The story of an ancient Princess who was buried alive to stop the evil is released from her tomb setting in motion a huge series of events.
Nick Morton will do anything to find treasure which isn’t exactly the greatest thing in the world when that gets him well and truly involved with an ancient destiny. Will he manage to find a way out or will it all be too late?
I either did not pay enough attention to the trailers or anything but my reaction to finding out Russell Crowe’s character as Dr Henry Jekyll was what wait no really. Throwing in even more gods and monsters into the plot which kinda took the whole film away from the mummy. I thought that was a pretty strange decision in all honesty, I guess that was the moment it took the very ridiculous turn and I was starting to understand why it had received the many bad reviews.
Although that is certainly not the only reason, I did find myself actually laughing out loud at times when I am pretty sure it wasn’t meant to be funny at all. Which is a bit of a shame really, Tom Cruise being a good choice to play the lead in this type of film. I will place some of the blame for one scene on that turn your phone off advert that we have had in the UK, it just looked so much worse in the film after seeing it so many times.
The characters aren’t really very likeable even Nick and then Jenny who have a very slight “love” story and connection. Which I think is another factor I didn’t find myself getting into the film, it was one of them that you are just wondering when it is going to end. Not a good thing considering that you should be enjoying watching a film at the cinema, especially an action and adventure one!
Ahmanet was supposed to be terrifying as she was on the crusade to be completely evil and bring back the devil in the body of a man. The problem with her was that she turned out to be hilarious, the way they had her moving around was just too funny to have even a slight fear about. I guess that is something that is rather difficult to get right. It certainly leaves the question did we really need this rebooted film? No.
Well, probably not but we got it anyway and I am sure it will do pretty well at the box office and a second will be on the way. As it was left it was with the door wide open ready for part two. Which will not be wanted by anyone at all really, I guess trying to have too much in the one film was the main problem in the end. The other summer blockbusters don’t really have a lot to follow after this one kicking it all off in a pretty bad fashion!