“Gods of Egypt” brings the ancient mythology of gods and war to life. It is an old-fashioned, epic film about gods and mortals. Set (Gerard Butler), the menacing god of darkness, winds up on the throne of Egypt after he seizes power. The rightful heir, the god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), has his eyes pulled out by Set and can never hope to gain the throne without them. The mortal Bek (Brenton Thwaites) is willing to help Horus get his eyes back if he will help bring back his true love, Zaya (Courtney Eaton) from the underworld. Although it has never been done before, Horus says he knows of a way, so Bek and Horus set out to defeat Set. Ultimately, the god Ra (Geoffrey Rush) plays a part in the outcome in the struggle between Horus and Set, which is a battle for the throne of Egypt.
The movie features spectacular effects, although in the opening sequence, which slowly spans the pyramids and ancient city of Egypt, they are obviously CGI images. But the effects get better after that. The film features many battles and fights but almost no blood, and when it does, the blood is mostly golden, from various gods. “Gods of Egypt” is a fantasy film all the way. Due to the compelling themes of true love and good triumphing over evil, we are pleased to award this film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12-plus.