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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Ten More Commandments?

Did anybody catch the ABC miniseries The Ten Commandments this week? Is it just me, or did they portray Moses as a sketchy, hallucinating psychopath whose so-called miracles could be explained by natural phenomena? What's up with that?

Gimme Charleton Heston any day.

UPDATE: Danny's got a great post on this.


cruisin-mom said...

I'll take the cheesy Chuck anyday. Couldn't stomach that new one. What's with the English accents?
Danny's post was great.

jewish said...

It was 10 Commandments as done by Mel Gibson but without the Bible literalism... The violence might have been okay if they explained half of it, but they chose to use the v.o. narrator so sparingly that the actions made little sense. I had high hopes, but thumbs down.

Robbie said...

I didn't like it so much - taking a little dramatic license I can understand, but there seemed to be a whole lot of it.

I thougt the British accents were hilarious - it's sad that we still associate foreign languages with British accents.

On the whole, though, I wasn't impressed. I didn't think the movie lived up to the hype. There was too much new-age thinking in there - with Moshe questioning himself so lyrically - but that's what works for drama.

Wickwire said...

I liked it when he said, "I am who I am sent me."

Sweettooth120 said...

Didn't catch the miniseries this week, but did just finished watching the original one with the kiddies tonight. They were so enthralled by it.

dilbert said...

I saw most of part one. It definitely is not a pro-Jewish production. They give Moses an Eygptian 'brother' who grew up with him and winds up being the head of the army. This guy winds up telling Pharoah to let the people go also, especially when it is clear that the plagues are bad news. When the 10th plague comes, the son of the army general dies along with all the other Eygptian first borns. So, the general comes and discusses the issue with Moses, obviously emphasizing the point that 'innocent' good people were killed in the plague, and directly questioning God's justice. Of course they dont question the rectitude of enslaving a people for 210 years.
The production was poor, special effects minimal, the acting a bit overdone. Also, too much violence. I was letting my kids watch until they showed that the reason Moses killed the Eygptian was because the Eygptian was about to rape a Jewish woman with her husband watching. Great lessons for the little ones. Quick, switch to the food network or Disney, better yet, make them clean up more chometz.