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Gods of Egypt is here! And Gods of Egypt is terrible. But not every Egypt-centric adventure is as horrifyingly head-scratching as Gerard Butler’s latest career move. One of my all-time favorite books as a kid was The Egypt Game, which is wonderfully written and makes ancient history exciting in a unique way.
This has been a long-ass week. Did you know there were three Tuesdays and five Wednesdays this week? It’s because it was a Leap Week or something. But it’s over! Let’s celebrate by rolling out some bloody awesome GIFs. What you got?
Go ahead, commit cannibalism! Slaughter your neighbors and feast on their still-warm flesh. Nobody can judge you, because the mere existence of the film Gods of Egypt has dissolved all social contracts, and eliminated forever all concepts of good and evil.
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Gerard Butler is everywhere lately pimping out his latest movies, Gods of Egypt and London Has Fallen. Both look amazingly ridiculous—a theme that comes up again and again, throughout Butler’s surprisingly lengthy filmography. How could one man star in so many silly movies? Let us count the ways.
Gods of Egypt is finally premiering this week, but no matter how weel it does (or how poorly) it will always be remembered mainly for causing such an uproar, the director was forced to apologize. But it’s just the latest in a long line of movies where characters of color are played by white actors. Movies that should…
Guys, I’m getting a little worried about Gods of Egypt’s commitment to historical accuracy.
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I mean that literally: everything in this movie is stupid. But stupid in such high quantities that I have to almost admire it. Like, this movie is a puppy that keeps shitting on my floor, but it’s too cute for me to really get worked up.
It’s not often that a trailer actually makes me snort. But once Geoffrey Rush’s Ra (yes, that is an Australian playing Ra in this thing) exhorts the “god of the air” to “protect the mortals,” that was it for me.
When the trailer for Gods of Egypt came out earlier this month, everyone noticed a couple of things: it’s cast was predominantly Caucasian, which is weird, considering where and when it was set. Now, the studio and director have admitted that they could have done better there.
Welp. Gods of Egypt is a thing that is happening. And the trailer very much relies on the sheer spectacle eclipsing any other issue this film might raise. But we are not fooled, Gods of Egypt.
With these posters, a movie that I’d barely paid attention to gets the highest compliment I can give: This is so ridiculous, I might have to see it.