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Film Review: Gods of Egypt (2016)

Gods of EgyptTitle: Gods of Egypt
Year: 2016
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

Review: How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

via wikipedia

via wikipedia

On DVD

Directors: Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois

Starring / Voices by:

Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jonah Hill, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson

This early, I daresay that How To Train Your Dragon would get a nod for 2011 Academy Awards Best Picture and win the Best Animation Film category. This film is by far one of the best films I’ve watched this year. The whole thing about it is almost- perfect! Adorable characters, genius dialogues, great fast-paced storyline set in a pre-technology fictional era.

Hiccup and Toothless are the new Lilo and Stitch, Woody and Buzz and yes, they’re the new BFF that would surely capture the hearts of the film festival’s voters and audience all over the world!

In spite of having a poor trailer, this tale of friendship proved to be strong at the box office debuting at number one and preventing the much talked-about “Kick-Ass” to debut atop the cinema charts.

This, without question is a film that you need to enjoy watching in 3D after James Cameron’s Avatar.

Director: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jonah Hill, T.J. Miller, David Tennant, Rabon Atkin Downes, Philip McGrade, Kieron Elliot, Ashley Jensen

I will give this a unprecedented 10/10 rating!