Gods of Egypt is more like “Gods of CGI” as Gerard Butler takes the lead as Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has taken over the throne of Egypt and plunged the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Few dare to rebel against him.
That is until a young thief, whose love was taken captive by the god, seeks to dethrone and defeat Set with the aid of the powerful god Horus.
Well, that’s the plot on IMDB but I didn’t get a whisker of that from this trailer which just throws endless CGI about and takes in Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Courtney Eaton, Abbey Lee, Geoffrey Rush, Rufus Sewell, Elodie Yung, Chadwick Boseman, Bruce Spence, Emma Booth and Bryan Brown.
Gods of Egypt flies into UK cinemas (ho ho ho) on April 8th 2016. It looks like a big screen experience, but don’t expect it to make any sense.
It also looks like the kind of thing which they’d hype up in 3, but according to IMDB there’s only a 2D version. Is Hollywood falling out of love with that format?
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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