Anshul Kamboj

THE MUMMY: Kickstart the journey into the supernatural storm with Tom Cruise. The Mummy is an action-packed horror thriller directed by Alex Kurtzman and was released on the big screens on 09 June 2017. The movie is present in the ENTER IF YOU DARE collection on Netflix.

The Visual Effects are the most captivating part of the fantasy film.  In this article, we delve deep into the heart of “The Mummy” (2017), exploiting its storyline, characters, visual effects, and its place in the Dark Universe. So hop on the journey with me as we explore Horror Reimagined category of Netflix’ Halloween collection.


Genre Fantasy, Horror, Action-Thriller
Cast Tom Cruise 

Sofia Boutella

Annabelle Wallis

Jake Johnson

Directed by Alex Kurtzman
Studio Universal Pictures
Running Time 110 minutes
Premiered on 9 June 2017 (US) 
Where to stream Netflix

We had a glimpse of some quick highlights of the movie. Let’s top it off with the cast and plot. Looking for more films? Then, explore Where to Watch “Scary Movie”? Halloween Friendly Spooky Horror Parody Smasher of 2000.

The Star Ensemble

The action thriller is packed with superstars. At the heart of this supernatural storm stands Tom Cruise as Nick Morton, a U.S. Army sergeant. Sofia Boutella in the titular role brings back to life the ancient Egypt princess Ahmanet. Want more horror movies this Halloween season? Explore Netflix’ This Place is Evil for heart-pounding thrills.

Annabelle Wallis was cast as Jennifer “Jenny” Halsey, a brilliant archaeologist. Other supporting actors include Javier Botet as Set and Jake Johnson as Chris Vail among others.

A Glance At The Backdrop

Previously we got to know the cast. Now let’s check out the COMPELLING STORYLINE of the movie. An ancient princess is unknowingly awakened from her tomb beneath the desert in present-day Iraq, bringing malevolence and terror back to the world. Princess Ahmanet, played by Sofia Boutella, is back for vengeance for mummifying her alive. Get into the FBI corridors with Mindhunter and explore the dark human psychology. 

Ahmanet is not just a curse-bound creature; she is a force of nature, a symbol of unbridled power and ambition. Nick Morton with Jenny and soldiers takes the mummy to present-day London. Meanwhile, a tomb of a knight is discovered by the construction workers in London. The knight has a ruby which happens to be the key to unleashing ultimate terror and agony in the mortal world. The Nick-Jenny partnership is the highlight of the film. Following a series of events, Both Nick and Chris died.


Nick is brought back to life in a morgue, however, Chris happens to become a ghost. Ahmanet’s mummy escapes from her coffin and begins feeding on people to regenerate her body, turning them into zombies. She gets her hands on the Dagger of Set, only to realize that the ruby is not attached to it as she attempts to stab Nick. She and her zombie army chase after Nick and Jenny until soldiers appear and subdue her. 

The plot twist is very unexpected. Jenny is an undercover agent of Prodigium, a secret society dedicated to hunting supernatural threats. Ahmanet creates a large sandstorm in London and regains the dagger along with the ruby in order to free Set. Guided by Chris’s ghost, Nick and Jenny closely escape death. Jenny is drowned to death by Ahmanet but later is resurrected.

Set begins to take over Nick but as he looks at Jenny’s dead body, Nick regains control after remembering her and uses Set’s powers to destroy Ahmanet’s. The last part of the movie shows that Ahmanet is sealed back in her tomb. Nick returns to the desert and resurrects Chris. The two go on an adventure to Egypt, hoping to find a cure to remove the curse.

Where to Watch?

The Mummy premiered at the State Theatre in Sydney, Australia, on May 22, 2017, and officially hit the screens in the United States on June 9, 2017. The trailer of the movie hit the internet on 5 December 2016. Watch the trailer on YouTube. You can immerse in this suspenseful and exciting movie on Netflix. Netflix recently dropped its ENTER IF YOU DARE collection in the wake of the Halloween spirit. 

Visual  Effects

Those who have watched the film have praised the visual prowess of the editing team. The team used cutting-edge CGI and crafted a darkly beautiful and immersive world that lingers in the mind long after the credits roll. Explore Adam Sandler and Julie Bowen starrer Hubie Halloween.

Ratings and Reviews

The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie an aggregate rating of 4.2/10. Metacritic gave the series a score of 34 out of 100, indicating an unfavorable review. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “B−” on an A+ to F scale. The Top Gun actor’s performance adds a layer of complexity to the character leaving the audience pondering over his choices and motives.

Summing It All Up

What sets  “The Mummy” apart is the bold attempt to build a cinematic universe. In an era dominated by shared universes like Marvel and DC, Universal Pictures took a bold step by rejuvenating its classic monsters, laying the foundation for the Dark Universe. The movie left a mark on the cinematic landscape and proved that there is still an audience hungry for supernatural tales and ancient mythos. The Mummy finds its rightful place in the collection under the category HORROR REIMAGINED category of Netflix spooky collection.

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