The Mummy (2017)
The Mummy Plot Synopsis:Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.
The Mummy (2017) Review
The Mummy (2017) PG-13 1h 50 min American action-adventure fantasy-thriller film in Namib Desert, Namibia and several locations in England, UK. The movie had an estimated budget of $125 million and grossed over $178 at the box office. Director and co-writer Alex Kurtzman (Transformers (2007), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)) did an amazing job executing this reboot of The Mummy (1999). The Mummy contains violence, scary images, suggestive sexual content, brief nudity, crypt, black magic, pharaoh, king, monster hunter, self-mutilation, regeneration, ghost, massacre, and demonic possession.
I am a fan of The Mummy reboot and was looking forward to seeing this version in 3D. I had high hopes upon watching the opening scene with our mummified Princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella - Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Star Trek Beyond (2016), StreetDance 2 (2012)) in a foreboding montage setting. It was stylish and slick with suspense and a little romance, but then we were all of a sudden thrown/tossed into the modern time where caskets were discovered in London Underground. So we have a few Crusaders from the Dark Ages being unearthed while the Mummy herself was being unearthed across the world/globe.
Nick Morton (Tom Cruise - Top Gun (1986), Mission: Impossible (1996), Jerry Maguire (1996), A Few Good Men (1992)) is an individual with questionable morals who steals a treasure map from someone he has been in bed with. The map belonged to Jenny Halsey (Annabelle Wallis - Annabelle (2014), X-Men: First Class (2011), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)) who is an archaeologist. Jenny and Nick think differently as Nick only wants the jewels from the sarcophagus and Jenny merely wishes to study the mummy’s inside.
Nick’s sidekick, Chris Vail (Jake Johnson - New Girl (2011-2017), Jurassic World (2015), Let’s Be Cops (2014), 21 Jump Street (2012)) and Dr. Henry Jekyll accompany him on his quest. Princess Ahmanet was not happy when she woke up and saw that her belongings were stolen/gone. The trio had Princess Ahmanet, hordes of undead, a ghost, and Mr. Hyde on their tail to fight off, can you imagine what a quest that will be from the undergrounds/above from Iraq to the UK?
I was thrilled in total awe when I saw the plane crash - do not miss that scene. Dr. Jekyll’s lab was fantastically well done as well as mind boggling. The action scenes could have been better, but that does not mean that the scenes were bad. Sofia Boutella did an incredible job playing her role with rage as her evilness never seems fake/unrealistic. I enjoyed watching The Mummy as it was a fun movie to watch overall and recommend all Mummy fans to watch this movie at your earliest convenience and do so in 3D if you can. Do not look forward to the ending of the film too much because it was a miss for me where I did not like it.
- The Mummy Rating Scores
- Our Score: 6
- Overall Score: 4.38
- IMDB: 5.5
- MetaCritic: 3.4
- Rotten Tomatoes: 1.6
About The Mummy 2017
Runtime: 110 minutes
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Total Avg. Votes: 157,709 MPAA Rating: R
The Mummy Writers: David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie, Dylan Kussman
The Mummy Director: Alex Kurtzman
Box Office: $80,072,590
Production: Universal Pictures
Language: English, Egyptian (Ancient)
Country: USA, China, Japan