Even with #OscarsSoWhite and a cast of Egyptians played by Caucasians, Gods of Egypt could have gotten by if it was a good movie – and with the director of The Crow and Dark City and a cast that includes Geoffrey Rush, Bryan Brown, Rufus Sewell, Elodie Yung, Chadwick Boseman, Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, there was certainly some cause for hope – but, unfortunately, the best thing I can say for the movie is that it’s loud and enthusiastic.
Gods of Egypt barrels full throttle past ‘so bad it’s good’ straight through to ‘so bad it’s bad.’
The Egyptian god Set has taken over and plans world conquest. The god Horus – who was blinded by Set in their initial confrontation, must stop him. A mortal youth, Bek, seeks to rescue his true and save the world.
The battle for eternity begins on February 26th. Follow the jump for the Super bowl Game Day TV spot for Gods of Egypt.
Alex Proyas has given us The Crow and Dark City so, casting issues aside, one can only hope that Gods of Egypt has some redeeming merits. At the very least, it looks like it could be dumb summer fun – even if it’s coming in February.
Check out the new TV spot after the break. Gods of Egypt opens on February 26th.