(2017) (Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Horror: Two military looters, an archaeologist and others must contend with the accidental release of an ancient Egyptian princess from her long-forgotten tomb.
- When U.S. soldiers Sgt. Nick Morton (TOM CRUISE) and Cpl. Chris Vail (JAKE JOHNSON) aren't patrolling volatile parts of Iraq, they're working as "liberators of precious antiquities," meaning they plunder archaeological sites to sell items on the black market. While on such a mission, they encounter a number of hostile locals and the airstrike they call in results in the unearthing of a long-buried and long-forgotten Egyptian tomb. Enter British archaeologist Jenny Halsey (ANNABELLE WALLIS) who's excited by the find but peeved at Nick for stealing a map to the location after their one-night stand. Nonetheless, Col. Greenway (COURTNEY B. VANCE) orders him and Chris to join Jenny in a quick examination of the find.
Once down inside there, Jenny is amazed by the discovery, while Nick and Chris are solely interested in what they might snatch up for a later sale. During this, Nick shoots a cable that releases a sarcophagus from a pit of mercury designed to keep the mummy inside and any evil from getting in. With hostiles and a sandstorm approaching, they remove the sarcophagus and take flight, only to face evil that possesses Chris and then sends the cargo plane plummeting toward Earth. Jenny gets out via parachute before the impact that Nick somehow survives, although he now has visions of Egyptian princess Ahmanet (SOFIA BOUTELLA) who was released by the crash and is now transforming from mummy back to human form.
All of which draws the interest of Jenny's boss, Dr. Henry Jekyll (RUSSELL CROWE), who's the split personality head of Prodigium, an organization that's involved in finding, studying and destroying monsters and evil around the world. From that point on, Nick tries to wrap his head around what's happening, all of which includes Ahmanet wanting to use his body as the physical host for the ancient Egyptian god of evil.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- They might if they're fans of Cruise, anyone else in the cast, or classic horror movie characters.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For violence, action and scary images, and for some suggestive content and partial nudity.
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