Alex Proyas’ effects-laden spectacular Gods of Egypt has rocked up on 4K Ultra HD. But is it fit for a god, or just “Oh, god”?
The story: Even godlike siblings don’t always get along, as the god-on-god action amplifies. Careful guys, it’s all fun and games until somebody loses two eyes… Enter young mortal Bek, who unites with good god Horus in a quest to bring down bad god Set, who’s grabbed the throne of Egypt and brought nothing but trouble and conflict to the land of noseless human/lion hybrid statues and very pointy buildings.
Epic was the aim with Gods of Egypt, and while the story verges on abject silliness for most of the two-hour running time, visually things live up to expectations. Speaking of visuals…
“I can understand killing for a throne, but this is madness!”
The 4K disc: Gods of Egypt is a very shiny film, and that shininess is bolstered significantly by the addition of standard HDR to this upscaled 2K presentation. Look at the gold shine! Look at the gods shine! Look at all of those effects shots – the bulk of the movie – and how the added detail sometimes does them justice, while at other times it makes them stand out a little more as being effects shots.
If the image’s detail sometimes lets down the spectacular nature of a movie that was intended to be a modern day epic, at least the sound very much lives up to its ambitions. The DTS:X mix here is a great fun and very boisterous affair that will leave those who enjoy hearing all of their speakers getting a workout very satisfied indeed.
Unlike those who hanker for extras on their 4K releases, as this one includes nothing whatsoever in the way of bonus features.
Release date: November 28, 2018
Format: 4K Ultra HD
Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler
Want to know what to get next? Check out STACK‘s 4K Ultra HD specifications guide.