The Mummy (2017): 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

Thought safely entombed deep beneath the desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day. Her malevolence has grown over millennia and with it come terrors that defy human comprehension.

Tom Cruise movies aren’t always the best but one thing that they always are is fun and this film is exactly that. I know a lot of people may want to compare it to the previous Brendan Frasier films but I made sure to disregard them when watching this film the first time. The story was fun but it didn’t “wow” me like I thought it would. It was missing a little something that I can’t quite put my finger on. I will say however that it is really action packed and full of really good horror-like moments. The CG looked fantastic and I think it’s a big step up from what we’ve seen in the past from any other action/horror film. There was some humor mixed into the film as well but I didn’t think that it was necessary. We would get a great action moment then a joke would be made and it would slow everything down. The story itself did feel weak and the motivation behind their mission didn’t feel as urgent nor did it feel like the stakes were high enough. I did however like the inclusion of the character Dr. Jekyll which I feel gave the story a bit of a push. The film isn’t terrible but I think that I just hoped and expected a whole lot more than what I got. I really do hope that if they continue with another film that they would lean on a more serious tone and more horror. It’s definitely worth a watch but I don’t think it would be good for multiple viewings. 7/10

4K Presentation:

The film looks fantastic in this format which I pretty much figured it would. The clarity of the picture is really impressive and there is little to no grain present which sometimes can be a bad thing but in this case the less grain the better. The colors are vibrant but you can’t tell too much because a lot of it plays out in darkness but the moments that I do see some brightness I thought it looked great as well. The black levels are accurate and I can see plenty of details within the low light scenes. Awesome presentation of this film hands down.

Special Features:

Deleted and Extended Scenes – Only a few scenes here that are decent enough to check out but don’t really offer anything extra.

Rooted in Reality – Alex Kurtzman and Tom Cruise discuss making this film in modern day as opposed to the past.

Cruise & Kurtzman: A Conversation – Kurtzman and Cruise talk in depth about the film.

Life In Zero-G: Creating the Plane Crash – Cruise talks a bit about how they were able to create the most famous scene in the film.

Meet Ahmanet – A look at Sofia Boutella’s version of the character.

Cruise in Action – This focuses on the cast and crew talking about having Cruise on set and some important scenes of the film.

Becoming Jekyll and Hyde – This feature looks at Russell Crowe’s character in the film.

Choreographed Chaos – A look at creating various key scenes in the film.

Nick Morton: In Search of a Soul – A closer look at Tom Cruise’s character.

Ahmanet Reborn Animated Graphic Novel

Feature Commentary With Director/Producer Alex Kurtzman and Crew

The Mummy (2017) is available NOW on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment


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