Gods of Egypt Review
Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless
Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler
What do you get when you mix the incredible acting of Gerard Butler, bad cgi, and an incredibly hurried plot?
No that is not a trick question, you get a horribly bad movie with a few acting bright spots.
Gods of Egypt was as bad as Kazaam. No, that’s not fair to Kazaam as its target audience was kids and there was no real expectation of a good movie.
Gods of Egypt was just as bad as Cuba Gooding’s Chill Factor… Maybe even worse because Gods of Egypt had ‘no chill’ as it kept trying to do more and more with what it did not have to start.
This film seemed as if it were a bad sequel to itself.
Gods of Egypt began with a conflict of the gods. The god king Osiris decides to relinquish his throne to his son Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). However, Osiris’ brother Set (Gerard Butler) has different plans.
With the role of the protagonist being filled by Brenton Thwaites as Bek, the film dives quickly into a rushed plot that forces you to care very little for the characters.
Watch in theaters now at your own peril but my suggestion is just wait for the inevitable Dvd/Netflix release next week for this one…