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First Epic Trailer for Alex Proyas' Fantastical 'Gods of Egypt' Movie

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November 17, 2015
Source: Apple

Gods of Egypt

All of creation is at stake. All of heaven is at war. Whoa! Summit has debuted the first epic trailer for Alex Proyas' Gods of Egypt, an action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt. The ensemble cast of Gods includes Gerard Butler as Set, God of the Desert; Brenton Thwaites as Bek, Thief of Legend; Chadwick Boseman as Thoth, God of Wisdom; Elodie Yung as Hathor, Goddess of Love; and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Horus, God of the Sky. This looks crazy, and I'm not sure I mean that in a good way. It sort of reminds me of some kind of weird mash-up between Jupiter Ascending and Exodus: Gods & Kings. There are so many epic shots, so many fantastical elements. I will say - they got me with those giant snakes.

Here's the first official trailer for Alex Proyas' Gods of Egypt, in high def from Apple:

Gods of Egypt

In this spectacular action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek (Brenton Thwaites) undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful 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 is directed by Alex Proyas (of The Crow, Dark City, I Robot, Knowing) from a screenplay by Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless. Gods of Egypt arrives on February 26th.

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Reader Feedback - 48 Comments

1

EPIC?? Just another CGI crapfest.

qweqwu on Nov 17, 2015

2

Well giant Cobras went extinct a while back and the gods themselves were too busy to make an appearance so they had to settle for cgi.

Jon Odishaw on Nov 17, 2015

3

Still, that's no excuse for visual effects from 2003, and then you combine the crappy cgi with the lame ass one-liners, and you are certain to fail.

qweqwu on Nov 17, 2015

4

True but I don't think Proyas has a Michael bay budget at his disposal. The cgi is about as good as I could have hoped.

Jon Odishaw on Nov 17, 2015

5

Total CGI shitfest. I guess by Epic because it's (loosely) based on Egyptian epic lore? maybe....?

TheOct8pus on Nov 17, 2015

6

I think I peed a little. Proyas sure has an eye for amazing visuals.

Jon Odishaw on Nov 17, 2015

7

This is coming to the cinemas? Looks more like a SyFy Original Movie to me!!! Couple of cool moments yes, but the cgi was kinda terrible at best...

Enola on Nov 17, 2015

8

I would agree but you said "at best" and at its best was with those giant snakes, and they looked pretty damn good.

Jon Odishaw on Nov 17, 2015

9

I dig Proyas, and this will probably be a fun watch, but not expecting much more than that.

grimjob on Nov 17, 2015

10

Gerard Butler back to his roots....Egyptian roots...

TheOct8pus on Nov 17, 2015

11

Yeah those snakes looked pretty amazing. I hope the rest of the effects get to that level by the time this gets released.

David Diaz on Nov 17, 2015

12

Wow, the cgi is heavy but it looks fun.

Matthew on Nov 17, 2015

13

Egyptian gods were often mean and pretty much cruel. Like most of the ancient gods. But they were keeping the balance, they were not ruining it as this is trying to show us. Anyway, I know it's mindless fun but I'm still not sure about watching it ...

shiboleth on Nov 17, 2015

14

Sooooo they've rebooted Clash of the Titans. "Release the Cracken again!"

W. on Nov 17, 2015

15

I believe it should say: "Re-Release the KRAKEN!"

wylles on Nov 17, 2015

16

Looks like it will be crappy, but fun.

Higgens on Nov 17, 2015

17

This video game trailer would look so cool, if it debuted for Playstation 2 back in 2002.

cg on Nov 17, 2015

18

Tasteless vfx and camera work aside, those lines of dialogue were excruciating! A complete miss, what were they thinking.

Mr Chatterbox on Nov 17, 2015

19

If, by "epic", you mean "festering pile of crocodile poop", then, yes, I agree.

Joshua Addisson Roach on Nov 17, 2015

20

Sure, why not.

Xerxexx on Nov 17, 2015

21

Oh, i hate white Gods.

toonfed on Nov 17, 2015

22

Oh.....my.....lord.....that....looks...completely....and...totally.....AWFUL

Have Hope on Nov 17, 2015

23

AKA, Shot On Green Screen Soundstage: The Movie.

evilED on Nov 17, 2015

24

If there is anything that Hollywood has taught me, it's that all ancient Egyptians were white and British.

Joe Y. on Nov 17, 2015

25

lol seriously

cg on Nov 17, 2015

26

hehehehheeeeehheee. Man, it's so bizarre.

Carpola on Nov 17, 2015

27

Actually one of them is Danish. It makes so much more sense now.

Norbert on Nov 18, 2015

28

It's like sf movies in space: universal language over there is unavoidably and always English ...

shiboleth on Nov 18, 2015

29

Box office bomb.....this looks like utter garbage.

Firefly15 on Nov 17, 2015

30

That looked better than Warcraft! I'm on board with this!!

Why? on Nov 17, 2015

31

What Videogame from 2002 is this?

wylles on Nov 17, 2015

32

It looks pretty bad, but I really look forward to watching it for some reason.

Carpola on Nov 17, 2015

33

lol

Jim Dawkins on Nov 17, 2015

34

Oh my days, and we thought George Lucas went CGI crazy! This looks appalling. In a day of endless remakes and on the back of the news that they are remaking a Christopher Nolan classic, how the hell do these films get green lit?

Matt on Nov 18, 2015

35

This is the one with Eddie Murphy, right?

naundob on Nov 18, 2015

36

Clash of the titans III - Perseus goes to Egypt

Altares on Nov 18, 2015

37

epic shit

Joker's hideout on Nov 18, 2015

38

looks silly.....may catch it on a matinee

Trey on Nov 18, 2015

39

Visually it looks,,,,,wait, I can't. Won't even waste $1.50 on redbox. Hollywood garbage.

CShane on Nov 18, 2015

40

How in the world does this get made...Honestly what producer thought this was a decent idea and even worse who agent thought this was a good idea for Butler, Twaites, Boseman, Coster-Waldu who are all arguably good actors that have potential with the right script. But to be frank...you know someone's "Uncle" helped them get this made.

Darren Geeter on Nov 18, 2015

41

well it gets made to make use of tax breaks from Australia and international pre-sales. Thanks to those this movie has already broken even.

Dan Hibiki on Nov 18, 2015

42

This has box office flop written all over it.

Nadir Ahmed on Nov 18, 2015

43

I hope so. So it sends a message to Hollywood. Just because you can make anything now with cartoony video game looking CG doesn't mean you have to. The effects in this movie are phoned in. Typical modern CG that's sped up. Because apparently super fast CG creatures equals awesome. Who's impressed? Oh yeah, no one. Unless you have been living under a rock. Remember when special effects used to impress us and didn't look so typically unremarkable.

Orionsangel on Nov 19, 2015

44

LOL! What the hell is this! I must say it looks like a ton of dumb fun though.

DAVIDPD on Nov 18, 2015

45

Oh boy. Sped up cartoony looking CG with white people running Egypt. Who's impressed? Oh yeah, no one. Unless you have been living under a rock. Remember when special effects used to impress us and didn't look so typically unremarkable

Orionsangel on Nov 19, 2015

46

They sure make this look like the third Clash of the Titans. Is that supposed to attract a big box office?

bumboclot on Nov 19, 2015

47

not....1.......single.......black.....person.....or actual....egyptian or actor whoe isn't [bunny ears] white [bunny ears].....ughhhhh. is it too much to ask for or want. smdh diversity

3fingerlouie on Nov 21, 2015

48

Why.....are......you.....typing...like....this....?

Xerxexx on Feb 7, 2016

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