Did you think 300 was eye-catching, pulse-pounding action? Did you think The Immortals was more eye-catching, pulse-pounding action? Did you actually see Clash of the Titans? If so, welcome to your next cinematic adventure.
Gods of Egypt promises to bring similar hyper-stylized visuals, with narrative, set in alternate ancient Egypt, punctuated by fight scenes. The film stars the not-very-Egyptian Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Horus, a god tasked to protect mortals. Gerard Butler once again dons sword and sandals to play Set, the god from which mortals need protection.
Considering we’re dealing with fire-breathing lizards and storms that fill the sky, as seen in the trailer, below, we’ll need all the help we can get.
According to Wikipedia, Gods of Egypt has a suitably epic storyline: “The Egyptian god of darkness Set takes over the throne of the Egyptian empire. A mortal hero, Bek, allies with the Egyptian god Horus in a mission to save the world and to rescue his love.”
Knowing that both Horus and Set are safely consigned to myth and history, I’m comfortable in predicting that all will turn out well for us mere mortals.
In addition to Coster-Waldau and Butler, the movie stars Brenton Thwaites, Geoffrey Rush, Elodie Yung and Rufus Sewell. It opens on Feb. 26, 2016.