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Critical Analysis of Gods of Egypt
In such movie of Gods of Egypt, the story takes place along the Nile River, where palaces and pyramids stand. Ancient Egypt was full of magic, monsters and spirits. Seth, the ruthless God of darkness, seized the Egyptian monarchy originally belonging to the God Horus and plunged the once prosperous and peaceful country into conflict and chaos. The survival of mankind and the stability of the world are at stake. A young burglar, Baker, was blessed by God and embarked on a thrilling and fantastic journey to save the world and his true love. In order to succeed, he must seek and receive the help of the powerful Holus God to form a seemingly impossible “heroic” alliance with him. With the danger of human life, two heroes came out and opened up the road of no return against evil. As the powerful enemy of Horus and Baker, Set assigned his heart to create difficulties and obstacles for their confrontation. If Horus and mortal Baker wanted to win the battle, they would have to pass a series of tests of courage and sacrifice. This movie is mainly created by myths and archetypal, which plays a pivotal role in everyday life characteristics.
In Linda Seger paper of Creating Myth, she takes into consideration for myths and archetype in the selection from Making a Good Script Great (1987), which makes a good command of such characteristics in blockbuster Hollywood movies. She believes that a script consultant and author who has also published when Women Call the shots: The Developing Power and Influence of Women in Television and Film. In her movie critical analysis, she presents that all of have similar experiences and we share in the life journey of growth, development, and transformation. That is to say, we live the same stories, whether they involve the search for a perfect mate, coming home, the search for fulfillment, going after an ideal, achieving the dream, or hunting for a precious treasure. In her consideration of movies analysis, she highly although movie actor characteristic is the same as myths and archetypal mentor, all of these characteristics originate from the daily life experiences. Whatever our culture, there are universal stories that form the basis for all our particular stories. In different culture, the trapping might be different, the twists and turns that create suspense might change from culture to culture, the particular characters may take different forms, but underneath it all, it’s the same story, drawn from the same experiences (Linda Seger, 317). That is to say, people in different countries being distinctive cultures which creates different actor characteristics. For instance, in China, dragon is for all of them highly auspicious symbol which means to make good choice of every actor characteristic. In such movie of Gods of Egypt, the myths of western countries presents adverse characteristic. Such movie characteristic of hero mainly depicts different characteristics as follows.
In the first plane, in the most hero stories, the hero is introduced in ordinary surroundings, in a mundane world, doing mundane things. Then something new enters the hero’s life. It’s a catalyst that sets the story into motion. Namely speaking, in the catalyst, hero stories play a pivotal role in it. What’s more, in any journey the hero usually receives help, and the help often comes from unusual success. That means that hero is not the supreme but has some shortcomings. And such help has small aids. Apart from these characteristics, the hero is now ready to move into the special world where he or she will change from the ordinary. This starts the hero’s transformation. That is largely apt to Gods of Egypt myths movie star.
Ancient Greek and Roman myths and legends are the earliest literature in Europe. Form is the spiritual and cultural product handed down from primitive society to the present day. “God” and “Hero” and “Warrior” as the main people in legendary stories Image of objects. Compared with Oriental myths and legends, especially ancient Chinese myths and legends, Images of gods in Greek and Roman myths and legends Or the image of a hero, which focuses more on the expression of the attributes of “human nature”. In ancient Chinese myths and legends, the “divinity” is more prominent. That is to say, in the system of ancient Greek and Roman myths and legends, images of gods and heroes are more flesh-and-blood and more capable of showing human beings. Characteristics. In European and American movies, writers and directors often base themselves on ancient Roman mythology and legend, this remarkable artistic feature, through the God Description and characterization of story content and typical characters Activities to sharpen the current situation and existing problems of the real society. Reveal and deep reflection.
The Arab mythological system is different from that of ancient Greece, Rome and Nordic Europe. Myth, its content is not too much fighting scenes, but more focused on the table. The wisdom of mankind and the karma of the world are mysterious. An artistic expression of Oriental civilization. In order to better display the mysterious artistic features of the Arab mythological system, film directors often choose bright colors to build strong exotic style. At the same time, there are many films in the process of narrating the content of the story. It’s mainly about the wit and courage of positive characters, such as Disney. The animated film “Aladdin” series, in contrast, have never really succeeded. Latin, with the help of the elves in the lamp, achieved its own happiness. In portraying Aladdin as a character, the director gave him an opening. The spirit in the magic lamp is also full of an affinity sense of humour. The dark and cunning nature of the upper body is quite the opposite. Arabic myths and legends with strong oriental mystery to human nature. The two sides are summarized and expressed in praise of human intelligence and wisdom.
Throughout the history of world film industry, European and American films have different cultural systems. The citation and reference of cultural elements in the film industry of the world development has made outstanding contributions and provided good inspiration.
- Seger, Linda. “Creating the Myth.” Signs of Life in the USA, 5th ed., edited by Sonia Maasik and Jack Solomon, Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006. pp. 316-325. Accessed 05 Feb 2019
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