Mortal hero Bek teams with the god Horus in an alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. (c)
I sat for 2 hours and 10 minutes watching ‘Gods of Egypt’ (and by the way, the title is changed here in the Middle East and named it ‘Kings of Egypt’) and it made me realize I have wasted those hours of my life with this dismal of a movie. It is disappointing the film has a good, solid and promising plot to play around but they have missed the opportunity to improve it. There are at least major problems I have with this movie that I need to address other than some plot holes and inconsistencies. One is the white washing of the cast. I can’t understand why cast actors with no Egyptian or Arabic background or lineage for a film with such history & culture as a plot… they even have great English accent too! Secondly, the movie utilizes heavily on CGI as their visual FX to a point where the movie isn’t as realistic as possible. I bet the whole film was shot entirely at a big studio in Hollywood.
The producers and filmmakers are too ambitious and rely on the leads to carry the movie forward but it was not enough. The acting performances of the cast including the lead are all blant & insufficient and have tried to infuse some humor and comedic scenes which were ineffective and unnecessary. The scoring and soundtrack are also not appropriate to scenes as well. The pacing is slow and dragging that it became boring.
All in all, I will give this flick 1.2 out of 5 stars for being a big hyped movie with such low quality and entertainment value… at least the mythology is somehow correct in terms of god and goddess names.
Photo credits to Lionsgate/Summit.