These gods know how to fight
If you are a fan of action and mythology then Liongate’s latest movie, Gods of Egypt is the movie for you. In the very beginning of the film we are first introduced to the main protagonist, Bek (Brenton Thwaites), a common thief. Even from the start, it is evident that Bek is the type of character who seems troubled and senseless but in the end becomes noble and heroic. Bek can even be loosely compared to an Aladdin-type character in the sense that he is a petty thief who does great things in the end. Now to set the scene, the movie takes place in Ancient Egypt and Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is preparing for his succession to King of Egypt. Things are going well for him until his uncle, Set (Gerard Butler) comes around and basically starts a coup d’etat with the Gods of Egypt. Set essentially kills every God that opposes him and leaves Horus powerless by taking away his eyes. And naturally, like any movie with this sort of plot line, Set is the worst ruler ever. Hands down worst. Terrible. So with that being said, Gods of Egypt revolves around the plot line of Bek, the thief, teaming up with Horus, the god of air, to take down Set and reclaim Egypt.
Gods of Egypt is an interesting movie. If you need any comparison to get an idea of what kind of movie this is, think Clash of the Titans, but with Egyptian Gods. If Clash of the Titans was a movie you enjoyed, then you will probably like this movie a lot. This film is fueled by CGI, which is both good and bad. The good is that the visuals were vibrant and fun to watch. The bad part of it was that the CGI is what carries the movie. The action itself was good. The acting was good. The film attempted to make many jokes, using sarcasm as the main device to help the jokes land. However, a lot of them are still left in the air. The film is now playing.