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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.

Director:

Alex Proyas
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2 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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The journey of a lifetime begins See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau got down to 7% body fat for his role in the film. See more »

Goofs

After Hathor and Horus get out of Set's pyramid, Hathor puts her left hand to the side of Horus' head. When the camera is looking at her two of her fingers are on Horus' ear. But when the camera is looking at Horus, all of her fingers are below his ear. This happens repeatedly. See more »

Quotes

Bek: What would happen if I drank that?
Horus: You would be refreshed. Then you would die.
Bek: It doesn't seem right that the water of Creation would, kill.
Horus: I would kill you, For wasting my water.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in The Blockbuster Buster: G-Force (2016) See more »

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Sugar (Jagz Kooner Remix)
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Performed by Ladytron
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Awesome fun spectacle
22 June 2016 | by SpectecSee all my reviews

This movie is pretty much what you get when Alexander Proyas saw Clash of the Titans (2010) and Wrath of the Titans (2012), and says to himself "What the hell is this? This isn't Harryhausen!" ... and then he goes off an makes a pitch-perfect film that pays homage to the classics - Clash of the Titans, Jason and The Argonauts, etcetera.

It's awesomely done, with fight scenes reminiscent of Wuxia films from the 1980s, a color palette that's sublime, and a sense of humor that shines through.

Ignore the critics. Just enjoy a damn fine movie that hits all the right spots to enjoy with a bucket of popcorn.

Bonus: It has zero product placement - which makes up for I, Robot.


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