‘The Mummy’: A Disappointing Blockbuster | Film Review
The Mummy is a 110 minutes action film starring Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella and Jake Johnson. It is directed by Alex Kurtzman (known for Star Trek and The Amazing Spider-Man 2).
A synopsis for The Mummy reads:
“An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension”.
Tom Cruise’s version of The Mummy was totally disappointing and quite a waste of money. This is a blockbuster that fails throughout. If you subtract the mummy, this is basically just another Mission Impossible movie, but with zombies.
There was huge potential for this film and its idea, shame it was poorly executed and depicted. There were just too many flaws in this, from the lack of authenticity, the unnecessary link with the crusaders and the change of location.
I didn’t understand why the mummy story was moved away from Egypt and put it in Iraq and London. The look of the mummy didn’t feel too scary; she looked sad with puppy dog eyes.
Another pointless thing was that the mummy Ahmanet was shackled for most part of the movie. Plus, I felt she didn’t get enough screen time, comparing to Cruise’s character and Dr. Jekyll played by Russell Crowe.
I think Universal should have kept the story strictly between Egypt and London. They could have spent more time developing the character Ahmanet, since the film is about her and her story. They could have also made a transition from old Egyptian gods to ones in the modern area. This would have given the film more edge. The appearance of the zombies made me feel like I was watching The Walking Dead.
What I did like in this film was the way it was filmed, the scenes showing the mummy in the streets of London and the characters Jenny (Annabelle Wallis) and Chris (Jake Johnson).
The trailer made the film look so great and epic, when in fact it’s a big disappointment. If I think about it, the trailer shows most of the good scenes. I honestly expected more from a Tom Cruise film so if I were to rate this blockbuster I would give it a mark of 5 out of 10.
The Mummy is out in cinemas everywhere ! Watch the official trailer below: