Universal Pictures resurrects its monster classic with Tom Cruise in the thick of the fantasy action as army rogue Nick Morton, a treasure-stealing scoundrel who stumbles upon the long-buried tomb of the evil Egyptian princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella) while scouting in Iraq. Together with archaeologist Jenny Halsey (Annabelle Wallis), Morton is ordered to escort the sarcophagus to England for safekeeping. However, after killing her father and waiting 5,000 years to rule over mankind, the vengeful Ahmanet has other plans. Swarming with creatures, curses and apocalyptic peril - plus Russell Crowe as a scientist with a notoriously dark side - there's enough excitement here to raise the dead.
Courtney B Vance