- Annabelle Wallis, Courtney B. Vance, Erol Ismail, Jake Johnson, James Arama, Marwan Kenzari, Matthew Wilkas, Rez Kempton, Russell Crowe, Sean Cameron Michael, Simon Atherton, Sofia Boutella, Sohm Kapila, Stephen Thompson, Tom Cruise
- Alex Kurtzman
- Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
- June 9, 2017
Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.
Critics and Reviews
As the beginning of an ongoing series, it’s an utter bore, one with only the faintest grasp on what made Universal’s monster pictures so iconic all those decades ago. Full reviewDavid Sims
The Mummy is just another Tom Cruise film where the 54-year old continues to sell us his man-child image. Neither scary nor engaging! Full review
An odd but frothily entertaining genre cocktail, which coasts on the charisma of its two biggest names and keeps things just fun enough to forgive its considerable lapses in narrative. Full reviewDan Jolin
Frequently Asked Questions
Who was Princess Ahmanet
Amunet was a primordial goddess in ancient Egyptian religion. She is a member of the Ogdoad and the consort of Amun. Her name, meaning “the female hidden one”, was simply the feminine form of Amun’s own name. It is possible that she was never an independent deity, as the first mention of either of them is in a pair
When was the first mummy movie made?
The Mummy is a 1932 American pre-Code horror film directed by Karl Freund. The screenplay by John L. Balderston was from a story by Nina Wilcox Putnam and Richard Schayer. Released by Universal Studios, the film stars Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Edward Van Sloan and Arthur Byron. The film is about an ancient Egyptian mummy named Imhotep who is discovered by a team of archeologists and inadvertently brought back to life through a magic scroll. Disguised as a modern Egyptian, the mummy searches for his lost love, whom he believes has been reincarnated into a modern girl.
Why did they mummify their bodies?
The ancient Egyptians believed that when someone died, their soul left their body. The soul would then return and be reunited with the body after it was buried. However, the soul needed to be able to find and recognise the body in order to live forever.