Egypt, a great location for most of movies histories; it creates such wonderful stories and the effects used in all of those movies. The movie that I am reviewing today is Gods of Egypt!
In the movie, we are introduced through a narration of how life was first made in Egypt and how Ra the sun god (Geoffry Rush) brought two sons to the earth to rule over the humans, his son of life Osiris who then had a sun of his own named Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and the other son but to be left in isolation to rule over no one was Set (Gerard Butler) who was given the ability to not have children at all. We are then taken to when the narrator was in his younger years on a day when Horus (Coster-Waldau) was about to become the next king, the boys name is Bek (Brenton Thwaites) who was just a simple mortal boy stealing things that he could never buy for his beloved Zaya (Courtney Eaton); one day the two lovers went with the crowd of people for Horus’s coronation in becoming king. All the gods were there to watch the mighty Horus take the crown from the wise king Osiris, but the coronation was interrupted by Set who wanted to take the crown and rule the people in fear, but Horus wasn’t going to allow it; with his blade he picked it up and tried to slay Set but failed in return Set took Horus’s eyes so he could be useless for the rest of his God days. After years of being in misery under the rule of Set; Bek (Thwaites) chooses to make a difference, with the help of his lover Zaya, Bek was able to look at the structure plans to get one of Horus’s eyes back. When Bek returns with Horus’s left eye his lover is then killed in front of him. Will Bek and Horus stop Set from his evil plans? Will they be able to bring back order to the world? Find out by watching this movie!
I have to be honest, I was really skeptical when going in to seeing this movie; mainly because some of the special effects did look kinda sketchy but it turned out to be a great film! The special effects where fantastic, the story was amazing, and there was a little bit of humor thrown into the mix too. I would have to give this film a 4 out of 5 stars for the story and the CGI and the cinematography (a lot of those camera shots were amazing I almost drooled over some of them)
Gods of Egypt is now out in theaters!