Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Mummy's Ghost, The - 2/5
The good about this film...well how about no stock footage! Finally a whole 1 hour and 1 minute of completely new material! The editing is also a little more smooth than the clunky second film. The bad about this film is exactly the same of the previous films....shoddy production values! Universal, despite having success with the previous entries, still gives the film no budget and it looks like another quickly made cash grabber. The continuity is another problem that plagues these films. Kharis got burnt to a crisp at the end of each film previously and he always returns, freshly wrapped like nothing happened! Grrr. The news paper headline scene transitions are also starting to wear a little thin.
If you made it through "The Mummy's Hand" and "The Mummy's Tomb" and you have returned for "The Mummy's Ghost", then you need not to expect anything new. It's the same old B-movie production about a shambling Mummy on the loose that barely runs over an hour long. If you want good horror with meaning then you should not look for the Kharis Mummy sequels for fulfillment. People following the story will finally find a wrap-up in the next film "The Mummy's Curse."
Written By Eric Reifschneider