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when_CS
casting_NN
the_DT
key_JJ
part_NN
of_IN
the_DT
voice_NN
of_IN
moses_NP
,_,
most_DT
people_NN
's_POS
first_OD
candidate_NN
would_MD
probably_RB
not_XNOT
be_BE
the_DT
controversial_JJ
actor_NN
val_NP
kilmer_NN
(_(
the_DT
saint_NN
and_CC
the_DT
island_NN
of_IN
dr_NN
._.
moreau_NN
)_)
,_,
but_CC
he_PP
was_BEDZ
dreamworks_NNS
's_NNS
choice_NN
in_IN
their_PP$
first_OD
traditionally_RB
animated_JJ
movie_NN
,_,
the_DT
prince_NN
of_IN
egypt_NP
._.
the_DT
selection_NN
of_IN
kilmer_NN
proved_VBN
to_IN
be_BE
a_DT
wise_JJ
one_CD
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
biggest_JJS
risk_NN
dreamworks_NNS
took_VBD
wasn't_BEDZ
in_IN
the_DT
casting_NN
department_NN
._.
the_DT
radical_JJ
departure_NN
was_BEDZ
that_DT
they_PP
decided_VBD
to_IN
use_NN
the_DT
medium_NN
of_IN
animation_NN
to_IN
make_VB
a_NP
biblical_JJ
epic_NN
,_,
a_DT
la_NP
cecil_NP
b_NN
._.
demille_NP
,_,
to_IN
move_NN
our_PP$
hearts_NNS
and_CC
minds_NNS
rather_RB
than_CS
to_IN
tickle_VB
our_PP$
funny_JJ
bones_NNS
._.
in_IN
the_DT
press_NN
kit_NN
producer_NN
penney_NN
cox_NP
says_VBZ
that_CS
they_PP
wanted_VBD
to_IN
make_NN
a_DT
film_NN
for_IN
adults_NNS
based_VBN
on_IN
sophisticated_JJ
themes_NNS
but_CC
one_CD
that_CS
did_DOD
not_XNOT
exclude_VB
children_NNS
._.
animated_JJ
movies_NNS
for_IN
adults_NNS
that_CS
are_BER
appropriate_JJ
for_IN
kids_NNS
and_CC
that_DT
are_BER
not_XNOT
comedies_NNS
,_,
now_RB
that_CS
is_BEZ
something_PN
fresh_JJ
._.
let_VB
me_PP
admit_VB
up-front_NP
that_CS
i_PP
was_BEDZ
quite_RB
skeptical_JJ
as_CS
to_TO
whether_CS
dreamworks_NNS
could_MD
pull_VB
it_PP
off_RP
._.
dreamworks_NNS
's_POS
antz_???
seemed_VBD
to_IN
be_BE
a_DT
movie_NN
not_XNOT
quite_RB
appropriate_JJ
for_IN
any_DT
age_NN
group_NN
._.
the_DT
prince_NN
of_IN
egypt_NP
may_MD
be_BE
harder_RBR
to_IN
market_NN
than_CS
antz_???
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
is_BEZ
much_DT
more_DT
satisfying_JJ
._.
like_IN
antz_???
and_CC
unlike_JJ
the_DT
more_DT
modest_JJ
casting_NN
of_IN
pixar_???
's_NNS
a_DT
bug_NN
's_POS
life_NN
,_,
the_DT
prince_NN
of_IN
egpyt_???
has_HVZ
half_NN
of_IN
hollywood_NP
doing_DOG
the_DT
voices_NNS
._.
danny_NP
glover_RB
is_BEZ
the_DT
voice_NN
of_IN
jethro_???
,_,
jeff_NP
goldblum_NN
of_IN
aaron_NP
,_,
steve_NP
martin_NP
of_IN
hotep_NP
,_,
helen_NP
mirren_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
queen_NN
,_,
michelle_NP
pfeiffer_NN
of_IN
tzipporah_NN
,_,
martin_NP
short_JJ
of_IN
huy_???
and_CC
patrick_NP
stewart_NP
of_IN
seti_NP
._.
you_PP
can_MD
figure_VB
out_RP
for_IN
yourself_PPX
who_WP
does_DOZ
the_DT
voice_NN
of_IN
god_NP
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
weakest_JJS
in_IN
the_DT
story_NN
department_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
a_DT
cliff_NN
's_POS
notes_NNS
version_NN
of_IN
demille_NP
's_POS
the_DT
ten_CD
commandments_NNS
._.
the_DT
script_NN
by_IN
kelly_NP
asbury_NN
and_CC
lorna_NP
cook_NP
has_HVZ
an_DT
obsession_NN
with_IN
touching_VBG
briefly_RB
on_IN
every_DT
classic_JJ
event_NN
in_IN
moses_NP
's_POS
life_NN
._.
demille_NP
took_VBD
over_IN
three_CD
and_CC
a_DT
half_NN
hours_NNS
in_IN
order_NN
to_IN
do_DO
it_NN
justice_NN
._.
