First ‘Gods of Egypt’ Trailer Looks Very Fantastical

Alex Proyas-Directed Epic

Lionsgate has released the first trailer for Gods of Egypt and it looks very fantastical, but I’m not sure I mean that in a good way.

Alex Proyas-directed spectacular action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt looks like a movie for 12 year olds and it’s not a bad thing, as long as it’s rated PG-13. Unfortunately, this feels like another weak story propped up by tons of meh CGI.

Elsewhere, Gerard Butler stars as Set, God of the Desert, joined by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Horus, God of the Sky, Brenton Thwaites as Bek, Thief of Legend, Chadwick Boseman as Toth, God of Wisdom and Elodie Yung as Hathor, Goddess of Love.

Geoffrey Rush, Rufus Sewell, Abbey Lee, and Courtney Eaton are also part of the ensemble for the movie which opens on February 26, 2016. You can see the trailer for yourself below:

Um, cocaine white. It’ll probably have some cool scenes who knows, Proyas has a Michael Bay budget at his disposal. You can also check out the eye-searingly colorful character posters that debuted last week.

In this spectacular action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt, 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 epic final confrontation.