Two very good and enjoyable movies - with a bit extra - that you may not have heard about; both of which were panned by 'The Critics".
Equilibrium is a dystopian thriller set in a monochrome, bureaucratic world where feelings have been abolished by a drug; in order to prevent any possibility of war. The movie is 'about' the importance of feelings, emotions, and the senses. It starts quite slowly - with a long set-up - but just gets better and better, with several surprising twists, some great fights; leading to a very satisfying end.
Gods of Egypt was directed by Alex Proyas - whose previous I, Robot and Knowing I had enjoyed; for their extra depth and a religious dimension.
Gods of Egypt is an unusual combination of comedy, action thriller - of the Indiana Jones type; and a surprisingly convincing story of a fantasy version of Ancient Egypt, and its gods. The movie is very fast-paced, with spectacular action scenes - and an unusual, spiritual plot subject, focused on the availability of, and conditions for, life after death.