The Mummy centers on Nick Morton (Tom Cruise): a former soldier who scavenges the desert for valuables to sell on the black market. After a recon job goes south Nick discovers an Egyptian tomb that contains Princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boultella) who sold her soul to the god Set in order to gain power. With the help of archaeologist Jennifer Halsey (Annabelle Wallis) Nick unearths Ahmanet's sarcophagus in the hopes for Jennifer to study the remains. However doing so allows Ahmanet to revive herself and her dark powers begin to fester- including cursing Nick so he can become Ahmanet's chosen for the vessel of Set.
Going into this movie I was not expecting much from the story of The Mummy. The preview made this dark plot look like just another blockbuster tale. However after watching the movie, I can say that I am actually impress with the plot's outcome. The story was able to blend the film's adventure with a sense of horror that kept me invested. Along with this compelling narrative was the movie's intriguing lore that not only established the world of The Mummy but the foundation of the Dark Universe. However when it came down to it there was not much to the plot. There were times where the story felt rushed and certain elements to the movie, such as Nick's curse, lost their impact. Then again perhaps the real reason this was disconcerting was because I wanted to see more from this story-which actually says a lot to this monstrous tale.
I found myself shocked with how much I enjoyed The Mummy. The movie does have its issues as like its rushed presentation, but that did not take away from movie's merits like its adventurous story, its standout cast and its thrilling atmosphere. Because of its execution, The Mummy was able to bring itself to life as it was an exciting way to restart the horror series-not to mention begin the Dark Universe.