The researcher states that humans are, in a sense, in “bondage” or slaves to someone or something. Whether it be bills and debt; anxieties and worries; addictions and bad habits, we are in bondage such as the people in the movie “The Ten Commandments” were in bondage as slaves. To be free of the “bondage” that keeps us as “slaves”, we must make do the footwork and make changes. And as in the movie, footwork is hard and change, whether for good or for bad, is extremely scary. There must be someone or something to help lead us in making these changes and taking a step out of what keeps us in “slavery”. In reality, it might be health problems that lead one to change their lifestyle habits or a loved one telling another that, for example, the addict’s alcohol problem has to be addressed. In the movie, Moses was the one to lead the people out of Pharoah’s bondage in the order they would no longer be slaves. It was a struggle to continue on as they faced one brick wall after the other. Many complained and grumbled and it was an ordeal to keep the mass going and organized. There were times when many felt like giving up and times when they actually did give up by creating false gods to worship and refusing to continue on. The work was excruciating, the faith swayed, and the end of the tunnel was hard to see. There were so many emotions as so much was going on during this time. Like the characters of the movie, in reality, we
complain and grumble as we go through the changes and face the obstacles that come our way in taking the necessary steps to be free of what keeps us in "bondage". These are the reasons why the movie was one of the biggest income-generating films and is still being watched today. People from all cultures can relate in one way or another. The movie is still being viewed because its topics (which have been mentioned in this writing) are issues that still affect us today. The researcher believes that it would be hard for one who does not believe in the Bible and the story of Moses to fully grasp the concept of this movie, not only because of their beliefs but because of the lack of technology at the time. A movie has to be limited as it cannot last forever and all must be smashed into 1.5 to 2.0 hours. Therefore, it was one drama after the other and one miracle after the other. With the lack of technology in making the scenes more "real" and the time frame of one event after the other happening, the researcher believes that it would be hard for many to fully grasp the message and concept of the movie.