(This review may contain spoilers).
Having such a strong interest in ancient mythology, I was quite eager to see this movie when I first saw it advertised… and although the narrator telling the story isn’t an original plot, I did particularly like Bek. Some of his interactions with Horus were particularly amusing to watch.
It was interesting to see hints of the relationship between the family and I couldn’t help feeling some sympathy for Set, even though he really wasn’t a good character and he lost a lot of the sympathy I had for him by the end.
I really liked seeing Bek’s relationship with Zaya and it was good to see that Zaya kept her faith throughout the movie. While I would have liked to see a bit more of the relationships between the secondary characters, I did think a lot of the main characters were well-developed.
It was good to be able to see different parts of the world, such as Ra’s battles in the sky and hints of the afterlife. While I did enjoy seeing some of the transformations of the gods, I would have liked to see a bit more of what they could do… and what their limitations were.
One of my favourite parts of this movie was the relationship between Horus and Bek. It was good to see them starting to respect each other and becoming friends… even though they started off as uneasy allies.
I found Hathor a really interesting character and I would have liked some more details about her past, especially as she was one of the mythological figures I didn’t know a lot about. I did like Thoth and it was good to see he did play an important part in what they were trying to do.
I did like a lot of the actors in this movie… though I have to say that the ethnicity wasn’t exactly realistic for the time period.
This movie was engaging and I did enjoy watching it. There was a lot of action and some very good fantasy elements… but this movie was a 12A here in the UK and I wouldn’t recommend taking children much younger than that to see this, as there was a lot of violence and some quite graphic… even if there wasn’t much in the way of conventional gore.