American Mummy Offers Zombies, Clichés
American Mummy Film Details
Director: Charles Pinion
Release Date: May 2017
Release Format: DVD
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 82min
A group of university students in the New Mexico desert unearth an ancient mummy, which one of the students performs a secret, primeval blood ritual. This awakens the death-hungry spirit of the Aztec Lord Tezcalipoca, intent on finishing his centuries-old reign of terror. Soon, the mummy’s curse possesses the students’ souls, turning them against each other in a bid to spread his evil to the entire world.
Overview: A team of university students finds the archeological site of an ancient Aztec god, Tezcatlipoca. After one student, Carmen (Esther
A team of university students finds the archeological site of an ancient Aztec god, Tezcatlipoca. After one student, Carmen (Esther Cantana), executes a strange resurrection ritual the mummy’s curse gets activated and anyone who comes in contact with her…will then catch a zombie like virus–what?!
The location of the film was proper. I liked the work on the mask of the mummy and costume design for the Aztec rituals. Some of the special effects were properly done.Yet, only a few had a better impact. I thought it was interesting that the setting was in America and it was the mummy of an Aztec god. I would have appreciated more background on who this mummy was. There were blood and guts; in some scenes, it was displayed nicely!
Unfortunately, this film had more cons than pros. First, the movie poster doesn’t even match the movie and I find that to be a huge problem. The performances in this film are mediocre and sometimes even hard to follow with. The fact that people were turning into zombies was very confusing. I would have liked more background knowledge as to why this is. The score was “cheesy” at times and did not match well with the film.
The film was not well directed and performed.
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