It's not very often that we get the opportunity of seeing on DVD the actual stage performance of a musical - they are either turned into big-screen movies (Like Moulin Rouge or Chicago), or simply recorded as concerts (Like Les Miserables). So, to view the actual stage show was a real treat for me. The music isn't too gripping (as for example opposed to Hero! the Rock Opera), but it is well performed, the lyrics are moving and I think the special effects are excellently ballanced - not too flashy, not too out-of-date. Very proper for a stage show.
Val Kilmer is excellent as Moses, as are all the other leading parts, and the dancers. Of course, I was curious to see Adam Lambert performing.
As to the largely discussed golden calf scene, yes, it is a bit overdone, but when you think of it, it was way more overdone in reality and if you feel uncomfortable watching this, try to imagine how did God feel watching the real thing... Well, OK, maybe not appropriate for young kids, but then again, I don't think a youg child would appreciate the whole musical either. I think it is aimed at a more grown-up audience.
Overall, I like the musical and have already recommended this dvd to my friends.
This was awful.it took me three tries to get through it ; and I love musicals. The songs were fair at besto was glad that I hadn't paid full price for it. It did not hold my attention. The costumes were not appropriate for the time period
This musical was awesome. It brought out alot of emotions while viewing. And the actors/actresses were amazing. They of course had some creative licensing to lend to the production of this musical, but it was very well put together. The singers were awesome. The scenes of the golden calf and sexual sins were dragged out a little long, and I wouldn't want my young children to view that part, but it was a very memorable musical. I'm not a big Val Kilmer fan, but I really liked his work in this film. This musical touched my heart so much so, that I've been giving it as gifts to other Christian families. My women's study group watched it as well. Some liked it, some didn't. I have touted this movie and would recommend it.