Gods of Egypt

Gods of Egypt

Les Dieux D'Égypte

DVD - 2016
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"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"--from www.imdb.com.
Publisher: [Toronto] :, eOne,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ♭2016
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (127 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm., in container
digital, optical, surround, Dolby digital 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
Alternative Title: Dieux d'Égypte [DVD]

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BookEMonster
Dec 20, 2018

If you are a fan of sci-fi movies, and especially if you are an 80's kid that watched all the old Harryhausen movies on television, you will love this movie. Yes, it is an Anglo movie, meaning the main characters are all portrayed by white actors. (Although they did do a good job of representing as black African deities outside of those we recognize as Egyptian because of the Ptolemaic Greeks- in other words, the dynasty that left us with the final versions of Egyptian mythology. For instance, Thoth, who pre-dated the Gods featured in this film.) And yes, they spent most of the budget on the effects, which was a good decision. This movie is meant to be campy and cheesy. It's meant to riff on B-movies like Clash of the Titans, and the 1958 7th Voyage of Sinbad, etc. This movie was made for fans of Xena and Hercules, the Conan movies, etc.

A lot of comments about the acting. The direction was the problem, actually, but that's only discernible to people that have worked in the film industry, I guess. That's why some of the jokes fell flat, and some scenes weren't cut properly. If you want to make movies like this, watch this one with a critical eye for the direction, not the acting. The whole cast did a great job. And the script is excellent. The script is an "A" for a B movie.

Anyhow, I loved it. Watched it twice! What a fun romp!

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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2018

Cheesy!

SaraLovesBooks Nov 20, 2017

Gods of Egypt is a fun, cheesy adventure story about the struggle between the gods Horus and Set, and the mortals that get caught in between. It's not a serious action flick, and it's not meant to be. The script makes that clear. It's silly popcorn fare that I really loved. The cast looks like they're just having fun playing their roles, from Gerard Butler's over-the-top portrayal of Set to Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's brooding Horu, from Elodie Yung's sassy Hathor to Chadwick Boseman's ego-ridden Thoth. The movie is just fun all-around, which is a refreshing change from all the gritty, dark action movies we've been plagued with for the last ten years.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 18, 2017

Gods of Egypt is about the battle between two powerful Egyptian Gods, Horus and Set and the mortal who tries to aide Horus to save someone he cares for. After an incident on Horus’s crowning day, Horus is blinded and exiled in a tomb. Eventually he meets up with Bek who offers to make a deal to help Horus defeat Set and claim the throne again in return for bringing someone back to life. The journey that these two embark on to defeat Seth will be a long one filled with action and chances of death at every corner. Gods of Egypt was an amazing movie and I really enjoyed watching it, I thought that the fight scenes were cool and I liked the look of the characters in their god forms. Overall, I would rate Gods of Egypt 4.5/5.
- @Grimvar of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Gwen904
Aug 15, 2017

I agree with SaraLovesBooks. 'Gods of Egypt' suffers from contrived and cheesy dialogue, a predictable story, and mediocre acting. Gerard Butler was horribly miscast as an over-the-top and cliché villain. But, maybe I can say that this movie was not really intended to be a record-setting, moneymaking fantasy flick. Maybe it was just intended to be the way it was—mostly entertaining with plenty of hiccups and a lot of CGI. Maybe I only gave this a 2/5 rating (which is generous) because I haven't seen anything like it before.
One day, I hope there will be a remake, where the script isn't trite and the acting isn't either too much or too little. But until then, 'Gods of Egypt' is what it is.

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cvanes
Aug 02, 2017

Disappointing, though I knew it was widely panned before watching it. Normally I'm a sucker for fantasy/mythology, but I found the script silly. Visual effects were good at times. Fell asleep repeatedly.

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raymind
Jun 28, 2017

! 6-Star s-f-x !

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ScorchingSun
May 25, 2017

Impressive visual effects. A full, well-written story.
Serious with grand drama and thankfully only a hint of puerile hijinks.
Gerard Butler- a mean bad boy.

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Magiclamp
Jan 03, 2017

Great story, Stunning visual effects...... never understood why the ratings were so low on this epic movie.

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shadynz
Nov 27, 2016

Fantastic adventure with awesome special effects. Some big name actors in this (Rufus Sewell-currently in the TV show Victoria (Lord M), Gerard Butler, etc.) Full of action and some great one liners!

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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2018

Ra: Egypt has always been a paradise. But now, there is chaos. God of the air, you must protect the mortals.

Horus: I don't know if I'm strong enough.

Ra: Then become stronger.

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jimg2000
Aug 11, 2016

Intro:
Few know the whole story. From what I recall, it goes something like this... Before history began, Egypt was the birthplace of all life. A paradise worthy of the gods who created it. So the gods
decided to live there alongside their lesser creation, man. But there was no mistaking the gods
amongst the mortals who worshipped them. The gods were taller with gold running through their veins instead of blood. And they could transform at will into all manner of frightening beasts. Egypt itself was divided between two mighty brothers. Osiris, the God of Life, was the beloved king of all the lands made bountiful by the Nile. His brother, Set, ruled the far barren desert finding both strength and bitterness in his isolation. But then the time came for Osiris to crown a new king. His only son, Horus. It was a decision that would test the brothers' bond and the fate of all Egypt.

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jimg2000
Aug 11, 2016

Some quotes in IMDb but not these from encounter with Sphinx:
I find your dependence on chance troubling. If you continue to survive, I may need to study you further.
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Trespassers in the House of the King, answer my riddle or cease to be: I never was. Am always to be. No one ever saw me, nor ever will. And yet I am the confidence of all who live and breathe.
What am I? (Answer -- You are XXYYZZ.)
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Ask whatever you will. Mountains will kneel before you. The winds will do your bidding. Answer quickly, for Apophis still hungers. And night is always coming.
-I want nothing. Except what's impossible for me to give.

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red_cat_6886
Jul 03, 2016

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reginator_22
Feb 14, 2018

Sexual Content: Some sexual content.

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