Gods of Egypt

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Cheesy spectacle isn't just bad but also violent and racy.

PG-13 2016 127 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 18+

Writing is what Matters

Diversity or all that woke filtering don't make a movie well executed, just more palatable for those who self-identify as easily offended. Writing, directing, character development, cast and acting make a movie well executed. This movie was written in such a shallow, disjointed manner, it makes me wonder who in Hollywood keeps paying for scripts that would even fail a 10 year-old writer in 5th-grade English class. Reality check: even if all the actors were native Egyptians, even if all the machismo-male and decoration-female caricatures were erased -- this movie would still be bad because the writing is less than amateurish. For those complaining about the perceived special-effects cheesieness, that's just technology bub! In 2050 they'll be saying the same thing about the special effects you currently slobber over. And to remind you, the 1930s King King has what we now consider cheesy S.E., but that remains a goid movie. Why, because writing and character development matter. S.E. can't save a movie poorly written with shallow characters, and it can't sink one that is thoughtfully, creatively written with rational pacing and withcharacters fully developed. Even a good supporting cast can't help when script writers and directors are no better than D-student 5th graders. And ... all that woke stuff about diversity and sensitivity, although it might fit the safe-space boundaries, it doesn't add + or - to whether a movie's actual quality is well executed or not.
age 9+

Hard to say in words how about this movie is

This movie might literally be one of the worst movies i've ever seen, the acting is terrible, and it's not about anything other than so called gods gratuitously beating each other to death for stupid reasons, and unnecessary sex scenes put in for so called humor. I can't see any of the actual effort that was put into making this, and honestly I don't think was any effort...cause it's notoriously horrible. The one thing about this movie which wasn't completely atrocious is the CGI, but it's still not very good (and also chadwick boseman was pretty cool). I've gotta say that all in all, this movie can't possibly deserve more than about 20% out of 100.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

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