Movie Review: The Mummy
Updated: May 28, 2019
The horrible movie playlist keeps on going. This time I watched The Mummy with Tom Cruise. Understanding this is the flagship to what is to be the MonsterVerse that is being built, this tomb should have remained buried.
“Nick Morton is 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.”
Full disclosure, I didn’t finish the film. I think there is like 15 minutes left and I tapped out. The film has so much miscues and wannabe attributes to the Brendan Frasier Mummy trilogy that it literally hurt my soul. If this is to be the flagship to the MonsterVerse, I literally shudder to the thought of what they will be like. If this is the standard that is being set, they should abandon ship. Immediately.
Long story short, Nick Morton and his partner Sgt Vail were essentially stealing artifacts and such during the war when they came across a tomb in a warzone. They are joined by Jenny Halsey and explore the tomb. That is where they found a sarcophagus that is submerged under water. In the true form of stupidity they decide to steal it and bring it back to the UK with them. Little did they know who was in the tomb and that Sgt Vail was infected prior to getting onto the cargo plane. As they head back to the UK, Sgt Vail dies and becomes a zombie I think? And then birds attack the plan and it crashes. Everyone dies. Accept for Tom Cruise. Because of Scientology and money…
Anyways, turns out because now he has a bond to Ahmannet, he can’t die because he needs to be sacrificed to become a god. So the whole movie revolves around Ahmannet trying to obtain Tom Cruise so she can finish this ceremony. Along the way they meet a secret society that is run by Dr. Jekyll(Russell Crowe) that makes you scratch your head if its coincidence or not of who he is. It got so hokey is when I turned off the film. I believe they mentioned Godzilla before I tapped out. I honestly couldn’t remember.
I would avoid this film like the plague. They made well over budget so they can justify another addition into the MonsterVerse but rocking a 15% score on Rotten Tomatoes should clearly indicate it’s a bad idea.