Sword & sorcery garbage in which two gods measure dicks
over who gets to rule over Egypt like a king.
As his father abdicates the throne, Horus (Nikolaj
Coster-Waldau) is betrayed by his uncle, Set (Gerard Butler) and left blinded and without his god-like powers.
The plot following pretty much magpies from
Gladiator, Ben-Hur and throws in a little bit of Thor for the magical element, but it's nothing more than a slapdash amalgamation of ideas which don't quite come off and some truly terrible
The film received criticism for the casting, especially the
portrayal of Egyptian gods by white actors. In honesty, the performances aren't all terrible. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau doesn't do a bad job, but Gerard Butler just waltzes into the film with his
thick Irish accent ready for his paycheque.
It was obvious with the popularity of TV shows like Game Of
Thrones and Vikings, that Hollywood was going to churn out movies like this, but they don't all have to be rubbish.