.
@ForTheCurie
@ForTheCurie 2 aylar önce
So the historical accuracy of this biblical story is…eh, but I don’t think that matters. The Bible is about the meaning of the story, not so much the story itself. At the time that the story is supposedly set they would have crossed the Red Sea into more Egypt. Egyptians were also good at bragging about people they’d conquered, and Hebrews don’t pop up on that list. But, we know that the Red Sea does ‘part’ under certain conditions. People have been enslaved for thousands of years, and there have been uprisings. I feel like the Bible’s stories were formed over time with meaningful events. The wild time the Red Sea parted? Over time it becomes less of a historical fact and more of a story. And people crossed it when it parted. And they were enslaved. I feel like the story grew and evolved naturally. In my interpretation, it doesn’t really matter that it was Egypt and not Sumer, or that they were Hebrew not Nubian, what we learn from it matters. If you’re interested in the history ‘Egypt, Canaan, and Israel in ancient times’ is a fun read that touches on the subject of the Exodus.
@haileyparker2284
@haileyparker2284 8 aylar önce
My husband is a fixer. However, he does this one AMAZING thing where when I am upset or angy and I'm venting, he'll stop me and ask "what do you need? Am I fixing or am I listening?" It is absolutely incredible and I cannot express how grateful and appreciative I am for it.
@WhatsAModderU
@WhatsAModderU Aylar önce
Fixer here: I feel inspired by this comment. I’ll try that!
@FourTwenT
@FourTwenT 23 gün önce
You don’t deserve him
@ChildOfDarkDefiance
Love the movie. It leaves out one of my favorite parts of the biblical story: kid Miriam walking up to the princess/queen bold as brass, and says, "wow, you found a baby. Coincidentally I happen to know a woman who no longer has a baby, and could be his wet nurse." And that it works. Which leaves you to assume that Adoptive Mother knows exactly what's going on, and goes along with it.
@aesinam
@aesinam Yıl önce
That's one way of seeing it. Another is the fact that that was the custom of the day for many many decades. Having a wet nurse for children of the upper class
@ChildOfDarkDefiance
@@aesinam Decades, centuries, millenia... My point is that, a girl "just happened" to be around and "just happened" to know someone who could take the job, could start within the hour. Now women who could do the job might not have been scarce, but a Jewish girl they don't even know, conveniently being on the scene right after they pick a baby in a boat basket out of the river, who has the presence of mind to put in an application on behalf of her mother, would be slightly unusual.
@mobabyhomeslice
@mobabyhomeslice Yıl önce
@@ChildOfDarkDefiance and children were often then nannied by their wet nurse well into childhood, so Moses knew his biological mother and his siblings his whole life.
@aurorashearer2669
The amazing thing is the wet nurse was actually his bio mother and he never knew
@starrby7790
@starrby7790 Yıl önce
@ChildOfDarkDefiance Most likely, the princess didn't question anything because she thought Moses was a gift from the God of water. That finally the God heard her pleas of giving her a baby since she supposedly was infertile, and so maybe she believed that the Jewish girl was sent by the God's. And who was she to question the God's decisions.
@willtoflower
@willtoflower Yıl önce
Miriam was a real one here. I love her character. Dreamworks did such great work and paid ample respect to the story of Moses.
@maexslg-at
@maexslg-at 7 aylar önce
just one little um.... *child dies *Many nights we prayed¬*
@MarechalVI
@MarechalVI 3 aylar önce
That line "Ramesses, in my heart you are my brother, but things cannot be as they were" hits hard every time I hear it because Ramesses wants Moses back, but Moses can't reconcile unless Ramesses upends his entire world, his whole empire, and disappoints the expectations his father held for him. Letting the Hebrews go isn't in his power as a leader of his country, but Moses demands it of him because it's morally right.
@cristiancamilovaldiviesopo6717
What I learned from Prince of Egypt is that the biggest and hardest conflicts are not against those we hate but against those we love.
@blindtherapper2470
@blindtherapper2470 2 yıl önce
100 points to gryffindor!
@efulmer8675
@efulmer8675 2 yıl önce
I was just thinking about McGonagall's statement about Neville standing up to his friends: "It takes courage to stand up to enemies, but it takes more courage to stand up to friends."
@LibbyPutte
@LibbyPutte 2 yıl önce
@@efulmer8675 I think that was professor Dumbledoor, he gives out the ten points to Neville which grants them the housecup for that year. But I totally agree, and have struggled with this within my family, so I get it firsthand. The hardest thing is to stand up to someone you love and respect and even feel a deep loyalty to, and be honest and raw, and risking breaking their heart.. That is tough....
@efulmer8675
@efulmer8675 2 yıl önce
@@LibbyPutte Actually I think you're right, it was Dumbledore. Such a good payoff to such a small moment in the movie.
@markjosephbacho5652
That sounds bittersweet 😢
@susannaspence4512
The idea that Hatred comes from love is something I had heard before that I agree with. I was told the opposite of Love isn't Hate. The opposite of Love is Apathy. Interesting to think about.
@ItsAsparageese
@ItsAsparageese Yıl önce
Interesting, haven't heard that one before. I think it works if we take a pretty broad view of "love". The philosophy I've been most exposed to/found to be the most widely resonant with other concepts is that the opposite of love is fear, in a molecular-level -philia and -phobos kind of way. I frame the belief as there being no such thing as true stagnation, since on every scale from molecularly to cosmically, everything is either moving towards or away from any given other thing at any given time. (To continue the particles-level lens on the idea, I guess I'm arguing that we can't really choose apathy because by observing and being aware of a thing we automatically change our relationship to that thing, and thus our movement toward or away from it becomes a chosen act.) But yeah in a strictly human/emotional framework, if we take "love" in a sense where it's inextricable from fear since they're two sides of one sense of passion/feeling, then yeah I guess that duality's opposite quality would be stagnation or apathy. I never thought of it this way before but yeah I guess at the very least we're inherently by defintion apathetic toward all things we're truly unaware of lol XD
@Karenpayne47
@Karenpayne47 5 aylar önce
@@ItsAsparageese. Maybe that’s why it says in the Bible “perfect love casteth out fear”…
@ItsAsparageese
@ItsAsparageese 5 aylar önce
@@Karenpayne47 Makes sense!
@iprobablyforgotsomething
@susannaspence4512 -- Both sentiments are true, but not saying the same thing, imo. Apathy is the opposite of love, but apathy doesn't come from love. Hatred isn't the opposite of love, but perhaps comes from it. Whether from an absence of love, because the hated person took their own love or another's love away from the hating one, or because the hating one hates others almost as an attempt to honour a tradition, albeit a terrible one; a continuation of the lesson their own loved one(s) passed on and ingrained into their head and/or heart.
@stewartann816
@stewartann816 Yıl önce
As a new mom to my son, and having the experience of birthing him and raising him and bonding everyday, the killing of the babies hits ALL TOP DIFFERENT. The Pharoah having the babies thrown to crocs, Yohevid putting her baby in the basket and knowing she'll never see him again in order for him to be safe. The last plague taking all the firstborn kids. Like.....no way man
@joeyk9441
@joeyk9441 10 aylar önce
Oh yeah. Becoming a parent makes all that stuff hit so much harder!
