When Joseph receives a beautiful coat from his parents, his eleven brothers hate him even more and are driven to sell him to desert merchants who take him to Egypt! There he is made the servant of a wealthy Egyptian who misunderstands him and has him thrown into prison! He shows his God-given gift by interpreting the dreams of two other prisoners. Eventually, the Pharaoh begins to be plagued by dreams and sends for Joseph, who interprets them and saves Egypt in the process. He is made second in command to Pharaoh, and has most of Egypts grain stored. Eventually his brothers arrive in Egypt to buy food because of famine, and he must forgive them. Then the dreams that had angered his brothers were in reality prophecies that had come from God.
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This is not "The Prince of Egypt," so you need to separate that film from this one. It's a totally different story, and follows Joseph, the son of Jacob, as he's given preferential treatment by his father, who is so proud that he is the first born to his wife, Rachel. Then there are the dreams which he receives, with his brothers bowing in obeisance to him, and then the action sets in, and he's sold into slavery into Egypt.This is a fine re-telling of this Biblical story, and as has been noted previously, the animation and the songs are rich and fulfilling. Joseph rises to power in Egypt, after being falsely accused by Potiphar's wife, and while in prison, he continues to remain faithful to God.The resolution of this, naturally, is when the famine hits Canaan, Jacob sends all his sons to Egypt, except is youngest son, and by this time Joseph has risen to be the #2 man in Egypt. His appearance has changed, but his memories are vivid, and when he finally "shows" himself to his brothers, it brings tears to the eyes.A magnificent film, and highly recommended!!
This review is from: Joseph - King of Dreams (DVD) My entire family enjoys watching this movie. The story, the songs, the colors, the animation - all of it is excellent. We don't regret buying it. If you want a movie that will inspire your children and teach them the importance of forgiveness, this is the one!
I think this movie is exactly what it set out to be...a direct to DVD release with mediocre animation to capitalize on the "Bible story" kick of current times. And to the people that have reviewed this movie...please get your facts straight before typing things in here...it only makes you seem quick to judge, before knowing what you are talking about. The number one complaint...Ben Affleck was only the "speaking" voice of Joseph...not the "singing" voice. David Campbell was the "singing" voice of Joseph.
This review is from: Prince of Egypt & Joseph: King of Dreams (Double Feature) (DVD) This is a great value because I bought it just for Prince of Egypt, which is well worth the price alone, so getting another movie is just bonus.
I turned this movie on for my children to watch for the first time, and I unintentionally sat and watched the entire movie. It is a wonderful movie.
This review is from: Prince of Egypt & Joseph: King of Dreams (Double Feature) (DVD) As a Jewish educator I am always intrigued by films about stories in the Torah. These movies are engaging and depict the main ideas from the narratives. Someone looking for 100% accuracy will not be happy, but as a supplement to learning the text and/or celebrating Passover, it is a useful tool.
This is Dreamworks' 2nd attempt at an animated movie based on a Biblicalstory (note the word "based"...plenty of artistic liberty is taken). Thoughit can't hold a candle to "Prince of Egypt", it is a fair attempt and apleasant movie to watch.The animation doesn't seem to be top notch (or at least as well asDreamworks demonstrated in PoE), but it was easy to get used to. The songswere not particularly memorable (ie: I couldn't tell you more than a line oflyrics used), but I can't really complain because the music was very niceand the singing was good. Not enough to blow me away, but a pleasantbackground to the story.Perhaps what I liked best were the characters themselves. Afterexperiencing Andrew Lloyd Webber's take on the Joseph story, I was eager tosee how someone would take it seriously. I found that the movie made Josephto be a rounded character. I mean, he had character flaws! Good for him! The brother's sudden change (well, I guess there were 20 years...) wasn'tbothersome, and I thought Potiphar was particularly well done. Asenath wasa nice addition as well.Overall, a nice way to get kids to enjoy the story. A good execution of thestory, which did make me care about the characters. Okay animation andmusic. 7.5 out of 10.
This movie is very accurate. I have notice that a lot of people are saying that the scene where Potiphar's wife makes a pass at Joseph is not suitable for children. This is a bibically based movie. You can not change God's Word. I would just suggest that these people do not let children watch this movie and pray that the Lord would give you wisdom in what to say to your children. He will guide you in the right direction. I have a 4 year old and a 6 year old. They both love the movie
This review is from: Joseph - King of Dreams (DVD) Joseph King of Dreams is a PREQUEL to Prince of Egypt NOT a sequel. A quick little historical timeline: It would be from Adam/Eve to Noah/Ark...then much later to Abraham then to Isaac then to Jacob (who was later named Israel) then to his 12 kids -as in the 12 tribes of Israel, one of whom of course is Joseph our dreamer boy...then they all settled in Egypt, then around 300-400 yrs later you get Mr. Moses a.k.a. your "Prince of Egypt". Joseph here, is actually the same Joseph whose corpse they carried off with them when they all left Egypt for the Promised Land led by Moses. Maybe they can do Joshua next (now that would be a sequel). For more accurate information, refer to a bible under "Exodus". It's a nice video, all the same...
I was not expecting this movie to be as good as Prince of Egypt, but like the first review that I read, I think it is as good if not better than Prince of Egypt. The picture is vibrant and wonderful, the story is as close to the true story as possible, and the songs are absolutely WONDERFUL. My children loves this movie. It is a great story about forgiveness, love, and faith. I was suprised to find that Ben Affleck was the voice for Joseph. Although he is not my favorite actor he does a WONDERFUL job as the voice of Joseph. Much better than Matt Damon as the voice in Dreamworks movie "Spirit". Buy this movie, you will not be disappointed and your family will love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish they had done more advertising for this movie and it had received more attention. It deserves it. I hope that Dreamworks does more films like this of the stories in the Bible!
