Title: Gods of Egypt
Director: Alex Proyas
Cast: Brenton Thwaits, Nikolak Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Elodie Young, Courtney Eaton
Gods of Egypt may just be the worst film I’ve seen this year or from the last two years if I’m being honest. The whole thing was just horridly executed with a very weak storyline, unimpressive CGI’s and overall performances of actors who didn’t quite deliver the goods.
I am so much up for epic films. I loved me some mythical creatures – fiction or nonfiction and loved my history lessons but this didn’t quite get me to that place where I was left in awe-inspiring wonder of the world the film was trying to create.
Let me just say how awfully off the humor was. It’s just all awkward and wished that it was just all grit. Why does it have humor in the first place?
Speaking of grit – it was zero. Nada. Nil. I would appreciate a grittier execution ala-300 than the awful, puke-inducing cheesy lines from each character with the rather dull CGI’s.
Meanwhile, lead stars Gerard Butler (Set), Brenton Thwaits (Bek) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Horus) were like one actor with multiple roles (just ridic af) and that’s not good in my book. Not even Geoffrey Rush whom I loved dearly could save the film because he’s just all kinds of out of place here.
One thing that may have some merit here is the costume design and absolutely nothing else.
There may be some people who may enjoy this one but I honestly cannot fathom why they would…just saying.
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Director: Tom Hooper
Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham-Carter
I’ve seen this film for a couple of times now this year and those times that I’ve watched it made me like Colin Firth even more. The guy’s a genius and deserves all the accolades that he’s gotten so far from this film.
The story is basically about King George VI of England (Firth) overcoming his speech impediment (stammer) with the help of his speech therapist Lionel Logue played by Geoffrey Rush. This true story was quite simple to begin with, Tom Hooper who directed the film was able to accomplish that period era vibe and pulled the greatness out of Firth, Rush and Bonham-Carter.
Firth’s stutter is very much convincing in every scenes. He’s also very much adorable as a very intimidated Duke and a loving father and husband. I love the part when he was telling a story to his kids.
Geoffrey Rush was such a delight to watch all through out the film. He embodies the characteristics of a unconventional therapist/teacher and you will really believe him.
Helena Bonham-Carter played a very refreshing Duchess / Queen as well. I’m not used to seeing her act normal but in this film, she really did pull it off. She’s such a darling to watch and very lovable for that matter.
I’m not surprised at all that these three got the nods of the Academy for they all played their role in such a manner that you would want to repeat the film over and over to see them again.
With that being said, I declare this film my Best Picture of 2010 with Firth as my Oscar’s Best Actor.
posted 02/26/2011 at paddylastreviews.blogspot.com
Posted in Movies
Tagged Anthony Andrews, Claire Bloom, Colin Firth, Derek Jacobi, Eve Best, Film Review, Freya Wilson, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, Helena Bonham-Carter, Jennifer Ehle, Michael Gambon, Ramona Marquez, Roger Hammond, Tim Downie, Timothy Spall
Gateway Cineplex Cinema 5-3D
September 24, 2010
Directed by Zac Snyder
Starring: Jim Sturgess, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Barclay, Anthony LaPaglia, David Wenham, Ryan Kwanten, Helen Mirren, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving
I have high expectations for this film and I was just a bit disappointed with its lack of excitement. I love that it’s almost in full 3D and I enjoyed it visually but was ultimately let-down by the whole story. I cannot find the ‘spunk’ that I saw in its trailer. Its graphics are exemplary –the best thing about it is its musical score. It’s not that bad of a film and I would consider watching it for the second time but I still won’t enjoy it as much as my friend Malcolm did. The audience’ consensus was like “It was just an OK film.”
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Tagged Anthony LaPaglia, David Wenham, Emily Barclay, Film Review, Geoffrey Rush, Helen Mirren, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Ryan Kwanten, Sam Neill, Zac Snyder