@Furienna
@Furienna 9 aylar önce
But in the Bible and most other re-tellings of the story, it is made clear that Yocheved was allowed to be Moses's wetnurse and could keep him for a few more years. Moses's sister (it is traditionally believed that it was Miriam, but the Biblical text doesn’t state the girl's name) suggested a wetnurse to the princess.
@seasonsstarsstudios
@seasonsstarsstudios 7 aylar önce
I raised my youngest sibling and I have a harder time watching this movie now than when I was younger. It’s always the children who suffer when adults do stupid or reckless things.
@treehuggerdude4
@treehuggerdude4 6 aylar önce
It's quite dark for a children's movie. But I think the threat and violence toward children in the film adds a good depth and gravitas to the film that make adults appreciate it more.
@Furienna
@Furienna 6 aylar önce
@@treehuggerdude4 This is Dreamworks though.
@samconduct1356
@samconduct1356 Yıl önce
My absolute favourite part of the movie is when God simply says "Oh Moses". So simple but so impactful.
@tammyfan6151
@tammyfan6151 10 aylar önce
No cap made me cry Idk why
@cliffnoir329
@cliffnoir329 Yıl önce
I know I’m late but can we talk about when Ramses calls out to Moses at the end? As a kid I always believed he was angry but now being an adult, it sounded more like a cry of anger and of sadness. Anger towards Moses for taking everything from him and sadness because Moses was the only family he has left now and just wanted his brother back. Truly tragic in my opinion
@danielleking262
@danielleking262 6 aylar önce
It was a heartbreaking cry!
@adzukibean2190
@adzukibean2190 Yıl önce
I love prince of Egypt. As a Christian, I have some atheist friends, and when we get sad, we make ourselves into blankie burritos, grab some good food like ice cream and cake and cheesie garlic bread, and we watch this movie so we can all cry and eat and snuggle together.
@jadeianthompson
@jadeianthompson Yıl önce
Oh my gosh, that’s so beautiful!
@g.d.graham2446
@g.d.graham2446 Yıl önce
awesome
@abyssmom2692
@abyssmom2692 10 aylar önce
So sweet.
@landmindssoul4636
@landmindssoul4636 10 aylar önce
Beautiful
@kellysunserenity4068
@kellysunserenity4068 9 aylar önce
This is definitly one of those kind of movies. It makes you laugh, makes you cry, makes you sing along, and you stand up and cheer when the hero(es) get their happy ending.
@jesusf.bravog.3777
@jesusf.bravog.3777 2 yıl önce
I love how in every shot where rameses has a change of heart for the worst, you can see the shadow of his father looming large, influencing every decision, to not be perceived as the “weak link”.
@soulcheftanya
@soulcheftanya 2 yıl önce
He was trying so hard to fulfill his shoes but instead be told. You can only be the best ruler YOU can be.
@RicardoHipper
@RicardoHipper 2 yıl önce
Ooo, that's true. It almost looks like a curse for him
@christoferdrewrocks1
As many times as I’ve watched this movie I’ve never noticed that smh I’m disappointed in myself
@emiypat6978
@emiypat6978 Yıl önce
So interesting you mention a curse because in the Bible a curse can be/is generational, meaning it passes from parent to child until it is broken. It can only be broken by giving it to God and changing their lives. Commonly pride is the best example through the Bible. My grandfather broke his generational curse, he came from a long line of alcoholics and abusers and he decided to not follow his fathers footsteps but instead God. While his brother continued down the path. It is interesting to say the least.
@saraha8219
@saraha8219 Yıl önce
The biblical explanation that God himself "hardened pharaoh's heart" so that he could show off his power probably wouldn't sit well with modern viewers.
@DidWeWin1
@DidWeWin1 11 aylar önce
A really great piece of symbolism in this movie is Ramses' comfort place where he goes after getting scolded by his father and after the plagues. He sits on a statue of his father, literally sitting on his dad's lap.
@SageLC
@SageLC Yıl önce
I think why this film works so well with everyone and not just for abrahamistic theists is simply, because it doesn't come across as preachy by leaving the actions within the characters agency. There is no 'hardening Pharaos heart' or anything that makes the story come across as bias. The characters just feel like they are reacting as people and it makes it feel so much more real outside of the beautiful artistry of the movie itself.
@catholicofthenorth
I love that it shows the real struggle with faith and relationships and learning that the world isn’t black and white and it doesn’t make Moses seem like he’s a perfect, most holy, righteous man but as a man who has seemingly strayed from God and participated in hurting his people. Every bit of this movie portrays human faith so well and it makes me feel connected to God more than any preacher ever has. Especially after the scene with the burning bush where God is forgiving Moses for his sins and tells Moses that He will be with him through this all.
@amyqb117
@amyqb117 Yıl önce
Look up the words that "hardening of heart" was translated to English from. It doesn't mean God "forced" his heart, but gave him to the desires of his heart. Sadly much of English translation is oversimplified.
@thelastunicorn949
I actually think his heart did harden, its a small but very distinctive moment : trvid.com/video/video-8wGUvBELwRU.html and also a lyric in the plague is " then let my heart be hardened"
@ninagrace-lee8323
@ninagrace-lee8323 11 aylar önce
@@thelastunicorn949 I don’t think you understood that person’s comment. When God hardens your heart, it is to say he KNOWS you hate him and has given up on you. You feel the absence of his love and forgiveness so all you can do is become hateful. It’s a lot to process. Bc God doesn’t give up on people unless they truly don’t want anything to do with goodness (which is a gift from God). The “hardness” is a refusal to forgive, accept reality, admit truth. And often people harden their heart when they’ve seen all God is capable of, and hate him anyway. That was the point of the plagues in Egypt - God was destroying every idol they worshipped and forcing them to admit he was real. Ramses at this point understands that each plague is God saying “this specific idol is false, I’m real. Let the Hebrews go.” And Ramses hates God for it. That’s what makes him try to kill the Hebrews at the Red Sea. He is fully aware of who God is, and what he has to do and disregards it entirely. He couldn’t accept reality and the truth made him hate God and Moses 😭 It’s very heartbreaking actually
@daniellemusella1594
@daniellemusella1594 6 aylar önce
@@thelastunicorn949 "-- and never mind how high the cost may grow. This will still be so. I will never let your people go!" This movie left such an impact on me, from when I first saw it as a child. I don't think those songs will ever leave my brain. (8/4/2023)
@annalisevezina110
Moses parting the Red Sea is honestly one of the most incredible, moving pieces of film ever. The animation, the music, the emotion, my goodness.
@ms.wilson6439
@ms.wilson6439 Yıl önce
I feel sorry for Ramses, his father's words were so strong that it stayed with him. Him being" weak" were his father's words and he wanted nothing but approval from his father; his pride was his father's pride, he was conditioned to believe what he did was right. Ramses was too a victim.... He was stubborn because he was fearful.
@danielleking262
@danielleking262 6 aylar önce
By having his father constantly criticizing him for being weak instead of supporting him, that right there is probably what conditioned him to actually become weak and hard-headed. All his life he's told he has to be strong and brave, so inside he is so fearful he will NOT be.
@noxsiacnumberxv5718
I don’t know if it’s in the extended cut, but an important part that you guys didn’t really cover is Moses’ time in the desert. The song “Heaven’s Eyes” is a beautiful lesson in forgiving yourself and measuring your worth not by what you are or where you come from, but who you are and what you do with your life.
