Nick and his partner accidentally unleashed an ancient power from an Egyptian Princess, Ahmanet, who was entombed for thousands of years, after they were attack in the Middle East. Nick and his team must now find ways to stop the resurrection of the Egyptian Princess who is on rampage through the streets of London and poses a threat to the whole world as well. This Directed by Alex Kurtzman under Universa Pictures.
CASTS: Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Courtney Vance, Marwan Kenzari & Sean Michael
GENRE: Action, Adventure, Science-Fiction
WHAT I LIKE?
It was quite a very great move to resurrect a well-loved Mummy-inspired film that has changed the tone of adventure films in the 90’s. Moreover, The Mummy (2017) is the start of the Dark Universe series set by Universal Pictures so expect sequels and follow-ups on this one. The movie was a great modern adaptation that benefited from modern-day cinema magic. The movie is visually-stunning. I loved the Cinematography and the editing is on-point. Visual effects were impressive. Also, Production design during the ancient times were staged well and the London-setting was also a good choice. Plot-wise, Universal had to introduce a separate ancient character for them to establish the Universe thing and I think they did pretty well in introducing the whole Mummy series especially to non-fans of the genre. The phasing was just right and I love the succession of the sequences until a very thrilling climax. They invested mostly on the modern part of the whole storyline. The comedy punch was also a good spice of the tone of the movie. The Mummy is also packed with several thrilling moments that will definitely give a handful of decent screams and edge-of-the-seat moments. Also, I loved the characters. Tom Cruise was actually fit for the role and I am impressed with his stunts on the film. Annabelle was a good partner too and their chemistry is strong as well. Sofia was a badass villain here. Loved that this film gave her such a huge break in acting. She was great too. Russell was a good addition in the franchise also. Well, setting aside some flaws, The Mummy is one Hollywood’s best in terms of the Suspense-Action-Science-fiction genre that is worth-watching.
WHAT I DON’T LIKE?
Unlike the original series, The 2017 Mummy somehow lacks charm and action formula I expected on the franchise. Its maybe because there were less desert scenes which should have been more considering its a first modern revamp of the franchise. I was finding that exciting desert and temple chases. At some weird point, the comedy punch is not working on some scenes. Also, they should have extended the London destruction scene. It feels like they were less distraction on the surroundings this time. Despite its flaws, I still enjoyed the whole movie from beginning to end.
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