GODS OF EGYPT REVIEWED
“Gods of Egypt” annoyed me when I first saw it. I didn’t hate the film like others, but I kept being bothered by all of the creative misses. Alex Proyas is a talented filmmaker and I expected more from him. Cut to a few months later and I found something more. Comparing “Gods of Egypt” to the original “Clash of the Titans” wouldn’t be off-point. Building a world from familiar myth and dazzling audiences with spectacle has been done before. However, it’s the presentation of ideas that leaves me impressed.
Whether it’s Gerard Butler’s villainy or Nikolaj Coster-Waldau proving that he can be a film lead, I feel bad for being so short with “Gods of Egypt”. While the story is paper thin, but I’d be a hypocrite for acting like it was the death of quality here. The visual flourish from the CG to the costume and set design seems to be ahead of its time. This is the kind of movie that deserves a large screen to enjoy the visual buffet.
While a 3D version of the film is available, it doesn’t enhance the experience. Sure, you get a lot of pop on that transfer, but nothing is lost watching it in 2D. So, don’t be afraid to pick up the basic Blu-Ray release.
- Deleted Storyboards
- Blu-Ray Exclusive Featurettes
- 2.40:1 1080p transfer
- DTS: X
RELEASE DATE: 5/31/16
The Plot Thus Far
Mortal hero Bek teams with the god Horus in an alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict.