'Gods of Egypt' Director Alex Proyas Fires Back at Film Critics

Amid an avalanche of negative reviews, and an abysmal $14 million opening weekend, "Gods of Egypt" director Alex Proyas took aim at film critics, calling them "a pack of diseased vultures pecking at the bones of a dying carcass."

"This time of course they have bigger axes to grind," he wrote Sunday on Facebook. "They can rip into my movie while trying to make their mainly pale asses look so politically correct by screaming 'white-wash!!!' like the deranged idiots they all are. They fail to understand, or chose to pretend to not understand what this movie is, so as to serve some bizarre consensus of opinion which has nothing to do with the movie at all."

The $140 million fantasy spectacle came under fire well before its release for a predominantly white cast -- Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Gerard Butler and Geoffrey Rush, among them -- playing the roles of Egyptian characters, which led to an apology from Lionsgate and Proyas.

Read Proyas' full Facebook post below:

NOTHING CONFIRMS RAMPANT STUPIDITY FASTER...Than reading reviews of my own movies. I usually try to avoid the...

Posted by Alex Proyas on Sunday, February 28, 2016

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