In Hollywood’s version of Egypt, there are few characters portrayed by actors actually from Egypt, or any part of the world that is not located in either the United Kingdom or America. Why is this? We’re not sure, but it probably has to do with some form of institutionalized racism, though Chadwick Boseman does appear for a quick second, at least.
That being said, this movie has Mike Banning from Olympus Has Fallen (Gerard Butler) ripping out the eyes of Jaime “The Kingslayer” Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), a plot point in the trailer immediately followed-up by a thief stealing a glass eye from a God just to impress a girl. Lots of other things happen too, and it’s all quite colorful, which is appreciated, and very CGI-heavy, which is less than desirable. If we’re lucky, someone will cross this over with the Clash of the Titans franchise.
Here’s the official plot synopsis of Gods of Egypt, a movie starring an-all white cast plus one black guy:
The survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek (Brenton Thwaites) undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful and vengeful 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.
Gods of Egypt opens February 26, 2016.
Gods of Egypt hits theaters on February 26th, 2016.
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