Review of Tut

120 minutes

Ben Kingsley stars in this three-night, six-hour miniseries about the life of the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun (aka King Tut).
Jul 23, 2015 2:02PM EDT

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Tells the story of Ancient Egypt's most famous boy-king, Tutankhamun. In episode one the acting seems a little cheesy
but starts to get better within the hour, by episode 2 you don't even notice. The sets are HUGE and unbelievably detailed, though at points you can tell are fake.

The show kind of reminds me of a mix of a few old tv shows... Spartacus, Olympus, and Atlantis. I'm always weary of when they do t.v. shows based on actual historic event as a lot of the time they tend to do it all wrong.

In this case it seems they've got it right up until you see Tut walking with only a SLIGHT limp, especially when tut had a clubbed foot and it's been medically proven that he would NOT have been able to stand on it for long amounts of time due to it disfiguring also his hip on the one side also, NOT to mention also the fact that he just really would NOT have been able to ride chariot in that condition. The speed alone would have thrown him clean from the chariot at high speeds.

I'll keep watching because it's a great mini-series, and there's NOTHING on tv that's quite like this at the moment, also because of the fact I love ANYTHING to do with ancient Egypt, the time iv'e spent watching tons and tons of documentaries on the subject is just uncountable, as you can probably tell on my observation of how they have made Tut himself look.

Episode 1: 6/10
Episode 2: 9/10
Episode 3: 8/10


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