Film review by Steve Duffy –
Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
Not sure this is the best movie to launch Universal’s monster movies. The movie is decent enough to enjoy, but it lacks the star power that it needs.
Cruise is cheesy and there are a few funny moments. Jake Johnson is the best part of the story.
Rating: for violence, action and scary images, and for some suggestive content and partial nudity
Runtime: 120 minutes