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Not Great but Not Terrible | Review of ‘The Mummy’ (2017)


By Cynthia Ayala

The Mummy starring Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance & Russell Crowe
Universal Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

“An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.”

    —IMDB

Where to start. Okay, so as a fan of the Brendan Fraser Mummy from back in the day, like many I was skeptical. But at the end of the day, I have to appreciate that this film was not a copycat. And it’s still funny. Tom Cruise has proven that he is a very versatile actor, and like many actors, he’s going to have some bad movies under his belt. This certainly isn’t his worst film but it’s not his best either, I’ll admit to that. Was the story the best? Certainly not. I’m going to go ahead and agree with some of the critics who question if the film would have been better had it not been so set on establishing the Dark Universe. Continue reading Not Great but Not Terrible | Review of ‘The Mummy’ (2017)

ParaNorman


paranormanThis was such a great movie.  I loved everything about this movie.  The story was sad but completely unexpected, and the ending was so bittersweet I wanted to sky.  The plot just caught me off guard and the movie itself taught a lot of life lessons.  It said that it’s okay to be different and that one should not fear those that are different and unusual, things difficult to understand.  That’s why I loved this movie, and that’s what makes this movie great for children.

This movie was able to capture and emulate the world and society that we live in today.  You have Norman who is ostracized by not only the neighborhood, but his own family because he can do something that is unexplainable.  But then he learns to stand up for himself, for those that are different, accept himself and teach his community that being different is okay and that fearing those that are different causes more harm than good.

ParaNorman had such a well thought out and developed story.  It was put together well and the animation and characterization was simply brilliant.  Everyone needs to see this movie.  4/4 ‘s and a “A+”.