• Gods of Egypt (2016)

Gods of Egypt

Release Date: February 26th, 2016

DVD Release Date: May 30th, 2016

PG-13 |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

The survival of mankind hangs in the balance when Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, usurps Egypt's throne and plunges the prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Hoping to save the world and rescue his true love, a defiant mortal named Bek (Brenton Thwaites) forms an unlikely alliance with the powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Their battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens for an epic confrontation.

Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Courtney Eaton, Rufus Sewell, Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush

Director: Alex Proyas

Genres: Fantasy , Action , Adventure

Production Co: Mystery Clock Cinema, Thunder Road Pictures

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Survival, Brooding, Emotional, Quest, Intense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 25
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    Gods of Egypt might have merited a so-bad-it’s-good schadenfreude fanbase had it maintained the unintentional laughs of its first 10 minutes. Instead, it skids into dullness, thus negating the camp classic that it so often verges on becoming. show more

  • 20
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    This overstuffed, witless and bloated stillborn $140 million epic is unlikely to spawn the studio's intended franchise — unless, as is so often the case, international audiences come to the box-office rescue. show more

  • 40
    Sarah WardScreen International

    As audience-friendly as they may be, the cast is left wading through the middle ground between the unengaging narrative and over-emphasised aesthetics. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Sound
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)
Nominated Best Costume Design
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)
Nominated Best Visual Effects or Animation
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)
Nominated Best Original Music Score
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)