@natashafoster9969
@natashafoster9969 7 aylar önce
That's my favorite song throughout the entire movie! I love how easy to understand it is (especially since I watched this at a very young age), but they do it in both a fun and beautiful way. ❤
@danielleking262
@danielleking262 6 aylar önce
❤️❤️❤️
@TheChaosDragoness
@TheChaosDragoness 2 yıl önce
I'm so glad to see Prince of Egypt getting the recognition it deserves. It's one of the best animated films I've ever seen.
@definitelynotobama6851
My personal opinion is that it’s hands-down the best animated film of all time
@juliarunn5009
@juliarunn5009 2 yıl önce
It’s so good I can’t even. A very similar film that is super good is Joseph: King of Dreams
@TheChaosDragoness
@TheChaosDragoness 2 yıl önce
@@juliarunn5009 I've seen that one too. While unfair to compare it to Prince of Egypt, it's still a good movie in its own right.
@borderlinepup1603
@borderlinepup1603 2 yıl önce
The price of Egypt and Joseph the king of dreams were 2 of the best-animated films! Strong family meaning, stunning animation and expert storytelling! Great movies that deserve recognition.
@lillyyarney67
@lillyyarney67 2 yıl önce
Truth also playing with the big boys is one of the best songs period
@tyronetalam8488
@tyronetalam8488 Yıl önce
11:39 i never noticed this before but moses looks so uncomfortable being in these halls, when this was his playing ground where he grew up and had happy memories with Rameses. Such a cool little detail to emphasize that he really doesn't belong in this world anymoreand could never go back
@mandyfinkiewicz
@mandyfinkiewicz 11 aylar önce
My husband and I adopted our twins (who are 20 years old) and my son at three would watch this movie and say, " Pharaoh adopted Moses, like you adopted us," So this movie has a speical place in my heart.
@riversong4997
@riversong4997 Yıl önce
As someone whose sibling is pretty much my best friend, I cry every single time I see Rameses' and Moses' relationship falling apart. I still absolutely love this movie, and I watch it every Passover.
@orion1938
@orion1938 Yıl önce
The Passover scene is one of my favorite movie scenes and Alan broke it down so amazingly. The haunting ethereal music, the sound design, the look of the power of God. And when using headphones it sounds even more haunting and sometimes I even get goosebumps Also the music is one other part the makes this movie so great. The music that plays when Rameses looks at Moses with hatred is one such example. As well as the song when the Hebrews are leaving Egypt.
@jessicabaum9370
@jessicabaum9370 Yıl önce
I love the scene where Moses looks out the window and sees the slaves suffering but when he asks Rameses to look out the window the slaves are not there because Rameses doesn't see them. It was a great way to visually represent their different perspectives. They also did a fantastic job showing how much it pains Moses to have to carry out the plagues against the Egyptians. Like after the last plague, when Moses leaves the palace after Rameses tells him his people may go, he collapses against a wall because he is so overwhelmed by the weight of the pain and suffering caused by the plagues. I also find it interesting that Rameses fear of being the weak link causes him to be the weak link.
@witchylizzy6024
@witchylizzy6024 2 yıl önce
One thing I realized recently that separates Moses from Rameses is accountability. When Moses accidentally kills a man, Rameses's primary concern is sweeping it under the rug, but Moses embraces the consequences of his actions. But when Rameses is responsible for slavery, Moses holds him accountable, and Rameses resents him for it.
@brandoncruise6398
@brandoncruise6398 2 yıl önce
There’s a little more to that in the Bible. After Moses kills the person he actually does try to hide the body, but guilt and more guilt built over the hours before deciding to run away. Everything you see in the movie scene did happen as you mentioned. So in that time not only is Moses aware of what happens when you lack accountability, but knows very deeply the weight of what sweeping it under the rug brings.
@hayleybartek8643
@hayleybartek8643 2 yıl önce
Moses also accepts responsibility for the disaster of the chariot race resulting in one of the statues losing its nose. More, he tries to accept all the blame and shield Rameses from any of it, while the Pharaoh wants to place all blame on Rameses because the is the elder sibling. Both father and brother make him incapable of accepting any blame.
@witchylizzy6024
@witchylizzy6024 2 yıl önce
@@hayleybartek8643 Oh true! Just adds to the privilege Moses escaped from
@XRioteerXBoyX
@XRioteerXBoyX 2 yıl önce
This could also be down to how Ramses was taught during his upbringing. The pharaohs are not seen as human rulers, but as incarnations of deities. Therefore, all the children of pharaohs are brought up to believe that they are the only ones worthy of casting judgements on others and deciding how things go since they see themselves as gods.
@OfficialProJustice
@OfficialProJustice 2 yıl önce
Because Rameses way of showing love is protecting his brother from consequences but when his brother did the opposite to him he felt betrayed because in Ramses mind is he would never punish his brother but Moses dared do it to him!
@FriendlyCanuck
@FriendlyCanuck Yıl önce
When me or my partner are upset we ask each other if they want solutions or sympathy. That way we can avoid rushing in to fix a problem when the other person just wants a shoulder to cry on.
@fizzy_buzz
@fizzy_buzz 11 aylar önce
that is so wise and I will take that into account, thank you :)
@danielleking262
@danielleking262 6 aylar önce
I wish I could try that!
@jakethebard
@jakethebard Yıl önce
The Prince of Egypt is easily one of the best animated movies ever made. The visuals are stunning, the actors hired to voice the characters is absolutely A-list, and the fact that the filmmakers were able to create a movie that is both faithful to the source material as well as appealing to non-believers is absolutely incredible. I know many people who do believe, and do not believe, and they all absolutely love this movie. I saw it in the cinema when it first released and I absolutely loved it. I still love it nearly 25 years later. I watch it a couple times a year and it always blows me away.
@Ashicakez3
@Ashicakez3 Yıl önce
I went to a catholic school so I’ve seen this movie so many times, yet despite how often I’ve seen it I never got tired of it. It’s a beautiful movie, and the soundtrack is amazing!
@ADTribalChild
@ADTribalChild Yıl önce
18:00 "The Plague" music number also further explored Mosses and Rameses fractured relationship where the former sang, "I wish that God has choose another / Serving your foe on his behalf was the last thing that I wanted." I loved this movie. This was indeed a humanized telling of the Story of Mosses. It does hit home for me due to not having the best upbringing, but that's here or there. In a way, it's a family movie that shows situations that some families deal with everyday, but also focus on forgiveness, redemption and making heart-breaking choices. This is a great deep dive from a therapist and filmmakers perspective.
@LadyVader33
@LadyVader33 Yıl önce
23:35 that's the single moment I never forgot from this film. You pointed out something significant that the overblown heston epic missed: With Ramses not able to have friends, Moses is someone in his life who is closer than a brother. Everything that has happened has done far more than stab him in the heart, and perhaps the only way to alleviate that pain is to destroy the one who, in a sense murdered his brother (being Moses himself)
@NyGeL_Derey
@NyGeL_Derey 2 yıl önce
Fun fact: the voice actress of Yocheved (Moses' biological mother), Ofra Haza, sang her part in 18 languages
@CinemaTherapyShow
@CinemaTherapyShow 2 yıl önce
Holy Crap. That's incredible!
@TheMeloettaful
@TheMeloettaful 2 yıl önce
That is truly amazing 😃! That is some big brain business going on there!
