Gods of Egypt is a big budget project that sort of came out of left field, but the negative feelings inspired by its trailer and promotional materials are quite familiar. Set in Egypt, the new film from director Alex Proyas features a mostly white cast, recalling Ridley Scott’s unfortunate casting choices for Exodus: Gods and Kings. But unlike Scott, Proyas and Lionsgate are expressing remorse for the decision by issuing public apologies.
The text says this is Gods of Egypt. And I recognize some of the actors here: Gerard Butler as Set, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Horus, Brenton Thwaites as Bek. And I know the director, Alex Proyas, a talented visual stylist who’s made films like the original Crow, Dark City, and Knowing. But what the hell did they make? Unlike so many of these big, loud wannabe blockbusters, Gods of Egypt isn’t a remake of an old movie, or based on a comic book or a video game. And it’s got big crazy CGI effects and Gerard Butler ripping out Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s eyes, and then people fighting giant fire-breathing snakes, and flying dudes with wings. It’s like the Clash of the Titans remake made a baby with Immortals, and then the baby got beat up by 300. Just weird weird weird.
After separate uproars were raised following studio decisions to cast a well-bronzed Jake Gyllenhaal as Middle Eastern in Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time and a comparably well-bronzed Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, and Aaron Paul as Egyptians in Exodus: Gods and Kings
If Game of Thrones Season 5 had any notable crack in the facade, it was Jaime and Bronn’s ultimately arbitrary adventures in Dorne, a stand-in for a long-delayed book plot returning us to the Riverland Tullys. Now, evidence suggests Jaime may finally fulfill his literary destiny, running afoul of some long-missed book characters as well.
Game of Thrones Season 5 has come to the close of its most brutal season yet, dispensing precious little “Mother’s Mercy” on any of its core characters. Major, major characters suffered the pointy end of a blade, while others met surprise ends, stripped away their sins, or made a surprise return. Find out every character’s fate by our full review!
All week long Game of Thrones has been teasing its musical extravaganza with Coldplay for Red Nose Day, first with Westeros’ main man Tyrion, then older brother Jaime. Now, the whole Game of Thrones crew has assembled for a full-length musical sketch, and in no uncertain terms … Rastafarian Targaryens are coming.
Yesterday Game of Thrones favorite Peter Dinklage gave a musical tribute to the many casualties of Westeros in honor of Red Nose Day, but Jaime Lannister wasn’t about to let his brother fly solo. Now, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has gotten in on the gag, leaving us well on the way to a full-fledged Game of Thrones musical with a love song for Cersei.
Game of Thrones has opened its iron doors for another year with Sunday’s Season 5 premiere, but what striking tone does it set for “The Wars to Come”? We break down that shocking death and tonight’s premiere for what it means toward Game of Thrones Season 5 to come.
In the cutthroat world of HBO’s Game of Thrones, life is hard and even the most innocent people find themselves victimized by the powers that be. So of course SNL would make the comparison between living in Westeros and living on the means streets of Los Angeles. Yes, it’s time to visit the eighth kingdom of this wildly popular fantasy series: South Centros.
'Game of Thrones' Season 5 puts the women in power as alliances shift, characters converge and airplane-sized dragons scorch the skies of George R.R. Martin's Westeros. Our early spoiler-free review, before the HBO premiere on April 12!