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Monday, February 29, 2016

Gods of Egypt: Movie Review

By: Lakwatsera Lovers

Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is set to be crowned as the new king when his uncle Set (Gerard Butler) crashed in the ceremonies and took over the throne. To make the matter worst, Horus was left blinded and banished from the kingdom while all mortals are set to follow under Set's plans. Mortal thief Bek (Brenton Thwaites) has other plans as he stole the eye of Horus. However, his move costs the life of the girl, he loves Zaya (Courtney Eaton). Soon Bek teams-up with Horus to stop Seth and reclaim his throne in return of getting Zaya out of the afterlife.

The film struggles to bring in a decent story about the Greek Mythology and to add more stress are the messy CGI effects that didn't live up with the expectations. The battle scenes are also a wreck and too flashy for its own good. It seems that their bombastic visual spectacle exploded too early before it even reached the end of the timer. Another problem is the plot that doesn't have any direction that gets lost within that two-hour time-frame. 

The cast was alright with Gerard Butler digging deep down inside the roots of King Leonidas when he is leading the Spartans in 300 but this time he plays as an effective villain. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau seems lost at times but still provided quality minutes throughout. Brenton Thwaites is just goofing around and enjoying his role while Courtney Eaton was simply stunning. 

Overall, Gods of Egypt is a complete disappointing mess. With the low-class visual effects the film is really hard to enjoy. It had a lot of decent ideas, but they didn't executed well enough to bring ancient mythology into a brand-new level. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 4 out of 10 stars 

Cast:  Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites

Directed by: Alex Proyas
Distributed by: Pioneer Films
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide 

Gods of Egypt Trailer
Gods of Egypt TrailerOpens February 26, 2016Cast: Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton ThwaitesViewers' Choice Philippines
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