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YMMV / Gods of Egypt

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  • Foe Yay: Set with Nephthys, his ex-wife, and Hathor, who he forces to be his queen.
  • Ham and Cheese: Chadwick Boseman seems to be the only one in the cast treating the movie as the Saturday Morning Cartoon that it is.
  • Narm: Systematic narm! The entire movie is littered with it. Some examples include:
    • Any scene where Bek is in danger is made hard to take seriously due to Brenton Thwaites' hilariously unconvincing screaming.
    • Similarly, any possible epicness to be had from Ra's fight with Apophis is undermined by Geoffrey Rush's odd grunting noises whenever Ra fires off a blast of solar energy.
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    • Some of the action sequences are ruined by the random use of the 360-degree spinning camera, Gerard Butler Chewing the Scenery as Set and occasionally obvious greenscreen.
  • Overshadowed by Controversy: Like Exodus: Gods and Kings, which similarly bombed both financially and critically, the whitewashing is pretty much the only thing people are talking about. That said, the whitewashing was considered one of the film's lesser problems once it was actually released and critically savaged.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Chadwick Boseman as Thoth. That was just a couple of months before Captain America: Civil War introduced him in his now-iconic role of Black Panther.
  • Romantic Plot Tumor: Bek does pretty much nothing unless Zaya asks him to, and romance even prevents him from stopping the villain.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Some, such as Chris Stuckmann, see the film as this due to its many unintentionally hilarious moments, but he still found it to be one of the worst of the year, since the entertainment was all unintentional.
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  • Special Effect Failure: Most of the CGI looks fake and makes you wonder where all that money went. Also, there are parts where the use of greenscreen is obvious.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: A big-budget Hollywood fantasy movie reimagining the Egyptian gods as warring quasi-futuristic technological deities? How could that premise, under the direction of the man who made The Crow and Dark City nothing less, have turned out so dull?
  • Unfortunate Implications: The movie received a strong backlash for its whitewashing of almost all of the cast except for one guy who is immediately killed off. The biggest "unfortunate" part comes from how all but one of the superpowered, explicitly greater-than-human gods are white, whereas the Egyptians they rule and are worshiped by... aren't.note  The studio itself eventually apologized for this before the movie came out.


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