Gods of Egypt by Alex Proyas (2016) / Summit Entertainment
Gods of Egypt is the film that was accused of "whitewashing" before its release, because it has white, Danish and Scottish leading actors on screen, to embody characters from Egyptian mythology. This is a subject that we can debated. Were the Ancient Egyptians black or arab? Do mythological characters require any kind of ethnic fidelity? It's debatable.
The production tried to extinguish the fire by displaying a final cast very diverse (united nations). It even appears on the attached poster a tertiary character added as to calm the Black audience.
Gods of Egypt is the story of two daddy’s boys ... two gods who fight each other, Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Set (Gerard Butler) to take over from their father. In the middle of all this, there are our little humans who serve as cannon fodder and will try to show these egocentric gods that they matter too.
The film itself offers an extremely linear story of disgrace and redemption. It starts with romance, it goes through betrayal and revenge, ending in an explosion of self-denial and good feelings.
It's not a film difficult to watch, far from it, it's just meh. If you didn’t watch and it wouldn’t matter at all.
I really have to choose the movies I'm watching better.
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