Pass time y’all! And you know you’re curious. Maybe this is the Ptolemaic Dynasty, and that’s why #GodsSoWhite? But the trailer is a fantastic mishmash of action, gold covered things, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, so I’ma go into this one thinking Dungeons & Dragons: Egypt Edition. In other words, hoping for a crazy fun spectacle that’s meant for popcorn rather than analysis. Synopsis!
In this spectacular action-adventure, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek [Brenton Thwaites] undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus [Nikolaj Coster-Waldau] in an unlikely alliance against Set [Gerard Butler], the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the spectacular final confrontation.
Okay, okay; I’m interested in seeing more of those roaring, fire-breathing giant cobras. And I’m not hating the fact that they’ve got Anubis — one of my all-time favorite gods — and Anat, the goddess of war, sex, and the hunt (though she’s really a Caanan goddess. *pushes glasses up bridge of nose*) Throw in Bast, which is quite possible as IMDb is mum on some actors’ roles, and it’s an ancient-mythology dream team for me. Onward, to passes!What: ADMIT TWO passes for the Baltimore area screening of Gods of Egypt!
When: Wednesday, February 24th
Where: Cinemark Egyptian (naturally)
Why: Cool Egyptian-esque production design in a theater with the same vibe? #kismet
How: Clicky! http://www.lionsgatescreenings.com/AFGOE
REMEMBER: seating for screenings are first-come, first served and not guaranteed. So get there early to get yourself a seat.
Good luck, everyone!