It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time: Gods of Egypt (2016)

“It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time” is a series that focuses on movies which have a bad critical reputation, bombed in the box office, or serve as guilty pleasures. Also, I am aware it’s been a while since I wrote one of these articles, so sorry it took so long.

Before “Warcraft” came out, film critic David Ehrlich said that it is the “Battlefield Earth” of the 21st century. Granted, it doesn’t look like a good movie, but I haven’t seen it yet so I can’t judge yet. Also, I wonder if I’d agree with him after seeing “Gods of Egypt”, which to me, felt more like that notorious big budget fiasco than any movie in recent memory-something that does for Egyptian mythology what BE did for science fiction. It turns it into a mix of unintended hilarity, mind-numbing boredom and aggressively bad special effects.

Box Office: $31.2 million (U.S.), $111.1 million (overseas) $142.2 Million (overall)


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