The Mummy is a fun ride through an Egyptian themed action-adventure film. Something about this one reminded me of Indiana Jones – perhaps it is the Middle East setting at the beginning.
Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) is a soldier who plunders ancient sites for their artefacts. He and his partner (Jake Johnson) accidentally unearth Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella), an Egyptian princess with a nasty past. She was imprisoned for unleashing an evil spirit and killing a couple of relatives.
The chase begins to stop this monster and her zombie army from taking over London. If you don’t like bats, spiders and rats in large quantities, then you might not like this. Then there are the creepy zombies which just don’t die easily (but do they ever?)
The Dr Jekyll slash Dr Hyde (Russell Crowe) character is confusing. I’m left wondering if I want the goodies or the baddie to win, and who is on who’s side.
The film was directed by Alex Kurzman and written by David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie, and Dylan Kussman.
The Mummy is plain good fun if you don’t care about too much about neat smart storylines.
The Mummy is showing in Australian cinemas from Thursday 8 June 2017.