Friday, December 2, 2016

Gods of Egypt (2016)

Director: Alex Proyas

Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush

The survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus in an unlikely alliance against Set [Gerard Butler], the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict.  As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the epic final confrontation.

This movie was not based on an actual ancient story. This was nothing but a movie, but it was a really good movie. It was really interesting to see a different look and take on one of the stories of the gods. They made the gods into real people that also turned into their animal forms. That was really great way to see the gods captured in a movie.

Gerard Butler and Geoffrey Rush are the only two well known actors in the movie. The rest of the cast are made up of unknowns. The cast for the movie was really good. I had no complaints at all with the performances. They were solid. It was not the best award winning performances, but they all did a good job.

Most of this movie seemed to have been made in front of a blue or green screen. I do not believe that there was one scene that did not have some type of special effects in the scene. The creation of the transformations from human to animal/human gods was so cool. They were all gold and shiny. They looked awesome. Then you have those two dragon/snake creatures that were being rode through the sand. I have not seen anything like that in a movie of this type. I just loved that scene. The sphinx was not what I was in the least bit expecting it to look like, but I still think it look good for the movie. It was neat the they had the sphinx inside of a pyramid. I was not expecting that at all.

The story for the movie was very predictable. I mean as soon as the movie got going, you knew what was going to happen in the end. It was no shock or surprise at all, but I still wanted to see the rest of the movie to see how all of the creatures and such were going to look like.

I really did like this movie. It was so much better than I thought it was going to be, since most movies that come out like this have been really bad, and not worth watching at all. This movie is well worth giving it a try. Enjoy.

Gods of Egypt (2016) Trailer

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