The mythos of the story is quite the standard Mummy take, a Pharaoh who kills after people have broken in to his tomb. But this time there's a thing known as the Codex stone which is what Danny Glover's character Carl is in search for. Instead of risking his own life however he sends out another man, Jack Wells and his team who each have various skills needed in finding said stone and investigating the Tomb.
Wells comes across as a combination of Indiana Jones and Rick O'Conell from The Mummy trilogy. But then that could be just my thoughts due to him being in a film about a mummy.
While searching for the Tomb, the team run into a spot of trouble. Not even with the titular Mummy. And guns come out to play. This unfortunately turns part of the film a bit silly as when one gun is shot, it's quite obviously in a lower part of the victims body but it looks like a hole appears in the guys head. But looking past minor errors and some of the acting, Day Of The Mummy is a decent film.
When we finally see the Mummy, you can tell most of the budget was spent on how it looked, it wasn't just a man in bandages, but a classic looking monster. Something that would really terrify if you saw it in reality. Well, its head at least.
In all, it placed back a bit of faith in me for the POV Horror genre which I was pleasantly surprised at, and grateful for.
The genre is well done in both writing and directing, but it's a shame it didn't have a higher budget as everything was too clean and the special effects weren't the best.
The film was released today (20/10/14), so I apologise for the late review.
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