“The Mummy” 2017 Film: Second Impression

Even though I wrote about the top five summer films to see in 2017 for MTSU Sidelines and The Mummy was the first film to be listed on there, I now take back what I say about this film for two reasons: One, it may not be a remake but it has a similar style of how the other films were introduced. For example, the narrator talking about the person who committed murder during the Ancient Egyptian times as well as being found, mummified, buried elsewhere along with a curse. Not to mention but Tom Cruise’s character Nick who kept zoning in and out of reality dozens of times throughout the movie which led to nowhere. And because I read information about the plot and wrote the review before going to the movies with my grandfather on an early, sunny Sunday afternoon with the thought of giving this film a chance to see if it would pass or fail the test. To no avail, it failed at an instant rate.

Secondly, there wasn’t a plot story to begin with. In other words, there were two guys who went from bombing Iraq when an airstrike suddenly hit one of the areas where they found the mummy’s tomb to flying with an archaeologist on a plane back to London when suddenly one of the guys from the aircraft was cursed and killed another individual and the plane crashed somewhere on the countryside of England.

Sure this isn’t a remake of the 1932 and 1999 films but it had a similar back story to it in regards to the mummy. It was disappointing in the end because there were far too many details in regards to Tom Cruise’s character seeing the mummy from ancient times and back to reality in a matter of seconds as well as Russell Crowe’s character explaining to him that he was like Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. The plot was extremely complex to the point where very little people had shown up to the theaters and watched the film. It failed to deliver what was promised and for that reason, the “Mummy” films should be left as is while throwing this one away in the garbage.

Reflecting My Memories Spent at TTU vs MTSU:

Even though I have attended two different universities in the state of Tennessee, the memories I spent there will always stay with me forever.

While I was attending Tennessee Tech for one year, I learned:

  • How to become a bit more social although I was still shy and afraid to speak my mind.
  • Not to light a candle in the dormitory because it will set the alarm off in the early hours of the morning. I knew of course not to do that but someone else did it and everyone had to rush outside as quickly as possible.
  • Ask questions to my professors when I am unsure of something which could reflect my homework grade.
  • Walk around campus and locate each building where my courses were going to be held.
  • Include my roommate when there are dorm activities involved.
  • Arrive back on campus around 3 Sunday afternoon because parking in the dorm spots are full afterwards.

Meanwhile at Middle Tennessee State University, I learned:

  • To join MTSU Sidelines and learn how to write in the lifestyles section before writing news.
  • Arrive on campus one hour early because parking spots are fully booked around 8:15 a.m.
  • Spend as much time at the library and gymnasium will help relax my mind while working on my homework assignments.
  • Receiving encouragement and useful advice from my journalism instructor will help me become more motivated and passionate about the time and effort I put into my work as a blogger and future journalist. And to never give up quickly!

MTSU’s “Not My President” Rally:

On Thursday, January 19th, students and one professor at Middle Tennessee State University came together to protest with students and declare that Donald Trump is “Not Their President.”

The rally which was held outside the Student Union Building consisted of signs that said, “Democracy is in the Streets,” as well as “Solidarity NOT Scapegoating” and “Resist.” When one of the students was asked why they decided to come out and protest today, she said, “Because I am against misogyny and racism and everything that Trump stands for.” The speakers didn’t give specific examples as to why Donald Trump is a racist and misogynist.

A former student at MTSU was also interviewed. The answer he gave when asked why he thinks Trump should not be President was “Well, a lot of people say that he is not our President because of what he stands for and how he campaigned. He campaigned against Muslims, black people, Hispanics and Latinos:everybody that makes this country work.” He then went onto say that, “Pretty much the only people that he stands with are the very rich and that’s disgusting. Just look at his cabinet picks.” Again, the protesters are not diving into examples but to accuse Trump of something he is not.

Today is the official day when Trump swears in as the 45th President of the United States. While protests are occurring at the moment, others are celebrating and accepting Trump as the winner.

Originally, the protest was supposed to start at 12:30 and end at 2:00 but cancelled one hour early due to heavy rain. If you have any questions or comments, please click on the contact page and message me via email.