When this video game style Hollywood take on ancient Egyptian mythology was named the worst new film of the week on February 26, it was also designated as a prime Worst Picture front-runner. These are the biggest reasons it has such great odds:
*Most people dismissed the big-budget visuals as pathetic. This was a recurring paradigm throughout this past winter.
*Yet another case of modern-day Hollywood whitewashing. Not one actor or actress of Egyptian descent! The studio started the promotional campaign in November 2015, and that's where the backlash started. Lionsgate and Proyas eventually had to publish an official apology for the ethnic inaccuracies.
*Proyas, however, insulted critics and accused them of holding a groupthink mentality.
*Critics gave it some of their lowest scores for a release this wide: 12% Tomatometer and 23% Metascore. Even though YouTube critic Chris Stuckmann laughed his (sizzle) off derisively, he still had to give it his lowest score because unintentional comedy can't replace filmmaking quality. Jeremy Jahns also gave it a Dogsh** score, the lowest of his usual 6 ratings.
*Gods of Egypt is a notorious domestic box office flop, at just over 30 Megadollars against a 140 Megadollar budget. It came a little shy of breaking even on the planetary market, with just under 137 Mega.
Discuss below! I want to know if this is still a leading front-runner for the RAZZIES!
Critics gave it some of their lowest scores for a release this wide: 12% Tomatometer
And the consensus reads: "Look on this film, ye filmgoers, and despair! Nothing beside remains. Round the decay of this colossal wreck, boundless and bare. The lone and level sands stretch far away. (Apologies to Shelley.)"