Gods Of Egypt

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Look on Gods of Egypt, ye filmgoers, and despair! Nothing beside remains. Round the decay of this colossal wreck, boundless and bare. The lone and level sands stretch far away. (Apologies to Shelley.)



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In this spectacular action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek [Brenton Thwaites] undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus [Nikolaj Coster-Waldau] in an unlikely alliance against Set [Gerard Butler], the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the epic final confrontation.

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Paula Arundell
as Fussy Older Maidservant
Alia Seror-O'Neill
as First Young Maidservant
Emily Wheaton
as Second Younger Maidservant
Emma Booth
as Nephthys
Ian Roberts
as Urshu Guard 1
Matt Ruscic
as Urshu Guard 2
Elvis Sinosic
as Urshu Guard 3
Danny Mifsud
as Urshu Guard 4
Yaya Deng
as Astarte
Markus Hamilton
as Set's Mortal General
Bruce Spence
as Head Judge
Tiriel Mora
as Rich Man
Robyn Nevin
as Shanifa
Marisa Lamonica
as Heliopolis survivor
Keala Pringley
as Female Child
Linsday Farris
as Older Bek Voice
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  • Feb 01, 2017
    Just avoid, like a biblical plague.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 10, 2016
    Yes, yes, the whitewashing in this movie is about as egregious as I've ever seen in any film in recent memory. Though it's not nearly as bad as it was in The Impossible, a fact-based story about a Mexican family surviving the horrible 2004 earthquake/tsunami that hit the Indian ocean. The Impossible's director, a Hispanic man, justified the whitewashing by saying that he wanted the story to be as universal as possible. So, apparently, audiences are not able to relate to a Mexican family as much as they are able to relate to a white family. That whitewashing was considerably worse than this film, but I'm not saying that it isn't present. The fact of the matter is that, realistically speaking, the movie not accurately representing the ethnicity of the Egyptian people should be the least of our worries. I've always found that Egyptian, Norse and Greek mythology are pretty much ripe with material for movies. Like that mythos goes so deep and covers so many things that I'm honestly disappointed that no one has really managed to tell an actually interesting story with these characters. I mean I'm sure there are and I just can't remember, but usually you see these action-adventure movies that are obviously made for the thrills and the entertainment factor. And there's nothing wrong with that, there's obviously a lot of things you can do with these characters in you fashion these movies as a summer entertainment. But, if I'm being honest, this movie just isn't very good. I remember both Clash and Wrath of the Titans and those movies were entertaining because, really, they were very simple. This movie, on the other hand, is anything but despite actually attempting to be a simple story of revenge after Horus, having had his eyes taken by Set, which gave him his power, sets on a journey to avenge the deaths of his parents and every other god by killing Set and taking back his throne. He does this with the help of a mortal, who's trying to revive his beloved who's on her way to the gates of the underworld, where she has to present something of value to gain entrance. That's the overall basic plot of the film, but there's various more elements at play here that complicate things further. I'm not even gonna bother to get into them, because then this review will never end. If I'm being honest, the film is obviously no good, I have already mentioned that, but part of me did get some enjoyment from this as a B-movie, sort of like the original Clash of the Titans, which was a camp masterpiece. I can't say that this is as camp as that one, though, but it's an enjoyable movie if you just enjoy it as a goofy, silly movie. I'm still not gonna give it a good score, but if you set your mind on it being something to laugh at as opposed to enjoy as an actual summer blockbuster with good acting, writing and special effects. The acting is honestly a little bit dull and inconsistent and this movie has some fairly talented actors. Chadwick Boseman, as the arrogant and narcissist Thoth, the god of wisdom, was the only one who consistently entertained me. Sadly, though, he wasn't around as much as I would have liked. The special effects, however, are just absolutely dreadful. Both Horus and Set can turn into these mechanical creatures and the transitions from special effects to live-action are awful. They literally put no effort into how these transitions look. You'll just have to see them to believe them. That's all I really have to say. It goes without saying that this isn't a good movie, you shouldn't go in expecting a good movie, but that doesn't mean you can't get something out of this if you go into with the right state of mind. I can't recommend it, but if you have a streaming service that has this, it's a fine enough watch for 2 hours.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Oct 28, 2016
    A painfully bad mess of a tale. No wonder the gods were driven from Egypt long ago.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 30, 2016
    Gods of Egypt never really had a chance. The acting is awful, even seasoned actors Gerard Butler and Geoffrey Rush ham it up with incredibly cheesy performances. And the story is painfully predictable and formulaic. But the worst part is the atrociously bad CGI, which looks like something out of a video game. Some of the action scenes are entertaining, but Gods of Egypt is a total trainwreck.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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