Nothing left besides remains and decaying mummies; Gods of Egypt gets lost in its budget and fails to deliver anything worth satisfactory.
$140 million wasted on bloated CGI and a brain dead plot. This film is so awful its hilarious, but that’s only the half of it. Gods of Egypt finds actor Gerard Butler lost in despair. Director Alex Proyas (The Crow, I, Robot and Knowing) is at his lowest point in directing today. Where The Crow was exceptionally dark and well executed, here Gods of Egypt fails to live up to any reality worth seeing. Each of his films have gotten progressive worse as the years have dragged go on, leaving us with the worst film of 2016 thus far.
Filled with cheeseball computer-generated effects, there’s zero epic in the title nor the plot. Mortal hero Bek (Brenton Thwaites) teams with the god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in an alliance against Set (Butler), plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. A.K.A. two gods are fighting. Botched with FX effects and digital monsters, Gods of Egypt is a film for 40-year-old men living in their mom’s basement. Yikes! It receives zero stars and is the worst film of 2016 to-date. Sorry actors, it’s my job to do the mocking.
Gods of Egypt is rated PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned). For fantasy violence and action, and some sexuality.