Joseph (voiced by Ben Affleck), his father's favorite son, is sold into slavery by his jealous half-brothers. After years of struggl e, Joseph rises to be the Pharaoh's trusted adviser when his gift for interpreting dreams pays dividends.
Joseph King of Dreams
is a direct-to-video sequel advertised as "from the makers of The Prince of Egypt
", a labelling that might inspire trepidation in the viewer. Happily, the makers of Joseph
leave Moses alone and tell the tale of another Bible star, Joseph, known for his coat of many colours and a fantastic destiny. Joseph (voiced by Ben Affleck), his father's favourite son, is sold into slavery by his jealous half-brothers. After years of struggle, Joseph rises to be the Pharaoh's trusted adviser when his gift for interpreting dreams pays dividends. The 78-minute feature is rich in colour and features several strong songs ("Better Than I" is the standout) written by newcomer John Bucchino. The film's religious elements are secondary, yet its heart is in the right spot--a most agreeable stance for a wider audience. Prince
was designed as an "event" movie and suffered in the hype and marketing. With lower aims, Joseph
is a more satisfying film and even invites the unexpected: we're ready for the next "sequel". --Doug Thomas, Amazon.com
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