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Saturday, June 10, 2017

"THE MUMMY": A Review

I love the movies.  All kinds of movies.  I am not too crazy about horror movies, but I have seen some I can honestly appreciate.  I will say I am drawn to Chick Flicks and am very happily married to a guy who likes them too. We also love the action movies, especially the ones with the over the hill actors.  There are some movies that I say, "Why did I watch that all the way through".   Today I will say I had that experience.

We have a theater which has morning matinees for $5.  We headed out and had an extremely mediocre breakfast from Hardees. The Biscuit on the bacon, egg, and cheese was very over cooked.  The bread on the Frisco sandwich was not toasted so it led to a very doughy experience. 

We arrived at the theater just as the previews began.  I will say there are quite a few very interesting movies coming out.  One was "Meagan Leavey".  This is not a movie we will be seeing.  I could hardly sit through the preview.  We are animal lovers and have a son who is ex military.  My heart was in my throat and I could hear my hunny sniffing.  I will definitely tell my Daughter not to see it.  The old Lassie movies bring her floods of tears.

Wonder Woman finally lit up the screen.  It was a movie which leaves you with a good feeling.  It is not a movie you would need to see on the big screen to get the full effect (Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2 are).  When we left theater we had to walk down the corridor, to the exit on the far side of the show.  We noticed that at 12:30 "The Mummy" was showing.  I looked at hunny and he looked at me, we decided it would be a two feature day.  We had only missed the previews before the show.  

This show made me wonder why I wasted 2 hours of my life to watch it.  Cruise and the girl (I don't know the actress's name) Not only didn't exhibit chemistry, but they acted very poorly, IMO.  To me it was stilted, like they were reading from a teleprompter.  Then along came Russel Crowe...whoops, where did he learn to act.  This definitely was not his perfect genre.  

The story line is nothing but knockoffs of the Brendan Frazier Mummy movies.  The first theft was with the Character "Beni".  The new Schlemiel  was a Schlemiel in his representation of the person (I can't even remember the name of him).  There was too much "plagiarism"  to list.  The movie was a very immature copy of it's predecessor.

All the Brendan Frazier's Mummy movies did not steal my heart.  The first Mummy did, it is the only movie I've ever paid to see twice.  I also purchased the DVD's of the movie.

If you have not watched the three movies please treat yourself to renting them (If you can find a rental place).  Or To purchasing them, they have been out long enough they should be in the cheap section.

This is an excerpt about Brendan's Mummy from Rotten Tomatoes who gave it a 75% audience rating:

Loosely adapted from the classic 1932 horror film starring Boris Karloff, The Mummy is set in Egypt, where over 3,000 years ago the high priest Imhotep (played by Arnold Vosloo) was given the all-important assignment of preparing the recently dead for their journey into the afterlife. However, Imhotep made one terrible mistake - he became smitten with Anck-Su-Namun, the mistress of the Pharaoh himself. Driven mad by jealousy and love, Imhotep murdered the Pharaoh, and his punishment was to be buried alive and suffer the torment of an eternal life in his wretched tomb. In 1925, a band of adventurers seeking fame and fortune - led by Rick O'Connel (Brendan Fraser), an American expatriate who has joined the foreign legion, and Evelyn Carnarvon (Rachel Weisz), an amateur archeologist - find a previously unknown burial site in Egypt. The team starts to dig, hoping to find lost riches, but instead they disturb the tomb of Imhotep, and soon the cursed priest rises from his grave to wreck vengeance on humanity. The Mummy was written and directed by Stephen Sommers, whose previous cinematic journeys into the past include The Jungle Book and The Adventures Of Huck Finn. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

In news the TV reviews said it was a summer sleeper.  At the time we couldn't figure why people weren't swarming the theaters.  The last time we re watched the "The Mummy".  I remember thinking how the special effects did not seem hokey (because of the advances in new technology, the older movies sometimes seem Hokey).

I just went and looked and has the 3 disk set for $.75 plus shipping.

I wish we hadn't stayed for the second feature. We felt cheated and wanted to ask for our money back and be paid for the two hours time.  The ten dollars could have bought me a DVD of a movie I thoroughly enjoyed.

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 Tutorial on how to make 5 panel Boxer Shorts.
A mystery quilt designed with the novice in mind. 

blogs about the wildflowers on our farm
Organic methods we use, some cooking and some poetry,
blogs about Seed sprouting, insects, and garden pictures

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1 comment:

  1. Hubby saw The Mummy and felt the same way. He said Wonder Woman was sooooo much better.