The Mummy Review

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The Mummy stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe and Jake Johnson.

Nick Morton and Chris Vail stumble across an ancient prison tomb of ancient Egyptian princess, Ahmanet. She was imprisoned after being given powers by the God of Death, then killing her family in order to get to the throne. Now she has been woken, she seeks to continue her mission.

Positives. The biggest positive of the film was Sofia Boutella as Ahmanet. The Mummy is great. She not only looks terrifying, and awesome, in this role but she is definitely creepy and adds to the horror of the film. The action pieces in the film are also great. The plane scene you see in the trailer is great, the underwater scene is great, the London scene is great. I would just have preferred for them to be longer because I was enjoying them so much.

Negatives. When I walked into the cinema and purchased my ticket for this film, I did not realise it was rated 15. This to me meant that the film was going to be scarier than I thought it would be and I liked that. But during the film, I found myself wondering genre this movie is supposed to be, because there are elements of horror, adventure and action in it but not enough to assign it to a specific genre and I wish it had decided to go more towards horror, as I was not scared during the film at all. The second act is quite slow and the final act ends with set up towards the future, and I am not sure about if I liked what it has set up and it seems like an odd choice, but a choice that could work if done well in the sequel (which I have a good idea for).

I am still excited for The Dark Universe films, but not the best start to the franchise.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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