This review is from: Joseph - King of Dreams (DVD) I just LOVE this movie! Dreamworks did a PERFECT job! It's not to long for the kids but just right for us adults. Steven if u read this please keep doing these Bible stories, do 1 once a year. There is so much trash coming out of the industry and we need good non-violent filming like this in circulation.
This review is from: Prince of Egypt & Joseph: King of Dreams (Double Feature) (DVD) My daughter and I have loved these movies forever !!Incredibly beautiful lyrics and music, stylised animation, very atmospheric...lovely stories, and they are told as stories...no preaching, just heartfelt messages...suitable for all ages, creeds and so on.
While this was in production, I was under the impression that: a.) It wasasequel to "Prince of Egypt" and b.) It would be released theatrically.Well, both of those assumptions were wrong. Aside from the animationstyle,setting, and biblical underlinings, this movie really has nothing to dowith"The Prince of Egypt". There are no returning characters or plot threads.The animation is good for direct-to-video but pales in comparison to "ThePrince of Egypt". Ben Affleck is surprisingly good as Joseph, and, asalways, Mark Hamill steals the show as Judah. The story remains prettyfaithful to the original story, sans a few exceptions (just like "ThePrinceof Egypt"). The one main reservation I have with this movie isn't thestorychanges though (I could care less), but the running time. The movieclocksin at a measly 74 minutes (69, if you don't count the credits).Truthfully,I enjoyed the storytelling and voice acting so much, that I wanted atleast20 more minutes. Whether the story could sustain itself for that muchlonger, I don't know, but I hope to think it could have. Also, the songswere very weak compared to those in the very similar live-action "Josephandthe Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". But, then again, it's hard to live upto those. All in all, I enjoyed this movie a lot, and would recommend ittofans of "The Prince of Egypt" and "Joseph and the Amazing TechnicolorDreamcoat", and animation fans in general.
I wondered if a family oriented movie, Joseph - King of Dreams that also had a pro religious theme could come out of Dreamworks. Like wouldn't you be suspicious if the present day Disney management did a pro-religious movie? But, J-KOD the cartoon movie is not bad. Certainly i think they made a worthy movie. Only thing is that my kids didn't like it as much as I did. Given the choice, they preferred Joseph and TTDC starring Donnie based on the long running play. And they prefer this version, not because Dreamworks dropped the ball, but because the music is just awesome by comparison.Check out the cartoon version by dreamwokrs as a rental. then checkout the movie based on the play.
We bought this film in a two-pack with PoE and find ourselves watchingKing of Dreams much more than PoE. I personally find that: 1) The story is incredibly satisfying emotionally. Joseph's story ofcommitment to God in the face of such challenges and especially hisstruggle to forgive his brothers is something that I think everyone canrelate to.2) The acting is top notch. They didn't near as many high powered starsas PoE, but apparently Ben Affleck and Mark Hamil decided that theycouldn't coast through this and put in super performances.3) The music is less "soundtracky" and more singable. I 2 years later,I still can't get "You know better than I" out of my head.4) The animation, sigh, is not quite as ambitious as PoE, but isdefinitely sufficient to tell the story. I didn't notice any letdownuntil I read a previous poster's comment about a lack of animation onthe level of the Red Sea parting or burning bush PoE scenes, andthey're right. But I didn't miss them. Go hang your PS3 screenshots ina museum -- I'll stick to my awesome Wii gameplay.
I was a little cautious about "Joseph" at first, because "Prince of Egypt" had strayed so far from the Biblical story, but "Joseph" does not! It is a well-crafted story that is faithful to the Biblical account. The animation is as good as "Prince of Egypt" as well. The songs were fitting to the story though none were especially memorable. We are very satisfied with this purchase and feel very comfortable having this in our family "library" of movies. Enjoy!
I watched this video mindful of the strong expectations I had after The Prince of Egypt and also the strong influence the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat had on me. After these 2, I expected a bit more from Joseph : King of Dreams, but this was still an excellent movie! The story is slightly altered from actual biblical viewpoint, but is true to the most important points. Being an artist myself, it was the art that first captured me in The Prince, and it remains true in Joseph. The music is also wonderful, not quite so powerful as The Prince, but overall excellant, especially Better Than I, which hits home so much. I would recommend this movie to all Christians and even those who are just curious about the Christian faith. It will certainly give you a good interpretation of one of the best-known stories out of the Bible. ENJOY!
This movie really showed us what God can do for us and that we can have gifts just like joseph had. I thought though in the movie it was really wrong for his brothers to do that to him but Jacob was wrong for playing favoritetism. I like the parts where him and the girl are flirting and then they get married. I also like the end where he sees his father coming for him. i think though that they need to have the same voices playing for talking and singing. the anamation was good but wish it were like the price of egypt"that movie rules to!!!!!!"
you have to see this religus musical movie! it has so much meaning if you listen to the words very crefully. well, i couldn't stop watching it!
_Prince of Egypt_ is a hard act to follow, and _Joeseph_ suffers in comparison -- especially in the music department. That said, I still think _Joeseph_ is a fine film; well worth the time and money you'll put into it. If DreamWorks continues to produce these Biblical epics (and I hope they do) I'll continue to buy them up sight unseen.