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.