Deities wage war in the latest batch of TV spots for Gods of Egypt.
Due to hit theaters this coming weekend, today’s media dump is something of a last push for Lionsgate to drum up excitement for Alex Proyas’ (The Crow, Dark City) sword-and-sandals-and-fantasy epic, though even factoring in Gerard Butler’s larger-than-life performance as the relentless god of darkness, we remain unconvinced.
Falling into a similar camp as Warner’s bombastic Clash of the Titans – and its lowly sequel Wrath – the cinematic effects fuelling the ancient action are certainly easy on the eye. Still, it’s difficult to foresee a scenario where Proyas’ feature can rise above the scathing white-washing criticisms to make much of an impact at the box office.
Gods of Egypt makes its bow on Friday, February 26. Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Courtney Eaton and Geoffrey Rush round out the core cast.
In this spectacular action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek [Brenton Thwaites] undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus [Nikolaj Coster-Waldau] in an unlikely alliance against Set [Gerard Butler], the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the epic final confrontation.