Gods of Egypt debuted over the weekend and unsurprisingly flopped extremely hard. On a $140 Million Dollar budget the film only brought in a little over $38 Million at the box office with a Rotten Tomatoes score of only 12%. The most vocal complaint on the film is the use of white actors in place of middle-eastern actors to play Egyptians.
Never-the-less the general consensus on the film is extremely bad….so the director Alex Poryas took to his Facebook to express his side of the story when it comes to film critics:
“I have never gotten great reviews… on any movie I’ve made really, apart from those by reviewers who think for themselves and make up their own opinions. Sadly those type of reviewers are nearly all dead. I guess I have the knack of rubbing reviewers the wrong way – always have. This time of course they have bigger axes to grind – they can rip into my movie while trying to make their mainly pale asses look so politically correct by screaming “white-wash!!!” like the deranged idiots they all are.
…this modern age of texting has rendered them less than worthless, so they will probably go the way of the dinosaur or the newspaper shortly – don’t movie-goers text their friends with what they thought of a movie? Seems most critics spend their time trying to work out what most people will want to hear. How do you do that? Why these days it is so easy… just surf the net to read other reviews or what bloggers are saying – no matter how misguided an opinion of a movie might be before it actually comes out. Lock a critic in a room with a movie no one has even seen and they will not know what to make of it. Because contrary to what a critic should probably be they have no personal taste or opinion, because they are basing their views on the status quo.
…I applaud any film-goer who values their own opinion enough to not base it on what the pack-mentality say is good or bad.”
Gods of Egypt is in theaters now