Story: An action adventure movie based on ancient Egypt mythology featuring deities who live among mortal humans. The plot mainly revolves around a jealous brother Set, the God of Darkness (Gerard Butler) who seizes the throne and declares his reign after banishing his nephew Horus, the God of Light (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) into the desert. The plot then moves into the usual comeback of the banished king to seek revenge and fight for his rightful throne along with his comrade, a mortal human Bek (Brenton Thwaites). On their path to reclaim Egypt they are joined by Hathor, the Goddess of Love (Elodie Yung), Thoth, the god of wisdom (Chadwick Boseman), and grandpa Ra who resides in the sky in a golden chariot.
Performances: The mortal human thief Bek played by Brenton definitely stands out among the rest. Gerard is a real slump in this movie and could have had more passion as a villain instead of just growling around. Coster-Waldau lacks not only in the display of heroism but also in arrogance and resentment which is the core of every banished king. The unimpressive dialogues only makes the acting worse. Maybe that’s why they avoided the subtext!
Direction: First things first… What happened to you Alex???? Gods of Egypt make you wonder if it is the same man who delivered hard hitting movies like The Crow, Dark City, I, Robot.
Gods of Egypt certainly bags the title of Gods of failure. It is the perfect example of everything gone badly in a movie, right from concept to execution, unimpressive storyline, bad acting, even the visual grandeur gone wrong.
Combo-on-offer: History + Action + Romance + Drama
Verdict: We give the movie TIGHT SLAPS for poor execution and equally bad performances. The movie certainly lives up to its bad trailers.