Mummies is a new animated movie from Warner Bros whose animated movies are very hit or miss. Mummies is ok, it is not the worst animated movie I have seen, but it is far from the best. It is an inoffensive family movie that can be fun if you are looking for something new for a family movie night.
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The Movie Review
The premise of Mummies is a lot of fun and when I read it and then saw the trailer, I thought that it had the potential to be a pretty good to be honest with you. We have this group of three mummies that live in the underworld. I like the dynamic of the three, we have the two older ones and the young kid along with their pet crocodile.
The mainly British voice cast does a decent enough job and as main characters, they are not bad and manage to bring them to life fairly well. The drama of the movie comes in the form of a special ring that was once one of the prized possessions of an ancient Egyptian family. This ring was stolen from a tomb by an archeologist and is now in London!
This brings our three undead heroes to modern-day London to try and get the ring back. The most fun aspect of the movie is the mummies trying to figure out modern day society. I liked how they could use magic to blend in and it is funny seeing them react to stuff that we take for granted.
For a movie that was made by a smaller studio (all be it put out by Warner Bros) and directed by Juan Jesús García Galocha in what is his directorial debut. I think that the animation quality is actually really good. It is nice and bright and the characters have a ton of personality and are very expressive.
There is even a fun musical number too that I thought was by far the real highlight of the movie. Now, so far, I have been mostly positive about Mummies, but I think that I have to be honest and say that this is a really forgettable movie. It is not bad, but it is not the kind of movie that I could imagine will become a classic or anything like that.
I ended up watching this with my nephew who is 9 and he laughed quite a few times and said that he liked it. Yet, when I saw him a few days later, he never mentioned it and when I asked him about it he said it was ok, but had forgotten most of the stuff about it. I would wager that this is the way most kinds will feel about it.
As I said if you are looking for something to watch with the kids and are sick of seeing the same things over and over again, you can do a lot worse than Mummies. It is a very predictable kind of movie that you can see where it is going right away and I felt like the creativity of it kind of started going downhill after about 10 minutes, it never got really bad, but it never got all that exciting either. Average is the best way to describe it.
- The youngest mummy is kind of fun
- The pet crocodile is pretty awesome
- I was surprised at the quality of the animation
- There is a fun musical number in the movie
- The plot is very average and predictable
- I cannot see many kids wanting to watch this over and over again