The gods have gone crazy again
Five thousand years ago on the territory of modern Egypt arose early kingdom, united state of Lower and Upper Egypt, but mythology, deified Gore, Seth and Osiris, the characters of this story, was formed much later - in the ancient kingdom. In the period between 2700 and 2200 years BC. e. Egyptians have learned very well to understand divine things, kinship and conflicts within the local gods. This is surprising, because one of the priests or the Pharaohs mere mortals did not see a single living God in his life.
Filming scenes in the Sahara took place in Australia. The filmmakers considered filming in the Sahara desert itself is too dangerous.
In the new film by Alex Proyas gods literally walk among the people. This high strong men and beautiful women. It is understandable, the gods must somehow differ from mortals. Living both nations in the world, although little subservient great because the latter gold and blood and power to spare. But thousands of years of prosperity crumble into dust, as Seth, brother of Osiris, makes a coup right during the Coronation Hill. For people who come the dark days of oppression and slavery, and the path to the afterlife becomes expensive.
About 200 people (from the cast to the crew members and technicians) from taking part in the work on the film "Gods of Egypt" before working in the film "Mad Max: Fury Road" (2015). This is a senior assistant director, director of special effects group (Julian Deems), stunt (Tim Wong, and others), actors (Courtney Eaton, Abbey Lee, Bruce Spence, and others) and many others.
With such a deliberate simplicity indisputable advantage of the painting becomes its external beauty. All around are incredibly beautiful, palaces dazzle shining luxury outfits are striking splendor and brilliance. One can see the gods are experts in the decorative arts. Such splendor fictional Egypt still did not know. As if the main task of the artist was to confound all their predecessors, depicting the ancient kingdom, including the sensational "Exodus."
Do you have a movie second bottom? Hardly. Confrontation Seth and Horus both dark and light began quite typical for fantasy. To their credit, the authors of the mythology of early Egyptian history has undergone only minor changes. In particular, initially Hathor was the wife of Horus and Seth - the master of sandstorms - has always been a defender of Ra from the chaos personified the great serpent Apophis. And the whole story of the betrayal and the subsequent confrontation described in detail in the ancient texts. But if you look a little further, then the image of Set in the late religious tradition is beginning to take a more sinister character. With the end of the New Kingdom he became the embodiment of evil, substituting Apophis, and that his new role is reflected in the different cultures. Since the ancient Jews identified with Seth Baal, the god of Babylon, Syria and other nations, and pursued the fans of this cult. In the Old Testament Baal he turned into Beelzebub, that is, the Devil. But in the New Testament Satan became epitomize absolute evil, while at the same time the angel Lucifer, cast out of Heaven for the opposition to God.
"The gods of Egypt" - a little weak story picture director "Dark City" movie, "The Raven" and "I, Robot", but also the most spectacular. This, above all, a fairy tale, and in its simplicity it is much more honest pseudo fantasies Scott and others on the subject of biblical myths as not trying to pass off as truth something that never happened.