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Did We Really Need A New Mummy Flick?

Movie: ‘The Mummy’
Sofia Boutella as Ahmanet, an ancient Egyptian princess, in “The Mummy.”

If you dislike Tom Cruise, then make a beeline for the latest reincarnation of “The Mummy.” Cruise’s character, Nick Morton, gets beaten up by a mummy, mummy zombies, mummy zombie paramedics and Mr. Hyde. He is also swarmed by rats, attacked by spiders and ravens, and left in a crashing airplane.

In director Alex Kurtzman’s effects-heavy film, Morton and his buddy Vail (Jake Johnson) are fiddling around in Iraq for reasons that remain murky several hours after seeing the film. 

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