Saturday, July 9, 2016

MY THOUGHTS: Gods of Egypt (2016)

Genre:
Action/Adventure
Paranormal/Fantasy/Mythology
Rating:
PG-13
Run Time:
2 hrs 6 mins
Release Date:
February 26, 2016
Distributor:
Lionsgate

Directed by:
Alex Proyas

Screenplay by:
Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless

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Plot Summary:
The ultimate battle between good and evil threatens to destroy all creation in this epic fantasy-adventure bursting with spectacular action and amazing special effects. Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau star as rival gods Set and Horus, who are locked in a war to rule the universe. To defeat the merciless the heavens, and into the afterlife in an unforgettable quest to save mankind.

Cast:
Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Geoffrey Rush, Abbey Lee, Rufus Sewell, Courtey Eaton, Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Bryan Brown



*My Thoughts*
I finally watched this movie... All I can say is that it was very entertaining. Granted there was a lot of comments made about this film. However, I found Gods of Egypt to be enjoyable to watch. The romance and the mysticism of Egyptian mythology was brought to the screen in this film.

The cinematography was colorful and bright... with a touch of the sci-fi to it. The cast brought an animated and engaging in a humoristic and light-hearted way. The story was cohesive and fluid. Elements of romance and mythology intertwined with the action moved the story forward.

I enjoyed the attempt to take mythology of Egyptian gods into a modern and sci-fi direction making this a fun movie. To add to the mysticism of the gods, elements of the paranormal adds to this fantasy.

I'm not even going into the whole debate of "historical accuracy" with this film. That's the point, it's supposed to be a fun fantasy movie. They took the mythology and enchantment of these Egyptian gods and made it into this... a colorful and lively film that all ages can enjoy. It would be very interesting if they continued down this "road." It seems like there could be more stories stemming off from this film, especially with the vast mythology surrounding Egyptian gods.

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