Mortal hero Bek teams with the god Horus in an alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict.
Theseus (Henry Cavill) is a mortal man chosen by Zeus (Luke Evans) to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
Set, the merciless god of darkness, has taken over the throne of Egypt and plunged the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Few dare to rebel against him. A young thief, whose love was taken captive by the god, seeks to dethrone and defeat Set with the aid of the powerful god Horus.Written by
In some stories from Egyptian mythology Set, Horus, Osiris, Nephthys, and Isis are all siblings. See more »
Horus claims that he chose to catch Bek at the top of Set's tower instead of catching his missing eye, because protecting his people is more important than his own pride. However, catching his eye would have been the better option for protecting Bek (as it would have immediately restored Horus' power of flight), so this makes no logical or plot sense at all. See more »
Every night the battle between chaos and creation must go on, otherwise the world will be destroyed. For you see, there are worse things than Set.
That's not true! He killed my father, your son!
They are BOTH my sons! I favored them equally!
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This movie is pretty much what you get when Alexander Proyas saw Clash of the Titans (2010) and Wrath of the Titans (2012), and says to himself "What the hell is this? This isn't Harryhausen!" ... and then he goes off an makes a pitch-perfect film that pays homage to the classics - Clash of the Titans, Jason and The Argonauts, etcetera.
It's awesomely done, with fight scenes reminiscent of Wuxia films from the 1980s, a color palette that's sublime, and a sense of humor that shines through.
Ignore the critics. Just enjoy a damn fine movie that hits all the right spots to enjoy with a bucket of popcorn.
Bonus: It has zero product placement - which makes up for I, Robot.
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