Movie Review: The Gods of Egypt
The Gods of Egypt has a lot of big name stars like Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and more.
Because of movie reviewers talking down this movie and complaining that there were no Egyptians in it, I didn’t think I’d like it. True, it’s not a master piece and majority of the main characters are played by Caucasian actors, but overall I did enjoy it. Maybe it was because of already having lowered expectations.
I liked the action and the fact the Gods had different blood than humans and were taller—though they had some issues with this like a walking through a lake scene—the water hit the mortal and the gods on their shins equally. It should’ve been higher on the mortal due to his lack of height compared with Horus and Hathor.
The costumes were excellent and the black moment struck at heart-strings. Maybe it’s because I love history and Ancient Egypt, but I liked this movie. It’s not on my top list with The Mummy or The Mummy Returns, but it was a good story.
My rating 3.7 out of 5 stars
There were a few plot holes: like how does Ra survive? Or why does Bec not become blinded by Horus’ eye when he escapes with his love while everyone else around them is?
So if you can ignore critics and enjoy anything to do with Ancient Egypt, give this movie a try.
Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.