At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreck havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love.
Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, 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.Written by
Princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella) is not the first female mummy in the Universal Monsters. Before her are:
The Mummy (1932), Imhotep (Boris Karloff) searched across millennia for his mummified lover, Ankhesenamun (Zita Johann), who had been reincarnated as Helen Grosvenor.
The Mummy's Hand (1940), Kharis (Tom Tyler) had hoped to resurrect his beloved, the mummified Princess Ananka (Zita Johann, archive footage). Before he could, however, he was caught, and for his unholy transgression Kharis was cursed to be an undead mummy forever.
The god Set is referred to as the god of death, but in Egyptian mythology Set was the god of chaos and violence while Osiris was the god of death. See more »
Cross Rail Worker:
[having just broken through with their drill]
What the hell is this?
I don't know.
Cross Rail Worker:
Whoa! Bloody hell!
The Crossrail is the biggest construction project in Europe, carving 26 miles of new commuter train tunnels beneath the surface of London. But today, an ancient tomb filled with the coffins of Crusader knights...
People don't realize that London is a giant graveland. A modern city built on centuries of death.
Because of the proximity to the Thames, half the space is ...
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Despite being filmed in Panavision, the "Filmed with Panavision Cameras & Lenses" credit was used instead. See more »
The alleged reboot of Universal's "The Mummy" is a remake in name only: Other than the title, nothing else has to do with the original film. Instead, we're treated to a tiresome, repetitive Tom Cruise vehicle that seems to have been made primarily as a vanity project for the superstar. Cruise's performance is overbearing from the very first frame to the last, and he's essentially playing Tom Cruise Action Star: There's nothing he can't figure out, no battle he won't win and no one he can't charm, for no reason other than the script says so. With his co-stars neutered by his megalomaniac performance, there's nothing for the audience to do except wait for the preposterous running time to end. Sofia Boutella manages to infuse the movie with brief shots of life here and there, demonstrating real charisma and menace in the title role, but her inexplicably limited screen time doesn't allow her to completely rescue the movie from Cruise's off-putting vanity.
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