@Ah1My-Spinach-Puffs1
Wow 😯
@auroramoon_draws16
@auroramoon_draws16 2 yıl önce
Yoooo
@Ganychan
@Ganychan 2 yıl önce
I only knew the French version until I came to the US, and was shocked at first, thinking the dubbing actress was sooo similar to the original, haha!
@danineedsanap
@danineedsanap Yıl önce
My relationship with my sister has been extremely strained for a very long time, and I just recently had to finally cut her out of my life, and what Jono said when speaking about loving someone but not needing them in your life really hit home with me. I love her, and I always will, but the issues we cannot see eye to eye on are so fundamental and hard hitting that I cannot have her around anymore, but I have a better feeling about it because of this video
@a.katherinesuetterlin3028
Jonathan and Alan both are truly awesome guys. I can just about see how golden their hearts really are. So I am glad to hear that what these guys have said made you feel a bit better about your decision. I can understand in my own way how hard it might have been to make that choice. You have to do what is emotionally and spiritually healthy for you. 🤗🤗
@turtlemun
@turtlemun Yıl önce
"You can cut ties with someone you love" and "Just because you love somebody doesn't mean you have to have them in your life." are the two exact phrases that helped me settle an inner turmoil I've been struggling with for over 2 weeks now. My dad doesn't support my identity and who I am, but we both still love eachother and want the best for eachother. It's a relief to know that I can still love my dad but cut ties with him
@alyssamartinez2661
I know your comment is from months ago but I just wanted to say, I’m going through the exact same thing ❤ I hope you get through it
@Ourlifepalette
@Ourlifepalette 2 yıl önce
This is a perfect example of what love actually looks like. It isn’t all flowers and rainbows and it isn’t agreeing with and supporting everything someone does. It means wanting the best for them, even when they’re at their worst.
@sirtarquin6306
@sirtarquin6306 Yıl önce
hatred comes from love. I figured that out on my own but it's crazy to hear someone else say it.
@terrimobley6067
@terrimobley6067 Yıl önce
My adult children still adore this movie. My sons have the music sprinkled throughout their playlist. This movie is so so well done This is more than faith, this is history. And this movie treats this with such respect
@gracemceuen2058
@gracemceuen2058 2 yıl önce
The scene right after Pharaoh is holding is dead son and Moses leaves and begins to cry is so powerful. It’s so emotional and it shows how Moses was not unaffected by the sorrow surrounding him.
@thefiretailedweasel6206
this^^^^ that scene always gets me. A lot of people seem to look at the movie with a good vs evil view and forget that that little boy was Moses' nephew. Moses also had a son (he isn't shown in the movie, but he's in the original story) who would likely have been the boy's age in the movie, so it probably hit him especially hard. The line in The Plagues where Moses goes "This was my home! All this pain and devastation, how it tortures me inside" really shows this
@soccerwizard975
@soccerwizard975 2 yıl önce
I think that makes Moses such a fantastic character in this movie. There are so many humanizing, emotional beats. I don't think we could empathize with his almost extraterrestrial mission without still seeing that he is so human while all this crazy stuff is happening around and through him.
@WetRatGaming
@WetRatGaming 2 yıl önce
Not only that but moses SHARES rameses' sorrow, as he lost his nephew.
@fulliewolfie
@fulliewolfie 2 yıl önce
"And even now I wish that God Had chose another Serving as your foe on his behalf Is the last thing that I wanted" "This was my home All this pain and devastation How it tortures me inside All the innocent who suffer From your stubbornness and pride"
@thebiggusdonnus8453
Imagine having to make that choice. God, I feel for Moses.
@loganjackson675
@loganjackson675 2 aylar önce
This film is phenomenal. As a Christian, I really love how true and respectful to the source material they are but are able to use the space between what is written to craft some really incredible characters and build on the story. I will say that the one who really got a raw deal though is Aaron. In the biblical account, he was behind Moses all the way and wasn’t the doubter that he was in the movie. In fact, a lot of interpretations of the Bible indicate that Moses wasn’t a good public speaker and/or had some sort of stutter so Aaron did most of the formal communicating and translating for him. Pretty interesting fun fact.
@matthewcline2728
Awesome discussion, guys! Well, I would say it’s both a Bible film, and a film about relationships that’s for everybody. I loved the songs, and the characters were really well done overall, especially the relationship with Moses, and Ramses, and his siblings. I also liked how one of you said that “Just because you love someone doesn’t mean you have to have them in your life.” It’s true, especially when relationships can be toxic in life. Well, great video! Thanks for sharing all of these points.
@camille_la_chenille
this single shot of "deliver us" at 2:14 made me cry. I am a pagan witch but this is my favourite animated movie since I am 9 years old because of the pure beauty and humanity that makes the story. All is perfect, the songs makes me cry, Moses and Ramses relationship is gut-wrenching, the animation is beautiful and carries the story and emotions perfectly. this might be my favourite Cinema Therapy episode as well, because of the way you analize the relationship.
@yunfeikwon
@yunfeikwon 23 gün önce
Wow idk that witch is still exist nowadays. Do you have grimoire or something then?
@camille_la_chenille
@camille_la_chenille 23 gün önce
@@yunfeikwon There are a lots of ways to be a witch, you can easily look up on internet for blogs and stuff. But it's mostly, like, a personal spirituality and practice. So some have a grimoire and some not. I can't speak for any other witch than me since there are so many currents and practices.
@emilykennedy4304
@emilykennedy4304 10 aylar önce
Jonathan, when you're looking into the camera and talking about how some relationships may never be fixed, but we always hope they will be...I felt like I got a small father/daughter talk that I crave but have never gotten. My dad died when I was little and my mom was abusive, so I always feel more like an orphan. You guys did great with this video and I appreciate you both so much
@oaktree__
@oaktree__ Yıl önce
Literally I'm over a year late to this, but I just discovered your channel - I just wanted to thank you for saying "Abrahamic traditions"! I'm Jewish and really don't like when people say "Judeo-Christian" (since usually they're either talking about something that's really only applicable to Christianity and they're wrongly assuming it's true of Judaism too, *or* it's true of Judaism, Christianity *and* Islam. But Islam shouldn't be excluded or erased). I love this movie so much - I watch it every year during Pesaḥ (Passover), and the relationship between Moshe Rabbeinu (Moses) and his siblings - both adoptive and biological - is so complex and moving. Thanks for this sensitive and emotional exploration!
@Hawkmoon1981
@Hawkmoon1981 2 yıl önce
"Forgiving someone doesn't mean you have to trust them" - THIS. I think so many people get this wrong, and will reproach you for not merrily putting yourself back into a bad situation. "But you said you forgave them, so that means everything should just go back to the way it was before!" Uh, nope. I can forgive someone who stabbed me, but that puts me under NO obligation to go ahead and let them run towards me with a butcher knife. I'm forgiving, not dumb.
@SEReina-gk1kx
@SEReina-gk1kx 2 yıl önce
I remember a TRvidr I follow did a video on the Christian version of forgiveness because a friend of his turned out to be a pedofile. He got a lot of horrible backlash from a lot of people because they seemed under the impression that forgiveness meant excusing that friend’s horrible actions. I never thought that was the case. Forgiveness to me, always meant “you hurt me but my anger is not going to keep me from living my life. I’ll forgive you but you are not welcomed into my life and the people in my life until I say so.”
