October 17, 2018

The Mummy is a new film, actually a reincarnation of the Mummy series of old that was inspired by the ancient Egyptian tradition of preserving the dead.

This thrilling action packed adventure film was directed by Alex Kurtzman and written by David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie and Dylan Kussman while the story proper was by the trio of Kurtzman, Jon Spaihts and Jenny Lumet.


When you are suddenly stuck with the undead
and there is virtually no room for escape 


The Mummy was distributed by Universal Pictures and was first released on May 22, 2017 at the State Theatre in Sydney, Australia. The film lasted for about 110 minutes and grossed over $407 million from the Box office globally.

The Crew

Producer: Alex Kurtzman, Chris Morgan, Sean Daniel and Sarah Bradshaw.

Screenplay: David Koepp, Christopher Mcquarrie and Dylan Kussman.

Story: Jon Spaihts, Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet.

Music: Brian Tyler.

Cinematography: Ben Seresin.

Editing: Paul Hirsch, Gina Hirsch and Andrew Mondshein.

Production Company: Dark Universe, Perfect World Pictures, K/O Paper Products and Sean Daniel Company.

The Cast

The Mummy features great stars like Tom Cruise (Sergeant Nick Morton), Annabelle Wallis (Jennifer Halsey), Sofia Boutella (Princess Ahmanet), Jake Johnson (Corporal Chris Vail), Courtney B. Vance (Colonel Greenway), Russel Crowe (Dr. Henry Jekyll), Marwan Kenzari (Malik), Javier Botet (Set), Selva Rasalingam (King Menehptre).

Synopsis

Sergeant Nick Morton decided to make a living by scavenging through ancient sites looking for precious artifacts to excavate and sell in the black market. After a particular airstrike against their adversaries during battle, he accidentally came upon an ancient tomb that was unearthed by the airstrikes. A female archaeologist by the name Jennifer Halsey (Annabelle Wallis) was called upon to investigate the tomb, Jennifer Halsey incidentally has a soft spot for Nick Morton and after analysing the tomb, she discovered that it contained important ancient materials like a Sarcophagus containing Ahmanets mummy (Ahmanet was an ancient Egyptian princess), a lot of mercury and other objects.

They decided to move the consigment back to their country but during the flight, evil spirit came out from the Sarcophagus and attacked them in mid flight, causing the flight to crash, killing all on board the aircraft. However, Jennifer Halsey was able to survive because she escaped in a parachute with the help of Sergeant Nick Morton, who was believed to have died in the crash but miraculously woke up after being kept in the Morgue for a day. The arrival of the Sarcophagus in London could be likened to the opening of a Pandora’s box as it unleashed terror on the inhabitants of the city, turning people into zombies.

Critical Response

The Mummy received a rash of negative reviews and has an unenviable 16% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes with some of the bad comments emphasizing on the lack of originality and incoherent plot. However, give or take, The Mummy still has a lot of entertaining value to offer.

Watch The Mummy trailer:

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