GODS OF EGYPT (Theatrical Release USA 2016)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì 

Gods of Egypt has a lot happening in its storyline which makes it a more complicated, sit-down and watch movie than other films that dare tackle the ancient mythologies. The film uses its 2 hours and 7 minutes well. While it accesses the talents of both new and seasoned actors, it does not leave its audience feeling as if the subject matter is out of reach or too large to tackle partially due to its wise choice of keeping humans deeply engaged with the gods from beginning to end. The story is relatable and has a terrific (and welcome) conclusion. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


The gods of Egypt interact with human beings. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Alex Proyas for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Alex Proyas and Basil Iwanyk for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Horus (Nikoaj Coster-Waldau), Set (Gerard Butler), Bek (Brenton Thwaites), Thoth (Chadwick Boseman), Hathor (Elodie Yung), Zaya (Courtney Eaton), Ra (Geoffrey Rush), Urshu (Rufus Sewell), and Osiris (Bryan Brown). 

Buy a ticket
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Yes. Among the movies that have endeavored to capture the immensity of old-world mythological figures, such as the 2010 movie Clash of the Titans, this film stands a bit above the average despite the fact that the film’s special effects do not match the technology available for 2016, the year of production. The costuming, staging, and interesting colorization effects are nicely done. 

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