A different kind of princess


Nancy Pulido, Staff Writer

The Mummy is a 2017 American dark fantasy action-adventure horror film directed by Alex Kurtzman and written by David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie, and Dylan Kussman, with a story by Kurtzman, Jon Spaihts, and Jenny Lumet.

This new version is a reboot of The Mummy franchise, and stars Tom Cruise as U.S. Army Sergeant Nick Morton, a soldier of fortune who accidentally unearths the ancient tomb of entrapped Egyptian princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella). Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Russell Crowe also star.

Sergeant Nick Morton and Corporal Chris Vail of the United States Army discover the tomb of Princess Ahmanet, who had attempted to invoke the deity Set, in Iraq. She was apprehended and mummified alive. Morton and Vail, along with archaeologist Jenny Halsey, transport Ahmanet’s sarcophagus to Britain, but unknowingly resurrect Ahmanet.  The resurrected Ahmanet emerges from her sarcophagus with a plot to enslave humanity. Destined to rule all Egypt, instead, the beautiful princess, Ahmanet, sees her sacred birthright stolen from her, when the Pharaoh begets an heir. Eternally damned for an unholy pact with the dark Egyptian deity, Set, the now abominable servant of evil must endure an everlasting torment deep into the bowels of Mesopotamia, until the opportunistic U.S. Army reconnaissance sergeant, Nick Morton, inadvertently sets her free, some 5,000 years later.

Now, Ahmanet, the all-powerful vessel of destruction, thirsts to fulfill her destiny, as tragedy befalls present-day London.  The plot of the movie seems great and was well thought out and it leaves you on edge wanting to know what will happen next. When the movie came out the audience had the option to watch it in 3-D which was great due to having the experience as if they were part of the movie. Overall, I would give this movie an 8 out of 10.