@nozon5686
@nozon5686 2 yıl önce
the problem may be water under the bridge but that bridge may be destroyed
@LxstinNeverland
@LxstinNeverland 2 yıl önce
@@SEReina-gk1kx I wanted to add onto this, since it's on topic. I actually was sexually abused by someone in my life when I was barely old enough to start talking, and it's hard to explain to people that I forgave him since. However, I will never trust him or be around him like that again. There are memories that don't get to be erased. Forgiveness was never for his sake. It was for mine. I had to heal from it, and I think it's important to reiterate that point that forgiveness does not justify their actions, nor does it require you to be in their life on any way. It is also there to help you heal from your own hurt.
@TheMeloettaful
@TheMeloettaful 2 yıl önce
@Monica Shantel that reminds me of a friend of mine who was sexually abused by her step father and the mother didn't do anything about. Years later she was still around him and her mom so I assumed she had forgiven him for doing that to her. But fast forward some time later turns out he was also sexually abusing her granddaughter. I was so blown away and devastated on my friend's behalf! Like how could you even do that to someone?! They forgave you and still kept you around in their lives, but you turn around and betray them in the worst possible way... AGAIN! I really don't think she talks to the abuser or her mom anymore after that (mom took the abuser's side over her daughter and granddaughter) 😔. My friend seems to be doing better now, but I can't help but wonder if she forgave her step father and mom after that. I figure depending on who you are dealing with forgiving someone can be so very hard, especially if you had been betrayed by them before in the past 😢.
@ihatesocialmediabutlovemon4278
'Forgive but never forget'. That's what it comes down to. I forgave my dad for abusing me as a child and moved on. We have a great relationship. He is a good person that has taught me a lot. But the memories are always there.
@irelandcook8298
@irelandcook8298 Yıl önce
I watched this video right after breaking off a very emotional friendship about a month ago, and I remember sobbing at the parts of seeing it through perspective but can't see the relationship continuing because of how conflicting the perceptives are. I have always been the one to see things or understand where a person is coming from, so seeing how one who is so set on their own emotions that it drives a deep wedge into the relationship really ran home with me
@blanqui2040
@blanqui2040 Yıl önce
Same for me. I had to break up so many friendships and other relationships for the sake of personal evolution and self-development. Which implies not clinging so much on to our own beliefs, that we get very close-minded. "You can love people and still cut ties with them", is many times the result of you changing and evolving and them getting stuck in the same page they started out.
@YesTodaySatan69
@YesTodaySatan69 Yıl önce
You know, I’ve always taken that scene where Ramses asks Moses to let him sweep what he did under the rug as him begging to not lose the one person who saw him as a human and not as just some future figurehead. As well as begging to not be left alone with their father, whose influence left this horrible mark on him. It always feels like he knows what will happen when Moses leaves and he doesn’t want to face it.
@therealopaartist
I am agnostic but grew up in a Christian household. This is the movie that inspired my love of storytelling and animation and gave me the first insight to how damaging high expectations can be to someone. Beautiful score and story. Will always be worth the rewatch.
@Borel-nv5bq
@Borel-nv5bq 2 aylar önce
Prince of Egypt is such an underrated movie. The animation is absolutely insane, and the story is amazing. So many people overlook this movie
@maxineantoine2976
@maxineantoine2976 2 yıl önce
The point that Jonathan had made about hatred being birth from love is something that I resonate with deeply. It reminds me of this mythology story I read in high school of how love was born. The takeaway for me, from that piece of literature, was that Love was born from Darkness and Chaos. Love and hate runs in an oxymoronic cycle and it takes factors such as emotional intelligence and forgiveness to form an equilibrium in our relationships with others. Wonderful and insightful reaction piece gentlemen!
@everglowup
@everglowup 2 yıl önce
"Its not preachy" Me as a Christian: YES!! Christian producers, do more of THIS
@Shythalia
@Shythalia 2 yıl önce
Yeah. If people want to make film adaptations of a part from the Bible, they should focus on the characters in the story. That's what gets people invested in movies & shows - it's the story.
@rimfire8217
@rimfire8217 2 yıl önce
“A Christian shoemaker dose his duty not by putting little crosses on shoes, But by making good shoes, Because God is interested in good craftsmanship” -Martin Luther
@OriSnori
@OriSnori 2 yıl önce
This was actually supposedly made with Judaic (non-christian) sources in mind.
@imsad8436
@imsad8436 2 yıl önce
@@OriSnori Christians are branched off of Judaism, and this is an Old Testament story, both Jews and Christians believe in the Old Testament. What makes Christians different is that they believe in the New Testament and that Jesus was the Savior. So this movie was made with both in mind, because it’s a story both of them know
@imanijones54
@imanijones54 2 yıl önce
YEA
@michelecastellotti9172
yeah, that is the whole message of the tale as well. its one of the very few biblical movies that is actually good to watch and actually gets the message right.
@scarsound
@scarsound Yıl önce
Gosh, that moment when Ramses is on the rock just crying out Moses' name always brings me to tears...
@capitalb2431
@capitalb2431 Yıl önce
As a soon to be therapist I just stumbled on this page and I love it already. Instant subscribe
@CinemaTherapyShow
Thank you!
@VictoryArtz
@VictoryArtz Yıl önce
This movie is my No. 1 movie of all time. Ever since I was a child this movie has been symbolic of amazing storytelling.
@hainanegins9672
@hainanegins9672 Yıl önce
The lesson of loving someone and knowing that you gotta let them go hits real hard for me. It's tough, but as you heal, you become happier and more free.
@sandrols7
@sandrols7 2 yıl önce
I absolutely love this movie, but I am sad you didn't mention Zippora, Moses's wife. She also exemplifies forgiveness while also holding him accountable, while also being extremely supportive of Moses. I wish that she had been given more time and action in the third act of the movie, she's absolutely amazing!
@AndreNitroX
@AndreNitroX 2 yıl önce
Moses only discovers his past because of her, and she saves his life and changes him. Then she travels with him to Egypt to help him accomplish his mission from God. I’d say she had a big role in the story.
@sandrols7
@sandrols7 2 yıl önce
@@AndreNitroX oh yeah, definitely, especially in the second act of the story she's very prominent. It's just in the third act that she takes a bit of a back seat. We are getting the idea that she herself has more or less lost faith in God and that she is getting it back, through her interaction with Miriam, but I'd love to have seen more of it. I love that she's given her own arc that exists more or less seperate from supporting Moses, but nevertheless, more would have been nice :)
@n4l9bx
@n4l9bx 2 yıl önce
I always thought Zipporah was SOOO cool. Like, she is super supportive and forgiving, but she also takes no shit from him when he's a stranger, and she still doesn't take shit from him when he's her husband. And their marriage scene is just gorgeous
@cybercriminal3110
@cybercriminal3110 2 yıl önce
The movie's not really about her, so she wasn't given that much time.
@MartinGiadrosich
@MartinGiadrosich 2 yıl önce
Yeah they should have talked about the passage in the bible where on the way back to Egypt, god tries to kill Moses and she circumcises their son to save him. Exodus 4:24-26
@rubyarana1401
@rubyarana1401 Yıl önce
I just saw The prince of Egypt for the first time! I nearly teared up several times throughout the film. The thing that really hit home for me was the way Moses freed his people. Also: What you said about hatred was very interesting Johnathan. I never thought of it like that before. I would really appreciate it if you guys did a video on an Irish film called Wolf Walkers. It's an amazing movie about friendship, family, and two girls forever changed.