at_IN
less_DT
than_CS
half_PDT
of_IN
that_DT
,_,
the_DT
prince_NN
of_IN
egypt_NP
rushes_NNS
through_IN
so_RB
much_DT
material_NN
that_CS
it_PP
doesn't_DOZ
establish_VB
sufficient_JJ
depth_NN
for_IN
us_NP
to_IN
bond_NN
with_IN
the_DT
characters_NNS
._.
we_PP
meet_VB
moses_NP
when_CS
the_DT
queen_NN
finds_VBZ
him_PP
floating_JJ
in_IN
his_PP$
little_JJ
basket_NN
._.
we_PP
watch_VB
him_PP
grow_VB
up_RP
and_CC
become_VB
best_RBS
bud_NN
and_CC
a_DT
chariot_NN
racing_VBG
partner_NN
to_IN
ramses_NNS
(_(
ralph_NP
fiennes_NNS
)_)
,_,
the_DT
future_NN
pharaoh_NN
._.
moses_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
free_JJ
spirit_NN
and_CC
a_DT
practical_JJ
joker_NN
until_CS
he_PP
finds_VBZ
out_RP
his_PP$
true_JJ
identity_NN
as_IN
a_DT
jew_NN
._.
(_)
"_"
all_RB
i've_???
ever_RB
known_VBN
to_IN
be_BE
true_JJ
is_BEZ
a_DT
lie_NN
,_,
"_"
moses_NP
complains_VBZ
._.
)_)
after_IN
finding_VBG
out_RP
his_PP$
real_JJ
identity_NN
,_,
he_PP
sees_VBZ
for_IN
the_DT
first_OD
time_NN
the_DT
oppression_NN
of_IN
the_DT
jewish_JJ
slaves_NNS
that_CS
are_BER
all_PDT
around_IN
him_PP
._.
after_IN
leaving_VBG
egypt_NP
,_,
moses_NP
comes_VBZ
back_RP
to_IN
ask_NN
ramses_NNS
to_IN
let_VB
moses_NP
's_POS
people_NN
go_VB
._.
this_DT
leads_VBZ
to_IN
the_DT
classic_JJ
scene_NN
of_IN
the_DT
parting_NN
of_IN
the_DT
red_JJ
sea_NN
,_,
which_WDT
is_BEZ
one_CD
of_IN
many_DT
places_NNS
where_CS
computers_NNS
were_BED
used_VBN
to_IN
enhance_VB
the_DT
traditionally_RB
hand-drawn_VBN
animation_NN
of_IN
the_DT
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
production_NN
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
the_DT
absolutely_RB
stunning_JJ
visuals_NNS
that_CS
make_VB
the_DT
movie_NN
so_RB
compelling_JJ
._.
drawn_VBN
with_IN
a_DT
rich_JJ
palette_NN
of_IN
luxurious_JJ
roses_NNS
,_,
blues_NNS
and_CC
golds_NNS
,_,
the_DT
picture_NN
looks_VBZ
sumptuous_JJ
from_IN
its_PP$
first_OD
frame_NN
to_IN
its_PP$
last_OD
._.
the_DT
construction_NN
of_IN
the_DT
temple_NN
is_BEZ
shown_VBN
in_IN
blowing_VBG
dust_NN
,_,
and_CC
other_JJ
scenes_NNS
are_BER
shot_VBN
with_IN
the_DT
glow_NN
of_IN
a_DT
rising_JJ
sun_NN
._.
the_DT
most_DT
original_JJ
visual_JJ
sequence_NN
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
occurs_VBZ
during_IN
a_DT
dream_NN
moses_NP
has_HVZ
._.
done_DON
with_IN
an_DT
explicit_JJ
two-dimensional_JJ
look_NN
,_,
the_DT
colorful_JJ
images_NNS
painted_VBN
on_IN
the_DT
temple_NN
walls_NNS
come_VB
to_IN
life_NN
to_IN
tell_VB
their_PP$
own_DT
animated_JJ
story_NN
._.
even_RB
though_CS
it_PP
has_HVZ
its_PP$
weaknesses_NNS
,_,
the_DT
prince_NN
of_IN
egypt_NP
is_BEZ
a_DT
noble_JJ
attempt_NN
to_IN
carve_VB
out_RP
a_DT
new_JJ
genre_NN
--_???
serious_JJ
animated_JJ
movies_NNS
for_IN
adults_NNS
that_CS
are_BER
acceptable_JJ
for_IN
the_DT
entire_JJ
family_NN
._.
this_DT
awe-inspiring_NN
movie_NN
deserves_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
seen_VBN
._.
the_DT
prince_NN
of_IN
egypt_NP
runs_VBZ
about_IN
30_CD
:_:
30_CD
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
rated_VBN
pg_NP
for_IN
thematic_JJ
elements_NNS
and_CC
would_MD
be_BE
fine_JJ
for_IN
the_DT
whole_JJ
family_NN
._.
how_WRB
old_JJ
a_DT
kid_NN
would_MD
need_VB
to_IN
be_BE
to_TO
be_BE
interested_JJ
depends_VBZ
on_IN
the_DT
child_NN
,_,
but_CC
those_DT
over_IN
8_CD
will_MD
probably_RB
like_VB
it_PP
._.