They barely even know each other but she seems awfully keen
When two liberators of precious antiquities balls up their ‘not supposed to be there’ mission and uncover the tomb of an ancient Egyptian Princess (The Mummy) the very idea of normal goes out the window. Rising from the dead the princess is set on bringing her long dead lover back to life in a new body – one of the idiot treasure hunters who started this palaver. She’s not against causing mass destruction to get what she wants either.
The Mummy stars Tom Cruise (come on guys, it’s Tom Cruise, do I really need to do this? The Outsiders, Interview with the Vampire), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman, Star Trek Beyond), Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders, Annabelle), Russell Crowe (okay, again, you guys all know who he is right? Gladiator, 3:10 to Yuma), and Jake Johnson (Jurassic World, 21 Jump Street), and directed by Alex Kurtzman (People Like Us, Alias).
Loved the hero to monster thing going on, wasn’t expecting that. And it gave the impression that somewhere much further down the line there may just be a monster against monster war. It also kind of made me think of the Jekyll & Hyde TV series where one side was collecting monsters and using them for their own purposes.
The relationship between Nick and Jenny didn’t feel quite solid enough for some of the interactions in the scenes. And sometimes she felt like the capable woman who could adapt to situations and deal with them and others like the incapable female who needed the man to take care of the fighty parts. I know she’s an archaeologist but that doesn’t define her, it only tells you her job.
The Mummy Review Conclusion
Already watched it Twice – There are a few bits in The Mummy that annoyed me, I’ll admit, but I enjoyed it. The dark streets of England. A hint of chaos. And a momentum that keeps you watching till the end. I enjoyed it and I don’t care what anyone else thinks, it wasn’t perfect but I still feel like the Universe has lots to offer. I just wish they’d remember these are horror films and they shouldn’t be scared of the dark. Embrace the horror – it’s the Dark Universe, Go Dark or Go Home.
Read more details on The Dark Universe here. Including details on other planned movies.
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