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GODS OF EGYPT

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Gods of Egypt

Gods of Egypt

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Gods of Egypt

Gerald Butler as Set,  Brenton Thwaites  as Bek, Nikolai Coster-Waldau as Horus

 

 

 

                                 

 

 

 

 

Chadwick Boseman as Thoth

Chadwick Boseman as Thoth

In theaters February 26th

Synopsis:

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

Website: http://www.godsofegypt.movie

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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.”

Interesting! However  those of color who are marginalized in the world would like to see people of color in films about people of color. Such mention of fantasy as Proyas projects is lazy at best because if one were to do an  film about the Vikings an made them all people of color the white world would be up in arms, lest it be explained  . . . “the fact the movie is a fantasy, it’s an adventure, it’s not based on any historical ideas.”  Really? This sort of cavalier attitude about choices that reveal ones view of the world Ancient to the future  is significant beyond fantasy. Has fantasy, the fairytales  e have grown up on helped to shape our worlds, our view of life, gender roles etc.,? 

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.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/director-alex-proyas-believes-he-cast-the-right-actors-for-gods-of-egypt-20160225-gn02za.html#ixzz41Fa8pQnL

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