The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments, directed by Cecil DeMille ★★
I’ve never seen this movie before, even though I’ve heard much about it, so decided that it was time. In 3.5 hours with a star-studded cast, DeMille proceeds to portray the story of the Biblical Exodus. Unfortunately, he takes effort at the start of the movie to argue for the strict historicity of the movie, yet, the storyline has Hollywood written all over it, including the love affair of Moses for Nephriti and the delay in revelation to the Egyptians that Moses was actually Hebrew. The impressive visual scenes in an age before computer animation are quite notable. The rest of the movie fails. It is a movie worth watching once, but certainly not worth owning.