This is a review of the movie The Ten Commandments.
I love Charlton Heston in movies. Even towards the end of his career he could bring a presence to the screen that very few actors could match. He brought the same presence to The Ten Commandments, the Cecil B. DeMille mega picture from 1956.
We’re spoiled today with all the special effects that instantly transport us to another time and place. In 1956 this wasn’t an easy goal, but they made it happen. The cast alone features:
- Charlton Heston
- Yul Brynner
- Edward J. Robinson
- Vincent Price
- John Carradine
- Robert Vaughn
- Herb Alpert
The Ten Commandments covers the story of Moses from his birth, abandonment, adoption, adult life and then leader of the Jewish folks. It is an epic movie that is enjoyable for everyone and the whole family.
The story moves along at a great pace and you’re never really out of it. There are three scenes that capture the essence of the movie:
1) Moses Red Sea: The scene that the movie is known for, which is the parting of the Red Sea. It is a tremendous visual scene from a time when computers were in their infancy.
2) River Turns to Blood: Moses turns the river to blood to show the power of God.
3) Moses Meets Mom: Ok, he meets his real Mom and not the woman that found him.
If you’re looking for a good, solid movie to enjoy on a weekend you cannot go wrong with The Ten Commandments.