If we scan through the pages of South India literatures on religion, we cannot miss the mention
of Devas and Asuras both of whom are at loggerheads most of the time! For that matter, when
the existence of God with good characteristic features is established, so is the existence of the
counterpart with not so good characteristic features! If God is interpreted of being Saintly, the
counterpart is being featured as a Devil.
Same is the case in Egypt with respect to the formulation and execution of the culture and
tradition which bear a similar flavor! A case in point is this flick wielded by Alex Proyas, the
maker of films like ‘I Robot’ (2004), ‘Knowing’ (2009) etc. Well known composer, Marco
Bettrami who has collaborated with Alex in both the above mentioned films, has scored the
music for this flick too made at a budget of $ 140 million dollars!
Set (Gerald Butler), hailed as the God of Darkness takes control over Egypt with the evil-agenda
of imposing dictatorial rule in order to assert and affirm His power which eventually causes
conflict and chaos. The people are subject to oppression and are suppressed while their basic
rights are even denied! Bek (Brenton Thwaites) who is hailed as being immortal purely on the
merit of his strength and quest to right the wrongs seeks the patronage of God Horus (Nikolaj
Coster) with the objective of overthrowing Set and also to rescue his love!