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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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2 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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The battle for eternity begins See more »


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

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USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gods of Egypt See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,123,903, 28 February 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,153,464

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$150,680,864
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2.35 : 1
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Filmed in the Australian desert. Filming in the Sahara was considered too dangerous. See more »

Goofs

Hathor tells Bek that she can command any man to do her bidding, unless his heart belongs to another woman. Later, Horus tells Hathor that her commands don't work on him because his heart belongs to her. But that would mean that she CAN command him, since his heart belongs to her and not another woman. See more »

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Hathor: [gives her bracelet to Bek] I'm the goddess of love! If I don't do this, I am nothing!
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The Summit Entertainment logo is shaded red, and briefly takes the form of Egyptian pyramids. See more »

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Referenced in Good Time (2017) See more »

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Sugar (Jagz Kooner Remix)
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Performed by Ladytron
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SURPRISE: Actually quite good!
20 July 2016 | by the_wolf_imdbSee all my reviews

Do not trust "movie professionals" who know nothing about the Kemet - the original ancient Egyptian religion. Yes, this is an action movie. Yes, it diverges a lot from canonical ancient Egyptian religion. Yes, it is "too white" for ancient Egypt. Yes, there is a mixture of Hellenic interpretation which kinda does not fit in. Building an "Super Seth"? A pure nonsense.

But you know what? It does not matter as it captures the spirit of Kemet pretty well. Seth versus Horus? Oh yes. Flat Earth with day side and night side and never ending fight of Ra with Apopis? Yes. Debates between the humans and gods leading to sort of understanding and sort of tolerance? Yes. Nepthys, the wife of Seth, "excellent goddess",protective goddess, feeling sadness for people dying? Yes. Multiple Thowt servants, mapping the knowledge? Yes! (Please do complain, black racist people here: Black Thowt is displayed respectfully here!) Hathor, "cursed by love"? Yes! Isis, the super model of double betraying women that will betray her son to betray his enemy to allow her son win? The nasty manipulating goddess that is so sensitive to people in love? Oh yes! Anubis, the inert god that feels nothing towards gods of men yet fights for the order of the underworld? Yes! Lots of action in between Egyptian gods? Oh hell yes! Actually I do appreciate the effort to capture the feeling of Kemet. Yes, this is not the Kemet. But considering all the alternatives I have ever seen, this is the very best. Actually, the Christian overtones of God understanding the nature of suffering the mortals are not damaging, they are helping! Dear "professional" reviewers! Any single of you who reviewed this movie less than 40% - please ask me for a diploma that certifies you have sh*t for brains, you know sh*t of history, culture and you should focus on movies like The Independence Day. In such movies your cultural ignorance has no distortive value.

For all others: This is a fairy tale. An American fairy tale. But the American fairy tale that has *the feel* for the dynamic of ancient Egyptian religion. It is an excellent movie, it is fun, full of action and actually does not insult ancient Egyptian religion.


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