Simply stated Mummy Reborn is not the film that reestablishes the Mummy as part of the fearful and legendary cursed monster, it’s hard to top the Universal Studios original creation from 1932 and then Hammer Studios The Mummy from 1959, but director Dan Allen (Unhinged ) does attempt an adventure meets comedy wrapped into a horror flick. He also served as screenwriter along with Scott Jeffrey (The Watcher ) as they honestly walk down a dangerous line in trying to conjure fear of the Mummy but with the right atmosphere it ultimately fails to muster any scares and while though it doesn’t get better ratings than the Dark Universe Mummy (2017) which starred Tom Cruise, at least Proportion Productions stood behind the project and received distribution by High Octane on both VOD and DVD platforms.
Tina (Tiffany-Ellen Robinson (Curse of the Scarecrow )) is failing at life or perhaps life is failing her, since her mother died, she steps into the position of caring for her mentally challenged brother Max (Victor Toth), struggling with her job’s lack of pay and realizing the nurse (Becca Hirani (Unhinged )) for her brother needs payment and finally she’s learned her boss Karen (Tara MacGowran (House on Elm Lake )) is closing the antique store. While conducting the final inventory and wallowing in her nightmarish situation her boyfriend Luke (Chris Kaye) has an idea of how to fix all their worries, he and friends sneak in and steal a priceless amulets and artifacts. However his buddies Duncan (Louis Findlay), his girlfriend Ali (Georgia Wood), and Jasmine (Mika Hockman) get greedy, and steal more than just the amulet, they haul out a large wooden crate that contains the mummy (Will Dodd). Once at Tina’s home the amulet touches the mummy and causes the resurrection to occur, but Max inadvertently breaks the amulet and hides one of the pieces, along the path of the bizarre movie Ali and Jasmine become slaves and kill a nearby group of hippies, truly confused as to why, and that just begins the spiraling downward even faster in the film.
Let’s first start with the cover art for the film, very cool indeed, but none of it occurs in this movie, except for the Mummy, the costume was nicely done, however after that it just slides off the page and into a trash can. The acting is very foolish, it would be more comical to use a line like “walking like an Egyptian”, however no one seems understand the point and the direction for the actors which leaves the audience to suffer. The music score suffers greatly, along with the strange lighting, off-the-wall references and usage of subtitles where another character can ‘see’ them – HUH?? One likes to think that with all the versions of Mummy movies from Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955) to Fred Olen Ray’s The Tomb (1986), this film scores lower on the IMDb rating scale, and there are plenty of Mummy feature films over 90 of them.
Allow me to issue this warning, one shall become cursed with losing precious time in their lives if they take the time to witness this so-called scary horror movie. It shall take you for adventure into a bizarre and nonsensical world, where nothing makes sense and the storyline becomes fairly muddle in the end.
He has risen to take back what is his.
IMDb Rating: 3.3/10
Baron’s Rating: 2.5/10