Movie Review: Gods of Egypt (2016), Story, Trailer, Star Cast, Release Date

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One thing everyone should know about Gods of Egypt is that it is an action full exploration based on Egyptian myths. Bek played by Brenton Thwaites who is a young boy and becomes a hero when he continues to a classic voyage to protect humanity and save his love. In order to do this, he has to make an alliance with the dominant god Horus which was played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to overthrow Set, the god of darkness. Viewers can easily expect sufficient fictional action and violence throughout the story. This has made a lot of dispute over the detail that the Egyptian gods are played by Caucasian actors.

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We can clearly see that Gods of Egypt surely seem to be a group of Egyptian Gods whose appearance is a lot like Roman and Greek gods with no clear separation. The directors seize this angle and use a bunch of criticism for weakening to cast anybody else than new faces for white folks and girls in a movie showing Gods ruling the Middle East. This appears to be a strange choice and not one that cannot be ignored by critics.

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The movie seems a lot similar to the basic and old concept from this kind of films. The basic plot shows a couple of special features with actors taking the role extremely and people shifting into golden animals. The movie appears to be optimistic and showy but new or interesting.

The direct of this film is Alex Proyas which is clearly reflected in the trailer when they show that “Gods of Egypt” is the same direct as the “The Crow” but they fails to mention that it was released for over two decades ago. That’s not a proper touch to use a reference from that much past to reveal what director did in the past. This latest attempt has reached the serious heights of Proyas’ initial film, showing too overrated appearance and unnecessarily effects.


After seeing the trailer one can say that this movie is a lot alike the “Clash of the Titans” remake with the sequence changes and the location moved to Egypt just to modify the style of the characters. Best of luck to have fun with that movie because the only thing you are getting from this movie is fun.


The story plot revolves around the future of mankind dangles in the balance when Set (Gerard Butler) who is the cruel god of dark power seizes Egypt’s command and makes the flourishing empire into anarchy and war zone. In search of true love and to save the mankind a disobedient human Bek (Brenton Thwaites) makes an improbable union with the dominant God Horus which was played by Nikolaj Coster. This battle with Set and his henchmen throw them into the afterlife into the heavens for a heroic clash.

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You can watch the trailer of Gods of Egypt 2016 below:

Star Cast:

• Gerard Butler as Set
• Rufus Sewell as Urshu
• BrentonThwaites as Bek
• Courtney Eaton as Zaya
• Abbey Lee as Anat
• Chadwick Boseman as Thoth

Release Date: February 26, 2016, in USA