@jbkkkkk
@jbkkkkk 23 gün önce
i love discussions about sibling relationships, it's so important. I've had to learn that I can love someone, but not like them. and sometimes the best thing I can do is let them go.
@s_napps
@s_napps Yıl önce
There’s a song in Spanish that says something along the lines of “tell me that you hate me so that I can be sure you once loved me”
@idkanymore790
@idkanymore790 Yıl önce
note on the temple architecture: the crew actually traveled to egypt to study temple architecture and many of the buildings you see in the movie are reconstructions of real places.
@stellaberndtson3406
I remember watching this movie over and over again when I was a child. I really loved it. Honestly I still do. It's so beautiful and sad. Miriam is literally the best big sister you can dream of.
@shannonrichards6980
My dad was actually an animator on this film. There was a character designed after me (when I was 4 years old), the little girl at 19:00 in this video.
@flamebunny6511
@flamebunny6511 2 yıl önce
That’s so cool!
@mysticadriana
@mysticadriana 2 yıl önce
Lucky ;^;)/
@muaoribia4140
@muaoribia4140 2 yıl önce
Whaaaattt o.o that's amazing! One of my Bible profs from college also helped, Dr. Byron Curtis, and he was a major influence in changing the song from, "If You Believe," to, "WHEN You Believe." :)
@TheMeloettaful
@TheMeloettaful 2 yıl önce
That is really freakin cool 😃!
@robynv.g1245
@robynv.g1245 2 yıl önce
Wow, that is truly amazing
@froggychairclub7547
When y'all started talking about what hate is, it struck a deep cord within me. Something I had never thought of. Why I hated my first real boyfriend after the breakup. All the red flags I ignored and giving up my values I held so dearly to please him. Thank you for putting things into perspective and wording it so simply.
@GypsyDanger2000
@GypsyDanger2000 Yıl önce
I felt so bad for ramesis whos trying to hold on to a terrible legacy forced onto him. I also felt bad for the people that died in the plague. I really shouldn't have felt bad for him, but I did and that's the magic of this movies storytelling and great character development. I love this movie. (I am not a religious person at all btw).
@blanqui2040
@blanqui2040 Yıl önce
I think it is a very good example of how people who actually are really good in their hearts are corrupted/poisoned by an evil system and a toxic family/inheritance and the consequent expectations they have upon themselves. It's a really sad, sad story, but it's got a lot of realistic relationship dynamics and nothing of the sort of black and white thinking
@stellart5664
@stellart5664 4 aylar önce
the line "I will not be the weak link" always hit me so hard growing up. Just that constant want to live up to expectations and be the responsible one.
@sweember
@sweember 2 aylar önce
Just realised that I've been a 'fixer' almost my entire life. Consciously or subconsciously...but I always try to fix the problem, take the action instead of just listening. I mean I do listen, but my mom's sadness or sadnes of my friends..I can't bear it, I can't see them in pain, so I keep suggesting various solutions to fix and to save them from whatever struggles they're going trough... Each episode with you is eye-opening. Thank you so much for this. Now I guess is the time to stop being a 'fixer'. It’s still difficult for me to decide to seek therapy, but listening to you helps a lot in understanding emotions and situations. Thank you! 🥺🥺
@Atlas-pn6jv
@Atlas-pn6jv 2 yıl önce
This is my favorite movie of all time. I am so glad someone else agrees, b/c no one else I know has ever heard of it/seen it. Or is even interested in it. The animation was groundbreaking, the acting was 2nd to none, and the music has stuck with me my entire life!
@babyramses5066
@babyramses5066 Yıl önce
My favorite too
@ivygirl5798
@ivygirl5798 2 yıl önce
I know they were mostly covering the siblings, but Moses and his wife also have a really interesting story of forgiveness in the movie. He publicly humiliates and shames her, and even though he then aided her escape after she didn't have to forgive him for that. And, in a small way, she does have her vengeance. But she does forgive him and responds in a very different way from Rameses to his shame. While Rameses tries to make it go away, she acknowledges it and lets him feel it, but then doesn't let him wallow in it when she makes him "join the dance." Then of course we see for the rest of the movie she's ride or die with him, and there's such great love that grows out of forgiveness.
@jenniferhiemstra5228
Precisely. Another key here is genuinely being contrite. Moses is clearly regretful of how he treated her, and then of course his major paradigm shift happens, but yep ALL this ❤️
@reikun86
@reikun86 2 yıl önce
She was also supposed to be his bed wench in the movie, but he felt too bad to go through with it (Plus, she escaped)
@BratzRockAngels
@BratzRockAngels 2 yıl önce
@@reikun86 I might sound really stupid for this, but what do you mean that she was meant to be his "bed wench"?
@EmilynWood
@EmilynWood 2 yıl önce
​@@BratzRockAngels You're not stupid
@reikun86
@reikun86 2 yıl önce
@@BratzRockAngels After Moses humiliates her, Ramses orders his men to clean her up and take her to Moses’ chambers to be used as a bed warmer.
@yosefbenavraham5062
I LOVE The Prince of Egypt! Easily one of my favorite movies, both as a "quasi-religious" Jew and for it's own sake as a compelling drama. In the spirit of a video involving character psychology however, though the movie took GREAT care in both respecting the source material and giving the characters incredible depth, there's one area where I felt it failed in both. They left out Moses's greatest human flaw...anger. When reading the Bible, it's clear that Moses is a man who makes rash decisions rooted in unchecked anger. Sometimes it's understandable, like when he kills the Egyptian slavedriver. That anger came from witnessing an act of brutality and injustice. While it might be too dark to show in a movie aimed at families, there is still a missing complexity in making the slavedriver's death just an accident. Even when speaking to God HIMSELF, Moses is impatient and frustrated that he is chosen for the mission to free his people. It's also worth mentioning that Moses's anger has him smash the original tablets of the Ten Commandments and order the slaughter of those who forged the Golden Calf (save for a few, who did so under coercion). According to Maimonides, this anger is what kept him from entering the Promised Land but, due to his noble deeds and enduring faith, he is allowed to see it from a mountaintop on the day of his death. While fair to mention that the movie ends almost EXACTLY at this point (and again would be FAR too dark to show in a family movie), it does dilute Moses as a complex individual. Extreme anger not only demonstrates that Moses is a flawed character, it's also what drives his story forward. While it doesn't ruin such a MARVELOUS film, it still sacrifices an element of the Exodus story that would've had great potential as a character study.
@IllusionQueen4Eva
20:48 I almost cried when he said that. I'm so happy that Jonathan agrees, because not many people agree with me on that. Out of all the people that I hate, I don't think there's one that I didn't love at some point and/or still love. The ones I have the deepest hatred for, are also the ones I have/had the deepest love for. Hatred is such a strong, intense feeling. Can't feel hate when you never cared in the first place.
@En_Gho
@En_Gho 2 yıl önce
Atheist and I absolutely loved this film. This is one of the greatest animated films of all time.
