Gods Of Egypt HD Digital Ultraviolet UV Code
By J. Beins on March 5, 2016
Format: Ultraviolet Code
Gods of Eqypt is a fast moving, beautiful, fun, fantasy adventure set in a mythical place full of mythical gods and mortals. If that's your cup of tea, you'll enjoy it. I'm giving it five stars to counteract the irrational bashing it has received. Honestly, I'd give it three-and-a-half to four stars for a totally satisfying and enjoyable entertainment.
I admit I went to see it with fear and trepidation after all the negative bashing it received, afraid it would be boring and/or embarrasing. It was great fun and NOT boring. All of the actors did a fine job, certainly better than I have come to expect from such films.
Nikolaj is an attractive and very capable god-hero. The young mortals are engaging and energetic and did not get on my nerves as they usually do. Gerard Butler as Set was glorious! His obvious delight in being loved by someone who hates him rather than someone who loves him and his total unreliability as a friend for life was delicious. A little larger than life??? Isn't that what you want from a true fantasy villain??? Good grief! Without Butler's evil god-in-a-tantrum, what's to fight against??? I loved every second he was on screen cause you knew things would really get interesting!
Hathor was beautiful enough and strong enough to convince as the goddess of love, holding her own amongst all the rampant godlike testosterone.
What did surprise me was the wit in the script and images of the film. The obvious riffs to Harryhausen, early Bond, Transformers, Indiana Jones, comic-book-heroes-in-a-snit, and who knows what else, will either amuse or annoy you depending on your tastes and how pedantically seriously you take your fantasies. I found it all very amusing. The master builder and Thoth provided snarky reposts as needed and were a nice balance to the physical derring do all around them.
The dialogue is peppered with sardonic lines, ironic lines, and just plain funny one liners, and when Set and Thoth achieve a 'meeting of the minds', so to speak, Butler gives a little twist to his delivery probably lost on those busily posting their moral outrage on line. I found it enormous fun all the way around.
All in all, it was a good time at the movies. It doesn't pretend to be anything but entertainment and is darn good at that. If old style adventure flicks are your guilty pleasure, you won't be disappointed.