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Gods of Egypt (2016)

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Mortal hero Bek teams with the god Horus in an alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict.

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Alex Proyas
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenton Thwaites ... Bek
John Samaha ... Vendor
Courtney Eaton ... Zaya
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Horus
Paula Arundell Paula Arundell ... Fussy Older Maidservant
Alia Seror-O'Neill ... First Young Maidservant
Emily Wheaton ... Second Younger Maidservant
Elodie Yung ... Hathor
Rachael Blake ... Isis
Bryan Brown ... Osiris
Michael-Anthony Taylor ... Priest
Emma Booth ... Nephthys
Felix Williamson ... Nobleman
Chadwick Boseman ... Thoth
Gerard Butler ... Set
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Storyline

Set, the merciless god of darkness, has taken over the throne of Egypt and plunged the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Few dare to rebel against him. A young thief, whose love was taken captive by the god, seeks to dethrone and defeat Set with the aid of the powerful god Horus. Written by James Pasier

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All of Heaven is at war See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for fantasy violence and action, and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The official mobile game is created by Dutch developer Sticky Studios and published by Lionsgate. The game features locations and characters from the film. See more »

Goofs

It is never explained how Hathor came to be constantly chased by demons. She mentions being tempted by them, but no other information is ever provided. See more »

Quotes

Ra: [to Horus] I do not approve of Set's rule. But I doubt yours would be much better.
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Crazy Credits

The Summit Entertainment logo is shaded red, and briefly takes the form of Egyptian pyramids. See more »


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Sugar (Jagz Kooner Remix)
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Performed by Ladytron
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When the gods walked among mankind...
15 August 2016 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Already from the trailer alone, you know that this is going to be a special effects movie. And with that in mind, you might already be setting yourself up for a movie that doesn't really require much thinking from you as an audience.

Well, that is partially true actually. The movie is a spectacular display of visual effects, both in CGI and props. And these dazzling effects do carry the movie a great long way, I will say that much. And the story, while it is simplistic, actually did turn out to be entertaining. Sure, it wasn't a brain challenger, not by a long shot, but you know what you are getting into with "Gods of Egypt".

While we are on the CGI and special effects, then I must admit that it was the selling point for me, because I was blown away how they had managed to bring ancient Egypt and their ancient Pantheon to life with today's CGI and special effects.

As for the cast, well, they could have opted for someone a bit more thespian, considering the talents of both Nikolaj Coaster-Waldau and Gerard Butler. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying that they did it poorly. Actually far from it, but they are more of a physical kind of acting in terms of action, more than they are set in ways of deeper character portraying through acting.

There is a lot of action throughout the entire movie, and you are constantly being bombarded with visual effects, to the point where it brims on being over-used. But it worked for me.

If you enjoy a good fantasy movie with roots in actual ancient history, then "Gods of Egypt" is definitely worth your time and money. I do think, however, that "Gods of Egypt" is the type of movie that you can watch every now and again with some years in between each watching.

I am rating "Gods of Egypt" a well-deserved seven out of ten stars. This was good, wholesome entertainment wrapped up in a visually impressive package.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,123,903, 28 February 2016

Gross USA:

$31,153,464

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$150,680,864
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