@LuvCheezi
@LuvCheezi Aylar önce
Thank you for this review. This movie means a lot to me, I'm 27 and my dad bought this movie back in Brazil when I was a toddler a long time ago when there were stores that rented dvds for a week or so... lol a long time ago. This is a very well made movie I grew up watching it many times in many different ages and after twelve when I learned english I watched it in english many times as well. Watching the movie really makes me feel comforted and brings back memories of my beautiful childhood and my young Christian parents that were together at the time and in love with Jesus,each other and our family. Good times that won't ever come back... Looking back it makes me feel grateful for them becoming born again Christians, getting married and raising a family the right way, teaching me the bible and many good things that kept me away from trouble. It is a shame this didn't go on forever, but I still got a pretty good foundation in my life that is Jesus. Thank you mom and dad you gave me everything,the most precious thing in the world. Anyways I love this movie it has a pretty special place in my heart, loved the video too. Good job guys.
@Shanelkamara-
@Shanelkamara- Yıl önce
Favourite film😆😆😆! “Just because you love someone doesn’t mean you have to have them in your life”. So true😞
@FREAKOFNATURE-mb8oo
*_Something I just found interesting is how Ramses hates Moses for all of the 3 reasons Jonathan listed_* He hates Moses because he betrayed him, He hated Moses because he is perceived as a threat to his child, And he hates Moses because he has been conditioned to hate people like him. This just blew my mind.
@ceilazel6061
@ceilazel6061 2 yıl önce
This is a really interesting insight!
@FREAKOFNATURE-mb8oo
@@ceilazel6061 thanks!
@aubreycarter7624
@aubreycarter7624 2 yıl önce
🤯🤯🤯 Wow, never thought of it like that, but that makes sense!
@merijn4440
@merijn4440 2 yıl önce
Oh damn this is good..
@elliamaris
@elliamaris 2 yıl önce
Wow I never noticed that! Genuinely mind blowing
@mhsness6168
@mhsness6168 6 aylar önce
I watched this movie yesterday, and it spoke to me in a way no movie has ever spoken to me before.
@s_o_z-dog6184
@s_o_z-dog6184 3 aylar önce
21:46 I've always heard that the true opposite of love is not hate but indifference if you love or hate someone I have to care deeply about it
@imjustmedontworry6085
1:00 As a pagan I LOVE Prince of Egypt. It’s the meaning behind it, The art, and the music. All of it combined is just so beautiful.
@laendra6217
@laendra6217 Yıl önce
Hi, I've just discovered your chanel and I'm enjoying your work. I especially want to thank you for the part about fixers (around the 10th min) because you put into words exactly what I've failed to say to my husband. I'm so happy I could show that to him and he finally understood that the fact he can't magically solve everything in my stead doesn't mean he is a failure, I just need him, his attention and his love when I'm not alright. Maybe I'm late to comment but it really means a lot to us so thank you very much. I hope you're all doing fine.
@zushi7363
@zushi7363 Yıl önce
I love this place. The amount of comfort and enlightenment this channel brings me is immeasurable. Also the comments I have never, not once read one nasty comment on any of the videos this channel posts so I just wanna say thank you to the people here for being so great.
@sophiejones3554
@sophiejones3554 2 yıl önce
“If I say it it will be written” Ramses II, in real life, lied about winning a battle that was actually a draw. So nice call out to the history geeks there.
@Dre2Dee2
@Dre2Dee2 2 yıl önce
Gaze upon my works ye mighty, and despair
@daniellemusella1594
@SophieJones "So, let it be written. So, let it be done." - Yul Brinner as Rameses, "The Ten Commandments". (2/19/2022)
@cora2192
@cora2192 Yıl önce
@@Dre2Dee2 nothing beside remains
@sr71silver
@sr71silver Yıl önce
True though it should also be remembered that the Hittites did the exact same thing when they recorded the results of that same battle.
@EgoEroTergum
@EgoEroTergum Yıl önce
Of note; I've heard that with writing and the written recording of information so new and restricted in ancient Egypt; that a lot of their magic consisted of writing a thing. To write, read, and comprehend was not a skill that the common man processed. And so it was, that in their minds; glyphs, runes, words had power - to record a thing, and have others comprehend it was to evoke it, even invoke it. That's why they carved their records in stone - it wasn't just history, it was magic. The bond between the living shapes in your mind, and the marks on the wall was spiritual - if you learned the magic, then the dead could speak to you in their own words, you could see the populous rise and fall of cities in sped or slowed time, know the yield of yesteryear's harvest down to the final grain of rye long after the counters had forgotten. So when the king says "If I say it, it will be written." - it's not just about twisting the historical record as we think of it. If the thing is written, then that is how it is - the recording of a thing shapes the reality of it. (Edit: This also applied to curses. I don't remember exactly, but an example is their euphemisms for "death". "He passed beyond the veil." or "He went down the long river." wasn't just the scribe being poetic - the word for *DEATH* wasn't a thing that sane men just casually wrote down, it could very well bring it - to you or your family if read or written.)
@honeydew8784
@honeydew8784 2 aylar önce
Hot dang this was healing. I haven't talked to my sister for about 8 years now. She has almost killed both my parents and caused the early death of my grandma. She in her mind is the victim. Always has been. She has two kids I also haven't seen in 8 years, and I am the only aunt they will ever have. I have guilt for removing her from my life because I wish I knew her kids. But she is sick. She is undiagnosed with something. I CAN'T have her in my life for my mental health, and for the safety of my family. It sucks. But this video took some of that guilt away. Thank you.
@Enby_Mystery
@Enby_Mystery Yıl önce
The talk about just because you love someone, doesn't mean you can't let them go or need them in ur life made me so teary eyed. Because I went through this, I still kinda am. Months ago, almost a year ago now I had lost someone. They were the one who cut ties with me I guess just because we weren't meant. We both were ok people. It's just we weren't ok people to eachother. It was mainly my fault we had to break ties. But moving on from that, I miss them everyday still. But that's not gonna stop. I will always miss them, but I won't always sit here missing them, wishing I don't things different. I have to let them go. I still love them. But I can love them, and still not be connected with them anymore.
@joeyjerry1586
@joeyjerry1586 2 yıl önce
My favorite animated movie. Everything from the animation to the score to the songs to the voice acting to the pacing to the characters to the story are all a perfect 12/10 for me.
@jackskellington4198
@jackskellington4198 4 aylar önce
Reminds me of how I still love my dad, but can no longer bring myself to have him in my life. I have cut off contact, but he still tries to contact me every now and then. He’s someone who’s never changed ever since I was a child. He wasn’t abusive physically, but definitely took a toll mentally and emotionally on me and my family. He thought doing the bare minimum as a parent was enough. I never developed a genuine relationship with him. He was a dad that was there physically at least, but not actually there though. Things had to always go his way. I feel the same about my grandparents too. Toxic as hell. I think I did what was best for myself. My brother doesn’t talk to him anymore either, but my sister does.
@SimplySimpleTurtle
@SimplySimpleTurtle 7 aylar önce
Well stated. I like to forgive and move forward, but I will always make my voice be known. I will speak up for myself and others. Truth must always be known never swept under. | Aside from that many have done major wrongs to me. I forgiven them yet still want nothing to do with them. Example: People who made me cry to the point I cry to Christ to take me home... to that of those who abused me... those who gang-stalked me because of a certain female from my first workplace... Those are the people I can forgive and Not want reconnection. Apart from the toxic, I met many who were decent and nice. Am grateful to them. Some from last workplace [OB] like kyle/kat/Andra/ Etc. (Those are but a few I name) Same with bookstore which was amazing, always. (except for one boss who spoke to me like child after speaking up about being autistic...)
