Thursday, 30 June 2016

MPOV:Gods of Egypt

In an alternative Egypt, the world is flat and gods live among mortal humans. The Egyptian gods are distinguished from humans by their greater height, golden blood, and ability to transform into animal-headed deity forms.

Bek, a mortal thief with little faith in gods and their good will towards mortals, with his love Zaya are attending the coronation of Horus, lord of the air, by his father, the abdicating King of Egypt Osiris. Horus is shown getting ready for his coronation as his love Hathor (Goddess of Love) surprises him. Horus hints at marriage and they discuss Hathor's protection bracelet made of the stars which Horus gave to her to protect and save her from her previous role as a guide to dead souls in the underworld. However, during the ceremony Osiris is killed by his jealous brother Set, god of the desert, who seizes the throne and declares a new regime where the dead will have to pay with riches to pass into the afterlife. Horus is stripped of his eyes, which are the source of his power, and almost killed. Hathor pleads with Set to spare him and he is instead exiled. Hathor becomes an enslaved mistress to Set.

A year later Bek has been working as a slave building monuments, while Zaya is now under the ownership of the chief architect Urshu. Believing that Horus is the only one who can defeat Set, she gives Bek the floorplans to Set's treasure vault. Bek is able to steal back one of Horus' eyes . However, Urshu finds out about their theft and kills Zaya as the couple flee. Bek takes her body to the blind Horus and makes a bargain: Horus agrees to bringing Zaya back from the dead for his eye and Bek's knowledge about Set's pyramid.

The above taken from Wikipedia.

This is another bad movie..... It was dramatic with theatrical feel and so fake CGI. It was so unrealistic that I didn't even feel the lost love between Bek and Zaya. I honestly didn't know what to review.

A summary of the thin plot... like any other Gods/ Egypt/ love story - evil brother kills good brother and blinded the nephew to take over the throne. Then greed beckons and he wants all the power to be invincible, including killing his own father. His people suffered, being enslaved and the kingdom is dying. Then came a mortal to help save the kingdom with the help from the love of his life who fully believed and worshipped the blinded and ousted God.

What more can I say? The only thing I liked was the God's gold coloured blood LOL! I was clueless when the movie has ended. I guess the moral of the story is to do more good and be humble in your current life so that you can join the after life regardless if you are rich or poor and not go to hell.

IMDb rating: 5.6/10
My rating: 2/5

Directed by Alex Proyas
Starring: Nikolaj Coster-waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman, Courtney Eaton, Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush
Category: a 2016 Australian-American fantasy action film
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