Gods of Egypt 2016 – Movie Review


Release Date: 26 February 2016
Director: Alex Proyas
Writers: Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless
Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler
Production Co: Pyramania, Summit Entertainment, Mystery Clock Cinema
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for fantasy violence and action, and some sexuality

Well, that clearly didn’t go well opening weekend. Yikes!
If you didn’t know, Gerard Butler was in San Diego (Camp Pendleton) for a special screening of the movie at the Marine Base. Yay!
I do not dislike any of the actors in this film. Just know that the opinions are, my own.

Oh…I don’t know where to go with this one. I happen to like Greek and Egyptian mythology, but you CAN DEFINITELY catch Butler’s accent in this one. Okay, maybe Coster’s as well. I mean, what was the accent in those days? No way to know. Were Egyptians fair haired or dark haired? I had high hopes. I really did!
I feel like this could have been done better. Way better. A definite love story between two mortals who lobby for a God. There are some issues with the happens (meaning if it is true to the Egyptian Mythos – sort of), but it is a rather entertaining movie that you can watch when it comes out on DVD or Netflix. I saw this in 3D, but I am not sure where the 3D action was. Sad Face. If you insist on watching it in the theater (because you don’t have surround sound) then just watch it in the standard format. It is not a 3D movie. I think there was some real potential, but it got lost in translation. The fight scenes are almost believable.
Almost is generous.