It’s pretty useless to expect that Hollywood will get anything even remotely right when it comes to ancient Egyptian history, yet somehow I keep hoping. Granted, Ramses II doesn’t really deserve the title of ‘the Great’, which is usual for rulers who give that sort of nickname to themselves like he did, but the amount of things they got wrong is still pretty breathtaking. I was really hoping we were done with the myth that everything in ancient Egypt was built by slave labor, but they didn’t even manage to get that right.
A Movie Critic Next Door first: I get to review the same movie twice! Okay, so it isn’t really that thrilling, but I take my excitement where I can get it.
In 1984, Hasbro created the Transformers toy line, based on a Japanese line of toys, and it was good. I mean, it must have been, since they still make them. There are conventions in their honor and video games about them. They’ve even been turned into a couple of TV shows and several major motion pictures. They can transform into anything!