‘Evil has awakened’
The Mummy Resurrected is a 2014 American horror film directed by Patrick McManus (Dracula: Reborn) from a screenplay by Joanne Spring. Also known as The Dark City Resurrected
The movie stars Stuart Rigby, Lauren Bronleewe and Elizabeth Friedman.
A group of archaeologists uncovers a long lost pyramid in the middle of the Egyptian desert. Believing the pyramid to be full of ancient treasures, the group decides to explore. Little do they know that their actions are about to awaken an ancient evil….
Be prepared for a lead – Brit thesp Stuart Rigby (who also played Dracula a couple of years earlier) – appearing to read his lines rather than act them, a gaggle of young female archaeologists who all happen to be attractive and “like” talk and “like” behave in the dimmest ways possible, lacklustre special effects and no attention to detail (in the closing credits Libyan is incorrectly spelt… three times!).
Sadly, a mercifully short running time and better-than-expected mummy make-up are the only plus points in The Mummy Resurrected.
Adrian J Smith, MOVIES and MANIA
“Well, if you happen to be that type of indiscriminate viewer who overlooks a script only doing the bare minimum to constitute a plot, who forgives poorly conceived visual FX because the animators had limited resources, and who gives the director credit simply for producing a completed film, then maybe you will find The Mummy Resurrected to be tolerable.” Culture Crypt
“While this movie has an interesting back story and plot, it is lost mostly in shaky camera work and questionable acting at best […] The cinematography by Emmett Callinan, who also took care of the Electrical Department [and co-produced – Ed.] is quite uneven and inconsistent and the musical score by a compilation of people does little to boost this movie’s flagging disregard for the viewers intelligence.” Cryptic Rock
” …the film is quite poor. The dialog was often atrocious (‘it’s like I totally blacked out’), the story was often dull, the edits were occasionally poor (scenes would go from full sun to dusk and back within the same scene) and the film never really made a lot of sense. These folk also didn’t really seem like actresses—more like ladies who showed up for a campus kegger…” Influx Magazine