The Mummy - Ancient evil returns (Review written: June 8, 2017)
– Story – The Mummy (2017) tells a story about Ahmanet, an ancient princess who tried to unleash evil powers upon the world in the ancient Egypt. She got caught after killing her family and almost summoning the evil powers. As a punishmemt, she got buried alive to a tomb undergrounf far away from egypt. Now, back in modern day, soldier and looter Nick (played by Tom Cruise) and his buddy Chris somehow found Ahmanet’s tomb and accidentally set her free. Now Ahmanet is free, and tries to unleash the evil powers once again. It’s time to stop her.
– Thoughts – I was quite surprised when I saw that Tom Cruise was starring in The Mummy. I didn’t know what to expect from this movie, but I had a feeling that it was going to be just average. And I was right.. it was just average. Another one of those movies that have “an ancient evil coming back to life” and the main characters must stop it from happening.
I don’t really think Tom Cruise was the right actor for this movie. He did take the role seriously and clearly acted with everything he had, but it just didn’t feel like his movie. Sofia Boutella did a really good job at being Ahmanet, the evil ancient woman.
The acting and visual effects were great, like you would expect from a high budget film. There wasn’t any moments that I looked at the visuals and thought that they looked bad.
– More thoughts – What I find refreshing is that Tom Cruise isn’t on the posters for this movie – at least not on the ones that I have seen. I really like posters without the main actors, it’s such a common thing nowadays to show at least two actors on the posters, and I prefer to have something artistic shown instead. For an example Logan’s poster with the fist and claws was a great one.
– Summary – I give this movie 6/10. Do I recommend checking this movie out on theaters? Well, depends on what kind of movies you like. It was average. But if I were you, I would go see the new Wonder Woman instead, which came out less than a week ago. If you liked The Mummy, I recommend watching all the Indiana Jones movies, which many of you probably have already seen.