Initial Reaction: Video Review - GODS OF EGYPT

With the three new wide releases this weekend underperforming, it seems this was not the weekend to try our first hand at two reviews, but oh well...here we are. Not only did we review this weekend's box office bomb (and deservedly so) Gods of Egypt, but we also took on Eddie the Eagle which came in fifth place to the tune of $6.3 million on a budget of $23m. While that may not seem great, it was more or less what was expected of the film while GOE has more explaining to do as it only conjured up an estimated $14m on a $140m budget plus a $30m marketing budget. This will be an interesting story to see play out as the movie is generally horrible (receiving a B- cinemascore from opening day audiences) and will cost its multiple financers and distributor a ton of cash. While the whitewashing of an ancient Egyptian story has been the main focus of complaint around the film since its trailer premiered back in November, that is the least of the films problems. While I hope Hollywood doesn't take away the wrong lesson from this flop (there is no room for big budget, original films with spectacle) I do hope they consider the quality of their product from now on and know that a CGI-filled world of transforming Gods and conventional storylines isn't enough to persuade audiences to spend the amount of money IMAX 3D theaters are charging to see such schlock. GOE has a few moments where it seems to want to be daring enough to try something different, but it doesn't hold to those innovations throughout and besides that, it's generally something of classic heroes journey masquerading as an aberration. For more, hit the jump to see our full video review and be sure to subscribe to our channel to get the latest video reviews! We'll hopefully have two more reviews for you this weekend as Zootopia and London Has Fallen premiere in theaters.



You can also read my written review here.



You can also read my written review here.