The Mummy – “Dawn of Justice”

Nick Morton is a soldier of fortune who plunders ancient sites for timeless artifacts and sells them to the highest bidder. When Nick and his partner come under attack in the Middle East, the ensuing battle accidentally unearths Ahmanet, a betrayed Egyptian princess who was entombed under the desert for thousands of years.

With her powers constantly evolving, Morton must now stop the resurrected monster as she embarks on a furious rampage through the streets of London.

Review

“Xabiso” – 

The trailer of this movie got me very excited; it showed a lot of action, a bit of humour with Tom Cruise waking up from the dead in a morgue surprised to see himself with no clothes on, and some pretty cool special effects.

I always go into any Tom Cruise movie with the high hopes and for the first time this one did not do it for me.

It was creepy as hell!

I don’t think the director Alex Kurtzman knows much about Egyptian history. This movie seems like it’s about zombies rather than what the title suggests.

The role of Russell Crowe is not great and makes this movie seem so so average. I think the movie definitely could’ve gone without his role.

Annabelle Wallis and Sofia Boutella are both great actresses and I know they can do a much better job.

If you’re someone who values their time, please don’t waste It by going out to see this.

Anyone who knows me and has read any of my reviews will tell you I always try to see the best in every movie I watch, but with The Mummy its difficult to find anything.

4.5/10

 

“The Chairman” – I am so conflicted here. A blockbuster Tom Cruise flick filled with action and beautiful set designs and setting the table for a future DARK UNIVERSE, but wow this is lacking in heart and believability (yes, I know this is a movie about a Mummy).

The things that were not believable are the things that most if not all movies should make a basic requirement, human interactions and emotional responses. Get these things wrong and the whole thing can collapse upon itself. There is so little effort put in building the relationship of Nick and Jenny (Annabelle Wallis), which is meant to be EXTREMELY deep, but is cold, stilted and “out of the blue”. There a more convincing connection between The Mummy and Nick.

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“Give me a hug Nick!!”

Now to the positives, and yes there are plenty of that to go around. Russell Crowe as Dr Jekyll was good. Crowe seems to enjoy playing a man caught between two strong identities. The secret world of all the things that go “bump in the night” that the movie introduces is well realised.

The movie is surprisingly humourous  thanks to Jake Johnson, who seemed to be improvising around every turn and it worked so well throughout.

Tom Cruise is an action movie legend. Doing your own stunts at that age is incredible. Every single action set piece is truly amazing and that is thanks to Tom.

I would recommend that you go out and see this. It’s still worth checking on the big screen. 6/10

Let us know what you think about the movie and The Chairman’s thoughts.

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