Gods of Egypt

Gods of Egypt

Alex Proyas (2016)

12A Certificate


Our Score
This action blockbuster is set in Ancient Egypt, where a mortal (Brenton Thwaites) convinces a fallen god (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) to help him overthrow the evil god-king Set (Gerard Butler). Drenched in off-putting computer effects, the story tries to be part superhero film, part fantasy adventure, failing to meet either goal. As the story gets more ludicrous, so, too, does the action, with obstacles so silly the mission becomes pointless. Faced with all this chaos, the actors are perhaps inevitably doomed to fail. Fresh faced Thwaites and an eye-patched Coster-Waldau are a comically bad double act, but neither compare to the scenery chewing Butler, whose performance is a mess of posturing. Geoffrey Rush looks embarrassed to be on screen, shrouded in CGI as top god Ra. An Egyptian tale with no Egyptian actors or accents, this is a textbook big-budget turkey full of pointless noise and extravagance.


An ancient Egyptian god is driven into exile when his evil brother murders their father and seizes his throne. He enlists the aid of a human thief in restoring justice, and in return offers to help the mortal to bring his murdered lover back to life. Fantasy adventure, starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Gerard Butler and Chadwick Boseman.

Cast & Crew

Horus Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Bek Brenton Thwaites
Set Gerard Butler
Ra Geoffrey Rush
Thoth Chadwick Boseman
Hathor Elodie Yung
Zaya Courtney Eaton
Urshu Rufus Sewell
Osiris Bryan Brown
Nephthys Emma Booth
Isis Rachael Blake
Head judge Bruce Spence
Director Alex Proyas
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Entertainment OneGuidance: violence, swearingAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 17 Jun 2016