This thread was prompted by the current Disney songs thread, because while I’m not one of those people who retained a love (or even a tolerance) for Disney movies past a certain age, I absolutely love, to this day, Dreamworks’ The Prince of Egypt. It just strikes me as a real cut above, like a movie that really had a lot of care and passion poured into it. I’m guessing it’s really in a different league than most Disney movies, because it has a sense of urgency, high dramatic tension, and dark undertones that they don’t have (except maybe the Hunchback of Notre Dame-- all I remember about that one is that it seemed really menacing for Disney). The music is fantastic. It employs a ton of repeating motifs, which I love, personally, and in my opinion “The Plagues” is almost comparable to West Side Story’s “Tonight Quintet” in sheer exhilarating climacticness. All the extraneous Whitney Houston and Boyz II Men stuff at the end of the soundtrack is kind of silly and dated, but those songs don’t really count. Sure, the movie can be a little hammy, but the scope of the movie is so grand and there are enough moments of levity that it’s forgivable.
Any other fans?