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Gods of Egypt (2016)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenton Thwaites ... Bek
John Samaha ... Vendor
Courtney Eaton ... Zaya
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Horus
Paula Arundell Paula Arundell ... Fussy Older Maidservant
Alia Seror-O'Neill ... First Young Maidservant
Emily Wheaton ... Second Younger Maidservant
Elodie Yung ... Hathor
Rachael Blake ... Isis
Bryan Brown ... Osiris
Michael-Anthony Taylor ... Priest
Emma Booth ... Nephthys
Felix Williamson ... Nobleman
Chadwick Boseman ... Thoth
Gerard Butler ... Set
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Storyline

Set, the merciless god of darkness, has taken over the throne of Egypt and plunged the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Few dare to rebel against him. A young thief, whose love was taken captive by the god, seeks to dethrone and defeat Set with the aid of the powerful god Horus. Written by James Pasier

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Rated PG-13 for fantasy violence and action, and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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English

Release Date:

26 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gods of Egypt See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,123,903, 28 February 2016

Gross USA:

$31,153,464

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$150,680,864
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2.35 : 1
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Filmed in the Australian desert. Filming in the Sahara was considered too dangerous. See more »

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During the battle between Horus and a minotaur, Horus breaks off both horns but in the next shot only one horn is broken off. See more »

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Horus: [sees Apophis on Earth] I can understand killing for a throne, but this is madness!
Set: Of course you wouldn't understand! How could you? Favored son of a favored son!
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19 June 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the ancient Egypt, the god Ra (Geoffrey Rush) has split Egypt in two: the fertile part with the Nile would be ruled by his son Osiris (Bryan Brown) and the desert by his son Set (Gerard Butler). During the coronation of Horus (Nikolaj Coaster-Waldau) by his father Osiris, Set betrays his brother and kills him. Then he withdraws the eyes of Horus that are his source of power and exiles him in the desert. The mortal thief Bek (Brenton Thwaites) and his beloved wife Zaya (Courtney Eaton) that worships Horus become slaves of Set. Zaya, who is working for Set's architect Urshu (Rufus Sewell), convinces Bek to steal the eyes of Horus from a well-protected pyramid designed by Urshu to give them back to Horus, the only one capable to defeat Set. Bek succeeds but retrieves only one of the eyes; however Urshu discovers the theft and Bek and Zaya need to flee. Urshu kills Zaya with an arrow and when Bek reaches Horus' shelter, he proposes to help the god to retrieve his other eye. In return, he demands that Horus bring his beloved Zaya back from the underworld. They team up and soon Horus' lover Hathor (Elodie Yung), the goddess of love, leaves Set and joins them in their quest to defeat the evil Set.

"Gods of Egypt" is an underrated adventure. The story is highly entertaining but the great cast is overshadowed by the special effects. The plot is funny and is a delightful joke regarding the mythology. It recalls the naive and silly adventures that older viewers used to see in the matinees, and therefore highly recommended. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Deuses do Egito" ("Gods of the Egypt")


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