Black & White
It's a wrap!
The film starts in fun and laughter inside a Louisiana tavern late after the events of The Mummy’s Ghost. An engineering company is asked to dig up the mummy from the swamp where it vanished. It doesn’t take long before the old gimmick kicks in: two followers of the Arkam sect; a disciple and yet another high priest, boil some leaves to re-animate the Kharis mummy. We’ve been here before.
The dialogue is at times awfully rigid. We’re at least treated with impressive imagery of old Egypt, as the high priest gives us some back story. The words spoken by the Arkam guru are spine-chilling and compensate for the off-screen gore relating to the death of Kharis. This is all very familiar. The movie is somewhat a collection of familiar plot elements from previous installments.
Ananka, presumed dead and mummified at the end of The Mummy’s Ghost, returns to add a layer to the story and to be once again preyed upon by the mummy until she passes out; a terrible habit! Her character’s weakness is both a mystery and an annoyance. She turns out to be the main protagonist. Will she turn into mud again or finally get rid of her curse? There’s only one way to know…