Gods of Egypt [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] [2016]

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89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1800 out of 2026)

Synopsis


Gods of Egypt
A young thief named Bek (Brenton Thwaites) enlists the help of the powerful Egyptian god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) to overthrow the vicious deity Set (Gerard Butler), who has seized control of the land. Bek's true love has been captured, forcing the mortal rebel to fight back in order to free her and the people of Egypt from Set's tyrannical rule. This epic fantasy adventure was directed by Alex Proyas (The Crow), and co-stars Geoffrey Rush, Chadwick Boseman, and Courtney Eaton. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Gerard Butler
    Gerard Butler - Set
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau - Horus
  • Brenton Thwaites
    Brenton Thwaites - Bek
  • Geoffrey Rush
    Geoffrey Rush - Ra
  • Chadwick Boseman
    Chadwick Boseman - Thoth



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Egyptian Mythology done Hollywood Style

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    armchairquarterbac
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    This review is more about giving kudos to Best Buy's Steelbook Edition, than praise for the movie itself or the effort that Summit put into it. As for this retailer exclusive, Best Buy did a great job all around: genuine "Steelbook" case, not the cheaper made Metalpaks that some releases get; an all inclusive release that isn't missing anything from the standard release and even includes the 3D BD; all without charging a premium for the case, which is always a deal breaker for us, unless the film is a particular favorite. BB still needs to work on their packaging, but ours arrived without any dents or broken latches this time. As for the movie, think Clash/Wrath of the Titans, but based on Egyptian Myth, rather than Greek. Very loosely based, I'm sure. It's a fantasy world, from a time before time, and all that, that's not likely to have too much in common with accredited lore. But, unlike Greek Myth, for people who think there's more to ancient writings than utter fiction and superstitious nonsense, who think that a people who could build the pyramids could hardly be as naïve and unenlightened as some have to believe to explain away their own narrow notions of life, yet then preach that it must have been aliens from another world... For people who don't think science is the answer to everything, Egyptian lore has some curious parallels to written history. While this film presents those in typical Hollywood Blockbuster fashion, with little depth or dignity, it has it's intellectually intriguing moments, and can be just as fun and visually arresting as what we've seen of films from Greek lore in recent years. But, again, the 5 stars are for BB's exclusive edition, not the film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A visually resplendent and deeply silly romp.

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    Bunky
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    What a peculiar film. The visually resplendent latest from director Alex Proyas ("The Crow," "Dark City") caused an uproar when its first trailer was released, with many complaining that the movie’s ancient Egypt had been whitewashed with hunky beefcake like Gerard Butler and "Game of Thrones"’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. In reality, Proyas’ spectacularly realized digital playground is Egypt in name only. Sure, there are pyramids, but they’re wondrous creations, made of swirling sands, and the titular Gods—Set (Butler), Horus (Coster-Waldau), Hathor (Elodie Yung) and Thoth (Chadwick Boseman)—are portrayed by Scottish, Danish, French-Cambodian and African American actors, who may as well be playing Marvel superheroes, given their stature (they’re twice the size of mortals) and their propensity to, say, transform into winged robots made of chrome, or to clone their bodies to appear in multiple locations at once. Speaking of those mortals, the film’s hero, Bek (Brenton Thwaites) is as bland as they come, but the adventure he undertakes—teaming up with Horus to simultaneously take down the evil Set and save his slave love, Zaya (Courtney Eaton)—is a deeply silly romp that evokes old Saturday afternoon serials, with Butler doing his hammy best to recall bygone idols like Victor Mature. Divertingly cheesy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    No spoilers

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    BaldurTLight
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    Gods of Egypt (GoE) 3D is an entertaining movie and well-worth watching if the viewer understands that the fiction part of science fiction is really emphasized. The plot is loosely based on Egyptian mythology and a typical good vs. evil story. I agree with critics who mentioned that the plot is predictable. I was forewarned so that aspect did not bother me. The filming of GoE heavily relies on computer animation and computer generated graphics which makes the 3D effects nice to look at. Don’t get me wrong with respect to computer animation: the actors are still real people. Much of the 3D effect is depth perception rather than objects jumping out at you. With bonus dollars and points I paid $15.99 for the Blu Ray 3D DVD set.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Fun Popcorn FLICK

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    DDunnDatBoi
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    This was a actually a pretty epic movie. Probably more like an 8 or 9 out of 10, but i have to level out some of the reviews that really dogged this movie. You have to go into this knowing it is a fantasy movie. And it's pretty darn good. Great story, and satisfying ending. Do yourself a favor and don't pay attention to the overall score, just go and see it. There were some unexpected twist and turns. The Director definitely didn't cut any corners. There was some pretty good CGI, as well as some OK CGI. Overall though it was good. Hopefully there will be a sequel. Costumes and acting were good, I know people complained about whitewashing, but really who cares. I know i don't make enough money to care

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Another CGI-infused, mythological popcorn-fest

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    Electronaut72
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    The trailer makes this movie look more grandiose than it is. While the run-time is a little longer than your typical brainless CGI B-movie, you wouldn't be wrong to lump "Gods Of Egypt" in with the average crop of forgettable, pre-summer filler. The effects are ok, but the real problem here is the manic pacing of the movie, occasionally corny dialogue, and the fact that most of the "gods" don't look Egyptian (aside from their ability to transform into their usual depictions). Ok, so "Gods Of Egypt" is meant for the non-thinkers...but as long as you don't take it too seriousIy there is some enjoyment to be had. However, there's still a nagging feeling it could've been a lot better if more passion was put into the project.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastically Dumb Movie

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    xxMrRedrum
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    First things first, I absolutely love this art on this steelbook. Some people will hate it I'm sure, but it honestly was a big reason why I considered getting this to begin with. After deciding to make the purchase and then watching the film, I enjoyed it quite a bit. A lot of it doesn't make sense in so many many ways, but it's a fun brain-dead film that you can get enjoyment out of. I mean in reality, are we all trying to have some existential philosophical experience when sitting down to watch something? I'd like to think not. Instead, when you just want to watch something to entertain you as movies should, this is a solid choice. It's very similar to the Clash of the Titans remakes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Watch the 3D version. It is so much better.

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    Tranceboi1
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    As a fan of mythology and science fiction, I found this film to be very enjoyable. The story line was easy to follow and the acting was very good. Just enough humor and mayhem to keep it lively and interesting. The computer graphics were very impressive and I found the creatures to be well designed and interesting. The snakes which the wicked goddesses road as their mounts were awesome. The fact that the "gods' were larger and far more powerful than the mortals whom they ruled were well done. The struggle between the good and bad gods was kept in balance well enough to make the story line more believable. Since I am a horror/sci-fi Blu ray collector I do go out of my way to get the steel book editions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Decent, but there's better films out there

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    moviewarlock
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    It's a decently entertaining film, but a shallow story and it's very inconsistent with the quality of CGI. Some CGI work is exceptional (such as the snake creatures) where other places it looks very low-budget, sci-fi channel reject (such as the beetle-pulled flying chariot). The story is okay, a rather basic hero doing anything for his love, but honestly he feels more like a bumbling lackey tagging along with Horus rather than any form of heroic character, surviving more by sheer luck than any form of skill he might possess. Like I said, it's decently entertaining, but there are better films of the same vein out there.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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