Gods of Egypt

Gods of Egypt is stunning. Visually, it’s pretty much flawless.

They pull off the massive scale very well.

It’s all about larger-than-life things:

  • Sun-God Ra dragging the sun around on a leash, protecting it from the chaos personified (monsterified?) by Apophis, a Chthulian black hole with teeth
  • Gods riding giant vipers that spit fire
  • Gods riding chariots pulled by giant beetles
  • Impossible high obelisks, so high they almost touch the Sun
  • A shifting pyramid of sand that includes and entire sand Sphinx inside

The plot is predictable, after all it’s a 6000 years old story, but good vanquishes evil and order prevails.

It’s the perfect popcorn flick to watch on a lazy Saturday.


This is my place for ramblings about sequences of images that exploit the human visual limitation know as persistence of vision.

Ephemera of Vision