Review: The Mummy
NEW YORK – The clumsily fashioned horror flick “The Mummy” (Universal) turns out to be anything but tightly wound.
Predictable pagan mumbo-jumbo aside, there’s not much to bother grown viewers in the film. But its globetrotting – from Ancient Egypt to modern-day Iraq and London – eventually feels like a vain search for a better, or at least more focused, story to tell.
The narrative we get, courtesy of director Alex Kurtzman and screenwriters David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie and Dylan Kussman, centers on shady American soldier Nick Morton (Tom Cruise). A fast talker more interested in the black market than the military,