Thursday, April 19, 2018

Top 9 Movies About Ancient Egypt

What comes to your mind when you hear about the Egyptian, Pharaoh and the Pyramid ? Surely some of us will immediately imagine the various legends and myths that flourished in the wilderness there. Some people think of treasure, some people think of the magic and the various curses contained in it. Not infrequently, the story of legends and myths like this are often raised into a variety of interesting films. Here is a list of best films about ancient Egypt that will surely make you curious.

1. The Mummy Series & The Mummy (2017)

The first film has two versions: 1999 and 2017. The original and classic is the one from 1999, while the 2017 version is one of the films of the Dark Universe that is one of the new Cinematic Universe that will tell about various monsters, and gods of various legends, and mythology that will soon appear in the next few years.

Actually the story is not much different, which originated from an American man who was looking for egypt treasure hidden in the ancient civilization of Pharaoh. Assisted by a woman who is a guide and archaeologist. Their adventure becomes unexpected when they accidentally awaken a dangerous Mummy that will threaten the world. Now they must find a way to break the existing curse and return the creature to its place of origin.

2. The Scorpion King Series

In ancient times, before the pyramids were built, an evil king named Memnon used the magical powers of a magician named Cassandra to gain great victory. With his power, Memnon intends to rule the world. To stop Memnon, the remaining tribal leaders hired a reliable murderer named Mathayus to kill the witch. But Mathayus finally got more than he thought.

Now with the help of Arpid, a tribal leader named Balthazar and other unexpected allies, Mathayus must fulfill his destiny and become a great Scorpion King.

3. Agora (2009)

Hypatia is the name of a woman who lived in Alexandria in the fourth century AD. Hypatia was a prominent philosopher, student, mathematician, and astronomer of her time. At that time, Christianity was just beginning to enter in Alexandria. And the followers of paganism, including Hypatia and his father (Michael Lonsdale), faced with a chronic religion of that time. The clash between Pagan and Christians seemed to be inevitable.

Agora films are often perceived as the story of the struggle of a female philosopher in an atmosphere of opposition between philosophy (at that time, philosophy also means science) against religion.

4. Gods of Egypt (2016)

Set, the evil god of darkness, has taken over the throne of Egypt and invaded the kingdom of peace and prosperity of Egypt into chaos and conflict. Not just the world, but the hereafter is also a nuisance. Only a few dared to rebel against him. An ordinary human being named Bek who is his lover being trapped in the Hereafter, strives to fight and defeat Set with the help of a great Horus god.

5. Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

After discovering his real identity, Moses rise against Ramses Pharaoh of Egypt, and led 600,000 slaves to travel monumentally for the sake of escape from Egypt and various deadly cursing plagues that struck Egypt.

6. Stargate (1994)

In Egypt, a strange device was discovered while carrying out an expedition. A linguist named Dr. Daniel Jackson was invited by a mysterious woman to decipher the ancient hieroglyphs at a military facility. He discovered that the device was developed by sophisticated civilizations that could open portals to migrate to other planets. Dr. Jackson was invited to join the military team under the command of Colonel Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neil who will soon explore the new world.

They found an ancient place where the humans are being enslave and worshiped Ra, the God of Sun.

7. The Prince of Egypt (1998)

Tells the story of two brothers named Moses and Ramses. One is born of noble blood, and one is an orphan with a hidden past. They grow into good friends and have strong bonds of friendship and intense competition. But after Moses knew the reality and the truth of his true origin, it made the two brothers differ. One is the most powerful king on Earth, and one is the elected leader of his people! Their battle will change their life and world forever.

8. The Ten Commandments (1956)

After Moses knew his true destiny as a Jew, he had to set out to lead his people and to run divine mission as his nation's liberation.

9. Cleopatra (1963)

Queen Cleopatra of Egypt experienced victory and tragedy as she tried to fight the imperial ambitions of Rome.


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