I attended an advanced screening of this film. All opinions are my own.
“Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy. Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) 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.” ©Universal Pictures
I have loved previous movies that have been based on the Mummy. I was really interested to see where Universal was going with the new movie. Although I have liked other versions better, I thought this was a new, interesting take on the Mummy. Universal is planning on using this movie to introduce a new movie franchise called Dark Universe. I am interested in seeing where this franchise will go.
Going into this movie, I thought this movie was just going to be very serious. This movie was a lot funnier than I thought it was going to be. I think the humor was needed for the darker material that was in this version of the Mummy.
I thought that the visuals and many of the stunts were very impressive in this movie.
Although I didn’t think it was his best performance, I thought that Tom Cruise was okay in this movie. It seemed like a different type of role for him. I thought that Sofia Boutella was incredibly creepy as the Mummy.
Although I don’t think this is the best Mummy movie ever made, I think that this new version of the Mummy is worth seeing at least once.
The Mummy is now playing in theaters. It is rated PG-13 “for violence, action, and scary images, and for some suggestive content and partial nudity.” For more information about the Mummy, you can visit the movie’s official website.
Check out the trailer: