GODS OF EGYPT
Allied is giving away 20 tickets for God’s of Egypt
Here the link to the contest page: http://tinyurl.com/CHIDEFGOE
In theaters February 26th
The survival of mankind hangs in the balance when Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, usurps Egypt’s throne and plunges the prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Hoping to save the world and rescue his true love, a defiant mortal named Bek (Brenton Thwaites) forms an unlikely alliance with the powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Their battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens for an epic confrontation.
Official Trailer: hhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMVxECWC-vk
Director Alex Proyas has apologized for the lack of diversity in the cast of the action-fantasy movie Gods of Egypt but Australian director remains convinced he chose the right actors.
On the eve of the Australian-shot movie opening wide in the US and this country, the filmmaker behind The Crow, Dark City, I, Robot and Knowing has a pragmatic view of the controversy that blew up when the poster and trailer for the movie were released late last year, drawing flak on social media for the predominantly white cast playing ancient Egyptian mortals and gods.
“It’s a fact of life,” Proyas says. “It’s the world we live in right now. The movie is not the best platform for this debate so I’ll leave to others to discuss inclusiveness in Hollywood movies.
“I keep coming back to the fact the movie is a fantasy, it’s an adventure, it’s not based on any historical ideas.
“I tried to cast the movie as inclusively as possible in terms of all races really – white, Black and Asian – so to me it seems to be an appropriate way to cast a movie like this.”
Oh well I’m going to go see the film again because I just so happen to love the “fantasy” genre and I am well aware that this film is indeed a fantasy. Go see it if this is your sort of thing.
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