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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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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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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

Both Elodie Yung and Chadwick Boseman are part of the Marvel Cinematic universe. Yung plays Elektra in Daredevil (2015). Boseman plays Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War (2016). See more »

Goofs

The first time Ra makes an appearance he is sharpening his spear on an angled wheel used on a step-grinder. The step-grinder is a relatively modern machine; while not new it dates far less than 200 years ago, much less than the thousands of Egyptian mythology. See more »

Quotes

Set: You're not fit to be king... it's my turn now.
[tears out Horus's eyes]
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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 The Last Word (2017) See more »

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Sugar (Jagz Kooner Remix)
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Performed by Ladytron
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Very entertaining, don't know why critics didn't like it
2 March 2016 | by bbbl67See all my reviews

It's a mythological movie, always liked mythological movies, and this one was no exception. I went into the movie not having read any of the critics reviews, and when I came home afterwards, I was surprised to see so many critics have bashed the movie. The only problem that they can cite is that this movie had too many white actors in it! This was never a problem in the past, The Clash of the Titans and the Immortals were similar mythological movies from just a few years ago, also with a mainly white cast and it was never even mentioned for them. Since this movie came out so soon after the 2016 Oscar awards ceremony, which was criticized heavily for not having any black actors or black-based films nominated, maybe this movie got unfairly caught up in the fad of the times?

Anyways, there's a lot to love about this film. Watch the depiction of the flat Earth, with a Sun being dragged around by Ra's chariot. They could've gone with a modern scientific depiction of the round Earth and the Sun, but this is mythology, they wanted to stay true to the mythological depiction, and so they did depict it like mythology has it. But their depiction is a lot of fun, it is sort of a retro-modern depiction.

I never felt the movie dragged at any point.


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