The Eyes Of Horus
Now when most people think of a god they think of an all powerful, all knowing immortal with the strength to move mountains.
Well, in Gods Of Egypt, there is not one, but many gods each bearing their own unique set of strengths and desired attributes which allow them to be legendary.
For example, a god such as Thoth(Boseman) has the power of knowledge and only seeks to learn more about the world, while a god like Hathor(Yung) strives to bring love and peace into the world.
And then we have Horus, a seemingly well-balanced god that is preparing to become king of all gods that is suddenly blindsided by a hungrier stronger god named Set(Butler).
Now who is Set? Well, we'll get to that in a minute, but allow me to share a few more words about Horus(Nikolaj Costar-Waldau).
You see Horus and Set have a "Clash Of The Titans" moment which leaves Horus finding himself without the strong vision to lead as a god king.
And even though living as a king was to be his destiny, Horus spirals into a depression and attempts to live his remaining days as an outcast.
That is until, Bek The Mortal, finds himself in a jam and needs a little of Horus's power to restore his love to the land of the living.
But there's just one problem. Without Horus's ability to clearly see through his own pain, he is unable to help anyone else. So this means, that there is only one thing to do.
Bek must help Horus regain his vision and confront the evil god Set that took it from him.
Set - God Of War And Chaos
I told you we'd get to him..lol
So, Set(Butler) is the god of the all that is wrong in the world. He is essentially the yang of the yin within the realm of Egyptian deities. He is without a doubt a savage that doesn't care who he hurts or how he is perceived by others.
Set only cares about one thing..becoming more powerful! The strange thing about this personal mission of his is that the only way to become more powerful is to harvest the essence of other gods.
So, how does one exactly go about killing a god? Lol..well, you can become a god and go through a system of trial and error or you can just go watch Gods Of Egypt. \m/
After Watching, Gods Of Egypt
I've got to say that I was pleasantly pleased with the final result. The CG effects weren't overbearing to the point that you couldn't focus on what was actually happening within the story. Plus, the movie had a working flow of drama and action to keep the transitions fluid throughout a 2 hour presentation.
I especially enjoyed the manner in which the film was shot showing the gods just out of reach of mortal man's limitations, but still close enough that greatness still seemed possible.
Well, if you haven't yet watched "Gods Of Egypt", it's in theaters now..so go make it happen!
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