A Turkey That’s Four Months Away… Lionsgate’s “Gods of Egypt”


WTF CUT OF THE WEEK: Lionsgate’s “Gods of Egypt” (Feb. 26, 2016)


As you may or may not be aware, there is a slightly pornographic film called “Caligula,” released in 1979, that cast-member Helen Mirren once referred to as an “irresistible mix of art and genitals.”

“Caligula” is an erotic historical drama about the rise and fall of a Roman Emperor.

“Gods of Egypt” might just usher in the fall of Lionsgate.

When watching the trailer you can literally see the hundreds of millions of dollars reaped by “Hunger Games” being singed and burnt in an utterly “resistible mix of every fantasy film every made.”

It’s as if “300,” “Clash of the Titans,” “Immortals,” “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “Prince of Persia,” “Gladiator,” “John Carter,” “Troy,” “Stargate,” and “The Mummy” had a massive orgy and gave birth.

Alex Proyas (“The Crow,” “I, Robot”) directs…for maybe the last time, at least in the blockbuster arena. Reportedly budgeted at $140M, it sure does looks like it cost $250M. Maybe that’s just money well spent…

“Run. We mortals do it all the time.” Indeed. Run away.


Jeff Bock, NewsWhistle’s movie editor, is the senior box office analyst at Exhibitor Relations in Los Angeles, California. He can be reached at Jeff@NewsWhistle.com.

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