Okay, so you know those films that are all glitz and glamour, with absolutely no substance to back them up? Think this year’s Jupiter Ascending or 2014’s Hercules. The kind that are a visual feast for the eyes, but fall flat when it comes to storytelling, acting, editing…
Well, today my friends, I bring you the next entrant into that very esteemed club! Entertainment One has released the first trailer for the upcoming Gods Of Egypt, and it’s pretty awesome, in that spectacularly awful way.
Okay, so this has got terrible written all over it, and not in a so bad it’s good way, either. Which is too bad because I really like Gerard Butler (although he really needs to start making better choices!) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau but this is definitely not the way for either of them to make friends and influence people. (We’re not even going to talk about the lily-white complexion of the Egyptian gods!) I’m all for epic fantasy, but it has to be good, or it just becomes laughable. And there’s nothing more disappointing than bad fantasy, because I love the genre and would love to see it make an honest to goodness comeback.
We’re at a place in film history where visually, anything is possible. But does that really mean we should be creating films just because we can? Sadly, with the release of films like this one, it appears the answer is no.
Gods Of Egypt is set for release on February 26, 2016.
Make sure to check back for updates—right here on Geek Nation.
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