Gods of Egypt

The battle for eternity begins
The battle for eternity begins


D: Alex Proyas

Summit/Thunder Road/Mystery Clock (Basil Iwanyk & Alex Proyas)

USA/Australia 🇺🇸 🇦🇺 2016

127 mins


W: Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless

DP: Peter Menzies

Ed: Richard Learoyd

Mus: Marco Beltrami

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Horus), Gerard Butler (Set), Brenton Thwaites (Bek), Chadwick Boseman (Thoth), Elodie Yung (Hathor), Courtney Eaton (Zaya), Rufus Sewell (Urshu), Geoffrey Rush (Ra)

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 CGI.

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.


Gods of Egypt
Gods of Egypt