The Mummy DVD review

Universal’s attempt at starting a Dark Universe by reawakening and modernizing its classic movie monsters  is not a new concept for me, we have had countless Dracula, Frankenstein and Wolfman both rebooted formats either in paying tribute to its classic or modernizing tales. The truth is we can…

The Crit

Cast - 65%
Story - 55%
Music Score - 40%
Effects/Quality - 40%
Originality - 35%

47%

User Rating: 2.48 ( 2 votes)

Universal’s attempt at starting a Dark Universe by reawakening and modernizing its classic movie monsters  is not a new concept for me, we have had countless Dracula, Frankenstein and Wolfman both rebooted formats either in paying tribute to its classic or modernizing tales. The truth is we can never really escape these monsters types as movie goers, unfortunately none of these movies have really landed and a shared universe may not be the approach. Through multiple tv series and movies we get exposed to the Dark Universe in some format and are very familiar with origin stories and how the key characters can be a part of a shared universe.

Tom Cruise plays Nick Morton a soldier of fortune who plunders ancient sites for timeless artifacts and sells them to the highest bidder. When Nick and his partner come under attack in the Middle East, the ensuing battle accidentally unearths Ahmanet, a betrayed Egyptian princess who was entombed under the desert for thousands of years. With her powers constantly evolving, Morton must now stop the resurrected monster as she embarks on a furious rampage through the streets of London.

What I found frustrating is that the movie did not capitalize on the rich history to launch this movie from and could have used actors or elements from the previous movies to tease the viewer or to give it grounding in an already well built movieverse. Perhaps having Tom Cruise as the lead could have been too distracting from the plot. The movie still delivers a lot of action if you don’t want to be invested in the Dark Universe.

Additional Information

Reviewed on: DVD
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Age Rating: Mature
Estimated RRP: R100+
Release Date: 2018

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