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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
The architect of the tower dedicated to Ra says it's 2,220 cubits high, 1,015 meters or 3,330 feet. When the film was released, the tallest structure in the world was the Burj Khalifa, at 829.8 meters or 2,722 feet. See more »
While walking in the swamp, all three characters have the water covering the same length of their legs (below their knees). Since Horus and Hathor are way taller than Bek, the later should be sunk at least at waist height to accurately match their sizes. See more »
You really watched the world come into being?
I don't lie.
Where were you watching it from, if nothing had been created yet?
If I even attempted to explain, your brain would liquefy and run out of your ears.
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The Summit Entertainment logo is shaded red, and briefly takes the form of Egyptian pyramids. See more »
One of those (perhaps too frequent) oddball Hollywood epics where, the first time you see it, you go "what were they thinking?" But it deserves a second glance. This film is in the grand tradition of the famous 1940s fantasy films like THIEF OF BAGDAD 1940 (recommended!).
These films are neither as logical as a STAR TREK saga nor as linear as an Indiana Jones adventure. By nature, they tend to jump around, they tend to be a bit wacky, and they often encourage outlandish performances from their stars.
Which is what we have here. The #1 A-List name star, Gerard Butler has arguably never been more unrestrained in his career. He gives the impression that, after he takes over the world of the living and the world of the dead, his next target is Hollywood itself.
In fact, the lesser known stars give the better textured performances and connect with the audience.
Give it a chance -- as a love story that riffs off some extremely misunderstood Egyptian myths and succeeds in spite of itself, it works a treat.
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