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  • Narm: Any possible epicness to be had from Ra's fight with Apophis is undermined by Geoffrey Rush's grunting noises whenever Ra fires off a blast of solar energy. Not to mention: it's Geoffrey Rush in flowing robes and a giant, golden headdress, still occasionally channeling being a pirate and using jarringly vulgar language (Though it could be argued this also goes a great way towards portraying Ra as actually being a down-to-earth rather than aloof, distant and overly pompous sun god).
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  • 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.
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  • 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: There are parts where the use of greenscreen is obvious. Apart from that, the special effects aren't bad. They are just very obviously special effects, reminding one of a high quality video game.
  • 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 worshipped by... aren't.note  The studio itself eventually apologized for this before the movie came out.


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