Butler film serves up snorefest

Gods of Egypt. Photo: PA Photo/Entertainment One.

Gods of Egypt. Photo: PA Photo/Entertainment One.

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Swords, sandals and silliness are in abundance in Alex Proyas’ lumbering fantasy adventure, set in a sprawling ancient Egypt in which shape-shifting gods live side by side with awestruck mortals.

Gods Of Egypt is a morass of oiled pecs, male posturing and tiresome showdowns.

Gerard Butler chews scenery with a roaring Scottish accent like a man who hasn’t eaten for months, while Coster-Waldau and Thwaites are bland and possess no palpable screen chemistry.

The tone is wildly uneven, careening between bombastic computer-generated spectacle, bickering romance and mismatched buddy comedy.