In the middle of the pitiless desert, the daughter of the Egyptian pharaoh is buried in a majestic sarcophagus, but the day will come when she will appear in our world to reclaim what belongs to her by right. From now on, the world is ruled by gods and monsters.
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The 1999 film ‘The Mummy’ has been one of my favorite films since childhood, and naturally, I simply could not miss the premiere of its restart. In any century, the trailers turned out to be very mesmerizing, and without spoilers, which could not but rejoice. So how did the movie turn out? In short, quite a bit above average, but first things first.
The plot of the film is not surprising with special originality, which, in principle, is quite normal for a picture of this kind, but in such situations the plot is moved by the characters of the picture themselves, with whom, unfortunately, the film has big problems.
The main character, Nick (Tom Cruise) is a fairly typical hero of this genre without any peculiarities, compare with the same character of Cruise from the movie ‘Edge of Tomorrow’, you will not find any special differences. Again, in comparison with Rick O’Connell (Brendan Fraser), Cruise clearly loses, although after all, it did not take much to reveal him, only to show the motives and history.
The very same mummy (Sofia Boutella) came out as a rather specific antagonist. On the one hand, its design cannot but rejoice, it looks really very impressive, and coupled with a great acting game, the character could even surpass all expectations, but personally, the story of Princess Amanet did not catch me at all. After all, she is essentially a typical villain, dreaming of taking over the world simply because she wants to take over the world and, in general, that’s all. But remember the same Imhotep (Arnold Voslaw), who became a mummy because of the forbidden love for the Pharaoh’s concubine. If Amanet had been endowed with at least a little bit of humanity, showing her not only as a ruthless monster, then it would look many times better.
But the main problem of the film is the studio’s pure desire to build a cinema universe. That is, due to the fact that characters and storylines must appear in the film, leading us to the subsequent unified universe, the film itself suffers, and the mummy franchise clearly did not deserve this.
Of course, the film has a lot of merits, such as: visual component, action, references, lots of cool scenes and good ideas. But unfortunately, the restart of the mummy did not become more than just another summer blockbuster, although the potential was great.
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Upscaled 4K (2160p)
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
English: Dolby Atmos
English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
Spanish: DTS 5.1
French (Canada): DTS 5.1
English SDH, French, Spanish