It's a wrap!
Legend of the Mummy is based on the novel “The Jewel of the Seven Stars” by Bram Stoker. Mummy movies are far and few between, which is one of the most puzzling anomalies in horror cinema history. You’d think they’d be right up there with vampires, demons, werewolves, and zombies. We take what we get, but most of these, as it turns out, aren’t very good.
Legend of the Mummy is decent. It’s has a lot of fluff but it’s not garbage. Its heart is in the right place. It doesn’t shy away from the linen-wrapped revenant everyone has in mind when they think of mummies. In a way, this is everything a mummy movie should be... except for that tedious procedural. The protagonists and their investigation just aren’t that interesting.
For a film about a resuscitated Egyptian queen, Legend of the Mummy sure relies on dialogue a lot. It’s not the slasher that it could be, and that’s possibly what the writers tried to avoid. This movie is unique. It’s not cookie-cutter. It’s not paint-by-numbers. Though their characters are bland, the actors are convincing. Legend of the Mummy isn’t a blockbuster, but it’s not Full Moon either.