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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 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 »


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

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USA | Australia | China

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

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

Brenton Thwaites and Geoffrey Rush both played in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. See more »

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Characters use a telescope, which was technology unknown until the Renaissance. Furthermore, if both lenses are convex, which they appear to be, it's a Newtonian telescope and should have produced an inverted image. See more »

Quotes

Zaya: Set has taken over Egypt, and has enslaved its people. Only one god can save us, but not without his eyes.
Bek: Steal from a god? Only a madman would try such a thing.
Zaya: [smiles] Where do you think we could find someone so mad?
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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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Keeping Up With The Kardashians
21 September 2016 | by modernmonstersdotnetSee all my reviews

In movies there are the good, the bad and the ugly. This one takes the cake of the latter, eats it, digests it, evacuates it and proudly shows off the result on screen. In other words, it's crap.

Not only pilfering the Egyptian pantheon but unable to make anything of it, Gods of Egypt pictures its titular characters like temperamental imbeciles, almighty beings only able to settle their quarrels by way of bad one-liners and fisticuffs. They are helpless fools, a bit like the Windsors, but working out, and very tall. They also are modular and bleed gold.

In order of appearance, please meet Osiris (Bryan Brown) who's about to crown his son Horus (Nicolaj Coaster-Waldau) king, because that's what immortal gods do, in front of a large crowd of which we'll follow only two humans, Thief of Baghdad Bek and his girlfriend Zaya, "beauty of the Nile", according to the poster. Argh. Osiris' brother Set (not Seth, since Gerard Butler can't spell), until then relegated to the desert, crashes the party, kills his brother and enucleates Horus, whose all-seeing eyes do not prove very effective on that instance. Horus is not killed thanks to Hathor, the Goddess of Love.

We are treated to other divine cameos, like Ra, the God of Sun (poor Geoffrey Rush, slumming) driving a celestial pedalo in hot pursuit of Apophis, the Night Snake, or like Thoth, the God of Knowledge (Chadwick Boseman), who's black, gay and a comic relief as he lives amidst clones of himself. Oh, and he's God of Wisdom, since the writers have no knowledge whatsoever of their subject matter: the thief will save the day while Gods bicker at each other. He's the audience, see, the one we can identify with.

CGI is constant, allowing pyramids to grow like mushrooms. Egyptians can't build robust architecture but they are a very innovative people, inventing things like the umbrella or the elevator. Godly traps prove childishly easy to avoid. The Afterlife is crowded like a peak hour subway. It is, all in all, super easy to kill a God.

Dialogue is abysmal, from the Sphinx saying anything but "Bummer!" when his riddle is solved to anything regarding Hathor. "Ah, you are not so good, Goddess of Love" deserves to join another pantheon, the one of worst movie lines ever. She answers in kind "I am the Goddess of too much!". Well, rutabaga.


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