Film Review: “The Mummy” (2017) ★★★

The Mummy is an old and well worked subject matter that eventually works for small or big budget films. Having said that, Alex Kurtzman’s new installment may not be great, but still good enough to enjoy it. Tom Cruise, on the other hand, who is always up to new things, this time steps into the skin of a decorated soldier, who is yet to learn many fascinating things about the world he discovers for himself.

The Mummy, of course, is about a resurrected mummy, an Egyptian Princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella) who, thousands of years ago, made a pact with the God of Death to unleash the darkness itself. Failing to learn what lies beneath death, as punishment of her crime, she was sentenced to death by mummifying. Now Nick Morton, a soldier of the U.S. Army, and a thief as a part time job, steals the map from an archeologist, Jenny (Annabelle Wallis), soon to find another treasure, an ancient prison. But that was just the beginning of awakening of the mummy, as Nick himself had no idea that he was the chosen one.

Nick, what you will learn through flashbacks and his dreams is that he had already met the princess, but only briefly. However, without even knowing that he brings her to the ancient stone that should either remain a curse or break it. In the meantime, as the story unfolds pretty fast, the audience will get a chance to learn about Jenny, Doctor Henry Jekyll (Russell Crowe), the Mummy’s decision to commit the crime back then in the first place.

Kurtzman’s film is not an aww film or memorable film. But it was absolute fun to watch, thanks to visual effects. Decent graphic and dynamic plot won’t let you relax a bit. But you will have to be prepared for nudity which is meant to target a certain audience. If not for that, the film had a chance to earn extra points, but still was forgivable for some average and predictable scenes.

In conclusion, The Mummy is a movie that must be seen whether because of the lead actors or plenty of action packed scenes. Tom Cruise as Nick, of course, could have done much more than he delivered, but Nick was not that type of character for whom an actor should sacrifice himself for the sake of humanity. So it’s safer not to expect much from him though, but enjoy his performance as a decent action actor who makes The Mummy even more entertaining than it would have been if not for him.

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