Release Date: 09 June 2017
Director: Alex Kurtzman
Writers: David Koepp (screenplay), Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay), Dylan Kussman (screenplay), Jon Spaihts (screen story), Alex Kurtzman (screen story), Jenny Lumet (screen story)
Production Co: Universal Pictures, Perfect World Pictures
Stars: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, Marwan Kenzari, and Russell Crowe
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, action and scary images, and for some suggestive content and partial nudity
I don’t know where to start. If we haven’t met at all (or you haven’t been reading my reviews – tsk tsk), you will know now, I am a LOVER of Egyptian EVERYTHING. I mean everything. Gods, Goddesses, Culture, Practices, novels, food. Seriously, everything. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
Now, I watched the previous Mummy installments and was most content with it. This one was definitely different.
I wanted badly to try to connect it in some way to the story Ankhesenamun, but there is no connection. Or I couldn’t make it stick. Well, as much as Ahmanet sounds like a true Princess of Egypt, she is as fiction as they come. Not bad! They definitely made a great back story of her.
However, Seth (pronounced Set) is an actual, and very naughty Egyptian God, known (in Egyptian mythology) as the god of chaos. The movie is the story of Ahmanet’s mission to create a doorway for Seth to come into the world and wreak some serious havoc with her at his side.
Nick Morton, an Army sergeant, was on a recon mission, for antiquities to sell on the black market. I feel like that may be punishable according to the UCMJ, but I mean who am I?
I don’t know how I feel about Tom Cruise in this film. There is plenty of action in the movie. He is so adaptable to different story lines. I think that action films are a good choice for him. Also, he looks dynamic for being 55 -years-old. What is he drinking and can I have some??
Say what! So much action. From running while being shot at, to being thrown around by a mummified princess, there’s just constant action. My favorite scene is the scene in the church abbey in England. Just the reaction when Jenny (Annabelle Wallis) walks in. Comedy, straight comedy.
Jake Johnson (he plays Chris Vail) brings wittiness to the film as well. It’s been ages since I have seen him a movie. I actually like him as an actor. I liked the friendship between Mortan and Vail. It’s the camaraderie that exists between brothers or sisters in arms. Have each other’s back, even if one of you is crazier than the other.