He wore a royal coat given to him by father Jacob, his creative water channeling mechanism proved a worthiness above his eleven other irresponsible brothers, and years later, his whole life experience benefited the entire world. Whilst watching Joseph’s account retold in DreamWorks’ Joseph: King of Dreams, a great delicate spirit divulges itself by the entire crew’s tremendous hearts. If you feel thrown beneath unfair circumstances, this story applies to you. If you distrust past events, this story applies to you. If air helps you survive, this story applies to you.
The Genesis story written by Moses continually influences all people today, mainly because of its reminders amongst trials, so much so that Broadway also took liberties in adapting it (which was how I first learned about the story). Now, thanks to passionate DreamWorks storytellers, an inspirational variation captures Moses’ letter in its intentional spirit. However, the feature’s typical Sunday School atmosphere may not quite appeal to most parents in its rather bland, sappy aura. There are very few female characters, since the focus aims on Joseph, meaning some little girls’ attention spans might also be shut away, despite clear efforts in fleshing out Joseph’s eventual wife.
Although after Joseph gets sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, the hand drawn work’s rhythmic performances appear moved by Yahweh. Each divine set piece resembles a grand peek inside the historical establishment to virtually help viewers touch Joseph’s miserable doom, completed once he is forced to put on Egyptian makeup before doing forceful labor underneath Pharaoh’s ungrateful captain of the guard, Potiphar. It lets Joseph show a contrast against his master’s lack of closeness to God, even though the evocative memories about his brothers should logically make him a lot less grateful.
Joseph’s despair continues moving your emotions throughout his time in prison for a rape crime he never committed. Besides attempts to dress up the cell with stone-cold rats, the excessive family-friendly nature still holds back true depth; other men in prison speak little about sincere spiritual conditions—their exact thoughts come out minus any subtext. Such an approach is fine to give kids a general idea, yet parents need something a little more applicable. Hopeful spirits at least rise the minute Joseph uses God’s gift to interpret his fellow prisoners’ dreams in their controlling confinement; any visuals carried on ahead present clever details about God’s promise.
Digital effects gleam the linings along Joseph’s coat under daylight, a motif kept consistent in remembering joyful old Canaan. Many other noticeable elements, particularly an early vision of his breathed in Vincent van Gogh’s distinct style, allow a glance through the King of Dreams’ eyes. Later, Egyptian murals illustrate Pharaoh’s dream interpretation to immortalize Joseph’s historical impact. In the period he joins Egyptian royalty to save them from starvation, sunflower imagery keeps mother Rachel’s love in hindsight amidst prominent sunlight.
Except the special effects used to support these visuals look poor by today’s standard, predominantly in Pharaoh’s crucial dreams illustrated by CGI resembling mid-90s quality. But alongside each weak visual, a dozen lovely ones brighten the mood despite the famine following Egypt’s seven years of plentiful harvest. Directors Rob LaDuca and Robert C. Ramirez both possess plenty of experience on other direct-to-video features, and here, one would think they were both experts in theatrical releases.
Every Christian message taught in Joseph: King of Dreams flood your soul, particularly in when the beautiful tune, “You Know Better Than I,” plays as Joseph thinks back to the trials God placed him in as he nurses a hurt plant until it grows full of green leaves. When watching this movie for the first time, that scene spoke deeply to me. Having autism, friendships have always been a challenge, then God brought in friends who treated me like anyone else and helped me to feel included. While it took me a good long time to find the friends I need, I chose not to end everything: God continues to bless me today with the people he brings my way that I shared an iron-sharpening-iron type of relationship with. All I had to do was exploit what He already gave me, just like what Joseph did in that cell.
As for you: If you want a current broken predicament to change: God has a plan to piece unpleasantry back together. It may not make sense what that is right now, but much later into your life if you did what the Lord commands you, looking back, I guarantee you’ll see so much more than God answering your prayers and fulfilling His promises: the entire world beyond just you will have benefited from your faithfulness. Simply proclaim Him as your Lord and savior, start living for Him today, and know that whatever happens, He knows better than you or I!
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Disney em pt-pt. “Joseph: King of Dreams - Bloom (Eu Portuguese).” Digital image. YouTube. 24 Jul 2016. Web. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vC4-857U9o>.