The Mummy

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Universal Studio’s Dark Universe franchise begins with a woman in the villain’s role in the action adventure film, The Mummy. This movie begins with the obligatory back story that takes place in ancient Egypt where Princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella) is buried in a tomb waiting to be awakened sometime in the future. Jump forward five thousand years and two American soldiers, Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) and Chris Vail (Jake Johnson) are using their status in the military to find ancient sites so they can sell the valuable artifacts. The two are in Mosul, Iraq along with archeologist Jenny Halsey (Annabelle Wallis) where they have located the tomb of Princess Ahmanet. The two men load the crypt into an airplane that departs for England, where it mysteriously crash lands outside of London allowing Princess Ahmanet to escape. She travels the streets of London searching for people to turn into Zombies by sucking out their life forces. (Okay, it does sound a little ridiculous.} Wallis seeks help from a Dr. Henry Jekyll (Russell Crowe) who doesn’t help much but brings his own problems to the story. This film has a fair amount of scares, a little humor, and some bloody violence but it’s not too frightening for a monster movie. This is the first Monster film in this series so it’s a must see if you enjoy this type of movie and plan to follow this series. I know of at least two films that could stem from this movie and as you can guess Russell Crowe will have the next standalone monster film. Tom Cruise plays his role perfectly as expected, but I can’t say I remember much about any of the other characters except the Mummy. This isn’t anything groundbreaking but it is entertaining and I’m giving it a B- rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals. I rely more on a good story line than special effects.