Friday, February 26, 2016
Gods of Egypt Review: Godly Blockbuster Ascends as a Fun Adventure
Gods of Egypt follows the story of Horris (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau): the god of the air. Before Horris can become King of Egypt, the spiteful god Set (Gerard Butler) takes the throne by force. With his eye taken from him, Horris becomes an exile as Egypt falls under Set's rule. However fortune comes the god when a thief named Bek (Brenton Thwaites) reclaims of Horris' eyes. In order to save Egypt, and save Bek's beloved Zaya (Courtney Eaton) from death, the two unlikely heroes set off on a grand adventure to stop Set once and for all.
Gods of Egypt was not the most impressive of its kind. Yet that did not make the movie any less enjoyable. True there was nothing divine in matter of storytelling or character development, but both of these factors were enlightening due to the movie's execution. If anything Gods of Egypt is a fun popcorn film with a spark of creativity to it; and that is a good enough experience for this Film Adventurer.