Gods of Egypt International Trailer (2016)

Trailer for Gods of Egypt that was released to international markets shows plenty of never before seen visuals from the film along with what looks to be updated scenes that were given better or additional effects work.

Ages have passed since the gods walked among us. Before the war that divided us for eternity.

International trailer courtesy of Empire Magazine.

Though set in Egypt, Gods of Egypt was shot on location in Australia. The Sahara desert was considered but ultimately deemed too dangerous.

Displeasing to audiences and the press, the film contains no Egyptian actors.

Gods of Egypt shares around 200 of the same crew members with Mad Max: Fury Road, including assistant directors, stunt coordinators, visual effects supervisors, and more.

This is director Alex Proyas' first feature film for a number of years. He was born in Egypt, to Greek parents, and moved to Australia when he was small.

Gods of Egypt International Trailer Screencap

If you love big budget blockbuster movies with special effects galore, chances are that you'll love the trailer for Gods of Egypt. Set in the ancient days of the Egyptian gods, the film stars Gerard Butler, Brenton Thwaites, and Geoffrey Rush.

The trailer focuses heavily on visuals, and the effects are stunning. Both the backdrop of ancient Egypt and the desert prove to be a fantastic setting for mythical beasts to cause mayhem, and of course, for the Gods to battle them. The beasts have obviously had a serious amount of time and money spent on them, and it shows. You forget you're watching CG and instead focus on how they interact with the human actors on screen.

Unfortunately, the effort put into the special effects seems to come at cost to the acting and direction. What little we see and hear of interaction between the actors seems terribly forced and unreal; the dialogue is strained and the script sounds completely false. I'm surprised to see Geoffrey Rush's name on the cast list since he is an actor I rate incredibly highly so it pains me to see him associated with a film that seemingly has such a weak script.

Still, we can appreciate the trailer for what it is; a great example of the capabilities of today's technology and the huge advancements made in CG and green screen. I just don't think the film itself is going to be up to much.

1 min 37 sec


Posted On
February 02, 2016
Alex Proyas

Matt Sazama


February 26, 2016
Gerard Butler
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Rufus Sewell
Brenton Thwaites
Geoffrey Rush
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