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The Mummy (2017)

Review by CJ

Director:
Alex Kurtzman

Starring:
Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe, Jake Johnson

Running time:
110 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Van Helsing, An American Werewolf in London

 

When Nick Morton (Cruise) stumbles upon an ancient tomb in the desert, he thinks he has hit pay dirt. Instead, Nick discovers he has awakened an ancient evil that will stop at nothing to resurrect a far more ancient and far more evil being.

The Mummy is a fun action film with supernatural themes. If you go into it wanting anything more, then you will likely leave disappointed.

The story The Mummy tells is very entertaining and very ridiculous with dialogue and characters that match. While The Mummy likely won’t win an Oscar anytime soon, it has a good level of cheese in terms of the romance, the action, the horror and the delightful horror cameo.

The Mummy’s cast does a good job but the story doesn’t give a lot of room for development or growth from their characters. There are exceptions, but for the most part the characters are who they are from beginning to end.

Overall, The Mummy has an enjoyable story, decent special effects, a cast that manages to pull off some interesting characters, and a great start to the Universal movie monsters’ new ‘Dark Universe’. The film certainly won’t appeal to everyone because it is over-the-top, a bit gaudy and very left of centre. But if you enjoy quirky action films with a splash of supernatural horror.

Rating:

“Where’s your sense of adventure?”

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2 Comments on The Mummy (2017)

  1. Great review first of all. But I was so disappointed with The Mummy, and I went in expecting cheesy b-grade monster movie.

    I think the star power and quality of acting Tom Cruise brings didn’t allow my brain to switch over to b-grade mode. Like always, Cruise was brilliant and did a lot with a terrible script. He was an unlikeable guy, but because of that you actually root for him. It was funny, yes, but also too dark at points to track what was going on.

    While I look forward to following the Dark Universe, I honestly left this film not really wanting to see this style of film again.

  2. I have the mindset of the old Mummy movies — with Tom Cruise I didn’t know what to expect.

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