Gods of Egypt
Release year: 2016
Director: Alex Proyas
Screenwriter: Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless
Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler, Courtney Eaton, Elodie Young, Bryan Browne, Geoffrey Rush
In an alternative universe, the ancient gods of Egypt exists on earth humans. When Set (Gerard Butler) defies his father (Bryan Brown) and steals the throne from his brother Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldua) a new and worse time has started for the people of Egypt. With the help of human hero Bek (Brenton Thwaites), seeking to safe the love of his life (Courtney Young), Horus tries to take back the power.
Gods of Egypt is one of those unfortunate movies, where the production team seems to have spent so much effort making it look good that they forgot to take care of the story and acting. Spectacular scenery and glimmering gold can not hide the stiff acting and poor dialogue of this bedazzling mess. The movie is more inspired by than based on Egyptian mythology and the different gods do make for entertaining characters but it sometimes feels like there is a disagreement among the cast about which kind of movie they are in. But it does look good.
This film is based on the Egyptian myth “The Contendings of Horus and Set”, in which Set and Horus battled for the rule of Egypt.
Picture copyrights: NF Film