Produced by Basil Iwanyk, Alex Proyas
Directed by Alex Proyas
Music by Marco Beltrami
Starring Gerard Butler, Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Élodie Yung, Chadwick Boseman, Courtney Eaton, Rufus Sewell, Harsh Kumar, Geoffrey Rush
Written by Burk Sharpless, Matt Sazama
Cinematography Peter Menzies Jr.
Edited by Richard Learoyd
Budget $140 million
Egyptian film director with Hollywood Alex Proyas residence permit after seven years of silence, decided to please the world rolled mass spectacle, in which the first-class actors mixed with special effects and the theme of Ancient Egypt and its people venerated deities. Gods everywhere in the yard, ladies and gentlemen, Ancient Egypt.
Seth God of Darkness (Butler) kills the god Osiris for the throne. God Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) also claimed the throne, but left with nothing. Seth could resist only one mere mortal, and that thief Beck (Thwaites). To help podospevaet already familiar unhappy Gore, immediately close you can see the sun-god Ra (Rush). Not without the love goddess Hathor, Anubis, Thoth, and others, in short, a textbook on foreign history for the fifth grade in all its glory blockbuster.
Outset (by some chance you have not watched the trailer and read the text of diagonally) – this is not the reconstruction of historical events, if something similar is possible in general to say applied to ancient Egyptian mythology. But even from a more or less scientific books with the biography of the gods “gods of Egypt,” as far as the glossy magazine for women is far from “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy.
Creator of such tapes as “The Crow,” “I, Robot” and “The Omen”, a lover of postmodern fiction, Proyas can hardly be referred to in Hollywood lucky, but can not be called a failure. His filmography – the subject of a special debate kinomanskoy, the more interesting to see how the master approached the development of this budget, and that has made of stories about ancient deities. His personal creative disadvantage – you can not even guess about what will happen in the end of his next project – a great success or a resounding failure. “The gods of Egypt” are somewhere in the middle: a spectacular attraction for the mass audience at a time. Hardly anyone will revise the picture hardly anyone remembers about it in a year, as the recall of the fourth “Mad Max”, although it seemed to malovozmozhnym its launch in worldwide box office and a lot of success.
Movies with “rubber target audience” (for one and all, in a word) may be qualitative, interesting and memorable. This is not just a set of scandals (and “Gods of Egypt” were enough to take at least charge the creators of racism, because in the film involved only white part of the actors, and no Egyptian) and bright effects. It is also a story that I would like to see an interesting intonation, kind of dramatic development, the culmination of an impressive and bright finale, leaving behind emotions.
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Here the characters are not particularly developed, and their characters and psychology of behavior becomes clear already in the first minutes of narration. Deeper digging there was no one, the script is already not a game featuring brilliant idea, here at the tail lagging project. Yes, and of acting too much no, all the above men, it seems, except that only invited for a potentially good fees.
Butler seemed to have defected in the time tunnel from the set of “300”, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who came in armor of “Game of Thrones” (everywhere-it miserable and crippled), some no love line and spectacular battles scenes – here, perhaps, and every thing that kept “The gods of Egypt.” This “Clash of the Titans” and “Troy” with “Alexander”, and the same “Spartans,” and even a “Mad Max”, for the same team worked on both projects effects.
It could be a sarcastic joke that “the Gods of Egypt” resemble either a long advertisement, or series, or a video game, but both the first and second and third today have such high quality that keep it full-length work of art with a worldwide box office That’s just funny. You want to watch this project? To your health! A large bucket of popcorn, and the company forward. It’s definitely a film project, which are purely for entertainment. Looks impressive places, but whom the effects of surprise today ?!
Gods of Egypt 2016 Final verdict
The spectacle, but no more.