Gods of Egypt movie review


Gods of Egypt movie review

Kayleigh Phillips, Reporter

Gods of Egypt
Ra, Osiris, Isis, Horus and Thoth are all names of ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. Everyone knows the stories that circulate these names are the stories of great misfortune; falling on those who failed to deliver adequate worship or the stories of Horus coming down in the form of Pharaoh to govern the people.

      These Gods were not  peaceful people and on Feb. 26 a closer glimpse will be offered on the big screen in the form of a movie named, Gods of Egypt. The star studded cast of this movie includes  Gerard Butler, Abbey Lee, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Directed by Alex Proyas this movie had a budget of 140 million dollars.

      “Set, the merciless god of darkness, has taken over the throne of Egypt and plunged the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Few dare to rebel against him. A young thief, whose love was taken captive by the god, seeks to dethrone and defeat Set with the aid of the powerful god Horus.” (James Pasier)

      Another summary shows more of the plot line of the story, “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.” (google)

     The movie is set to premiere Feb. 26 and the box office potential is only 40 million, 100 million shy of the budget set for this movie.