May 27, 2019
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about
the 2000 direct to video movie "Joseph: King of Dreams". Based on
the Bible story on Genesis, Joseph is a beloved child by his father
Jacob and his 10 older brothers are jealous of him. They get even
more jealous when Jacob gave Joseph a coat of many colors and
Joseph has prophetic dreams. Then the brothers plan on selling
Joseph as a slave in Egypt and lie to their father telling him that
he was killed by a wolf. Will Joseph make the best out of a bad
situation? Will he ever see his family again?
When the movie was released, critics panned it calling a downgrade from The Prince of Egypt and has become obscure. It's currently the only direct to video movie Dreamworks ever released. Is it an underrated gem or is it a pale comparison to the masterpiece that is Prince of Egypt?