@edenseclipse1060
@edenseclipse1060 2 yıl önce
"forgiveness means letting go of bitterness and anger and not hating somebody but you don't have to be close with people if you can't trust them" I WISH I KNEW THIS IN ELEMENTARY WHEN THE TEACHERS MADE ME FORGIVE MY BULLIES
@johnmartin4119
@johnmartin4119 2 yıl önce
An elementary school bully and someone who is legitimately toxic are two different things. Plus it’s good to teach forgiveness at a young age
@anagonzalez8972
@anagonzalez8972 2 yıl önce
@@johnmartin4119 Gaslighting.
@ianrose6218
@ianrose6218 2 yıl önce
@@johnmartin4119 That may be true in a way. However, forcing the student who's bullied to forgive the people who are hurting them only works when the bullies acknowledge that what they're doing is needlessly harmful to another person and try to meet in the middle. It's the difference between what I would call religious forgiveness and personal forgiveness. You can personally forgive someone who's bullying you by not holding on to your anger, but that decision is your own to make. Forcing someone to forgive a person when the initial effects are still being felt can create dangerous mental connections. Especially when this is done by an adult figure... it opens up to the unfortunate implication that bullies will always exist, that they're not required to get better, and that we should just put up with everything thrown in our direction by forgiving them and walking away. It's the duty of the students, parents, and teachers of young children to educate bullies on the long-lasting effects of the way they treat others. Toxic adults are often born from toxic children who were never taught that their harmful actions have real consequences. They tend to flock to others who share their views, which creates justification in their adult minds that's incredibly hard to break after it sets in. And don't even get me started on the whole "They're on the football team, so they're above reproach for their shitty behavior" attitude that was present in my schooling.
@johnmartin4119
@johnmartin4119 2 yıl önce
@@ianrose6218 agreed, but again given the age of kids in elementary school, this is usually the age where they’re supposed to learn about the nature forgiveness, the importance of it, and of course how when you’ve done something wrong that you need to sincerely apologize and work to be better so as not to repeat toxic behaviors. I’m not saying every bully in every situation deserves forgiveness but it is something that needs to be taught and practiced at a young age so children can learn the value of forgiveness and not hold onto resentment
@johnmartin4119
@johnmartin4119 2 yıl önce
@@anagonzalez8972 gaslighting and forgiveness are also two different things
@Larissa_Maciel
@Larissa_Maciel 5 aylar önce
It is a great story because it is real and there is no need to say "this is a Bible movie but it is for everyone" because the Bible is for everyone, it is about the relationship between God and us and how we wreck it but, in His Love for us, He shows the way (and does most of the work) for us to come back to Him. The Grace of God that can be drawn from the Bible is within reach of all humanity and He gave everyone the choice to embrace Him or not (Dt 11:26). May God bless you and show you the way through Jesus Christ.
@NoxAtlas
@NoxAtlas 7 aylar önce
I love that part when Jono talked about family members not being able to agree on something but still being able to be there for each other. It reminded me a lot of the discussion I had with my family. My sister is a very passionate vegan and regularly protesting for better treatment of animals in the meat and dairy industry. The rest of us all eat meat and refuse to cut it out of our diet. While we acknowledge that animals can be treated better, we don't want to live solely on a vegan diet. And we dont care for the animals on the same level as my sister does. We'll never agree on that matter. But we can discuss about things, respecting each other's opinions and even if we don't change our minds, we're still very close. If we meet for lunch, my sister always prepares her own meal separately and eats with us.
@sarah-lu7377
@sarah-lu7377 2 aylar önce
In the song the Plagues there is a lyric that hits so hard “And even now I wish that God, Had chose another Serving as your foe on his behalf, Is the last thing that I wanted” is that Moses never wanted to be the one to go against Remeses because he still loved his brother and going against a sibbling you love so dear is very hard.
@anjelica948
@anjelica948 7 aylar önce
Jono was so right when he said “Hatred comes from love.” My father was extremely abusive, but even as he hurt and terrified me, I continued to love him- until I realized that the pain of loving him, and consequently the continual pain and betrayal of being hurt by him, was too much to endure, and then I developed hate for him, as a means of protecting myself. But I definitely would not have had that magnitude of feeling for the man had I not loved him first. And for me, the saddest thing is that I have very few memories from my childhood (thanks trauma), but I do still have memories of good, seemingly loving moments with my father. But they are always tainted, overshadowed, and poisoned, with my father’s abuse. And sadly, had it not been for my eventual hatred of the man, I don’t think I would have ever broken free of him.
@yunfeikwon
@yunfeikwon 23 gün önce
As someone who has similar experience I really sympathize with your struggles. From my personal experience, I applied different coping mechanism to ease my trauma and well it kinda works so what I'm trying to say is don't ever give up to heal yourself because you're worthy to be born. And all of us deserve love and happiness, even if some of us accidentally having bad parent won't ever change that sole fact.
@seaztheday4418
@seaztheday4418 2 yıl önce
Another agnostic former-abrahamic here who LOVES this movie, especially the music.
@samanthaangelovich8507
“I think all relationships can be saved, I don’t think all relationships will be saved.” WOW
@h.r.9563
@h.r.9563 2 yıl önce
Because relationships take two and if one is unwilling to change, compromise, or aid healing... it can't work. You can't force a relationship with someone who would prefer you to be seen and not heard.
@sneakysnek572
@sneakysnek572 2 yıl önce
Exactly. Compromise and trust are the most important parts of a relationship. Both parties have to be willing to reach an agreement, or it all falls apart.
@starlegends3092
@starlegends3092 2 yıl önce
Its true
@sonicranger7861
@sonicranger7861 Yıl önce
Yep. I felt that too. It's heartbreaking, but it is so very true.
@redhood2960
@redhood2960 Yıl önce
no truer words have ever been more impact full than I think that all relationships can be saved, I don't think all relationships can be saved " I'm just speechless. because this statement hits hard very recently I got fired from my job at a Nursing home for not only destroying a coworkers fish tank but also I hacked her Facebook account and posed as her to try and apologize to her to her for my actions. as a result of my family 's bad influence in not wanting me to work there do to my family's ethnicity prejudice about my coworkers family using me and treating me like dirt, well, I dug up dirt and used it against my ex bosses daughter including a photo of the facility that she is working in my ex boss called my mother and told her that I was talking ill about her when all I was trying to do was explain to them why I am doing this. but they didn't listen, I'm letting go
@claramaul2212
@claramaul2212 Yıl önce
this video unlocked so many memories of my childhood, I remember getting the prince of egypt VHS and watching it over and over again throughout the day
@WiFiDown37811
@WiFiDown37811 7 aylar önce
I've never seen a movie as well made as The Prince of Egypt. it is objectively the best animated movie to exist. not only does it tell one of the best Bible stories, but it is so well written that even people who are not Christian love this movie. To us Christians, it's a faithful retelling of the story of Moses, a man chosen by God to free an entire country of Hebrews from the harsh slavery of Pharaoh and his Egyptians, and how they find their salvation. to _everyone,_ it's a story about two brothers who are torn apart by their beliefs. it's such a captivating story, all brought together by the absolutely stunning visuals and animation, the brilliant acting of every single person in this movie, the phenomenal musical numbers and soundtrack, the messages of forgiveness and love, as well as resentment and hate, and of course, the faithfulness to the Biblical story it is portraying. bless the hands that created this movie
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