Movie Review: “The Mum­my” (PG-13) “The Mum­my” is com­pa­ra­ble to the Bren­dan Fras­er reboot in that both films feel like sec­ond-rate Indi­ana Jones knock­offs. The big dif­fer­ence is that this ver­sion has an A-list star in Tom Cruise where­as the 1999 ver­sion starred a goofy but charm­ing Bren­dan Fras­er. One thing both movies have in com­mon, oth­er than the title and the fact that they’re both based on an icon­ic Uni­ver­sal Pic­tures mon­ster prop­er­ty, is that they’re com­plete­ly unnec­es­sary. In this big-bud­get take on “The Mum­my” from direc­tor Alex Kurtz­man (“Peo­ple Like Us”), Tom Cruise stars as Nick Mor­ton, a sol­dier of for­tune whose run-in with an ancient super­nat­ur­al force could spell cer­tain doom for all human­i­ty. That force comes in the form of Ahmanet (Sophia Boutel­la), an Egypt­ian princess who was sen­tenced to mum­mi­fi­ca­tion thou­sands of years ear­li­er for the mur­der of her pharaoh father. When Mor­ton inad­ver­tent­ly assists in the unleash­ing of Ahmanet from her mum­mi­fied tomb, he is quick­ly seduced by her pow­er. Will arti­facts expert Jen­ny Halsey (Annabelle Walis), smar­tass side­kick Chris Vail (Jake John­son), and the mys­te­ri­ous head of an under­ground orga­ni­za­tion (Rus­sell Crowe) be enough to help Mor­ton destroy that which he is […]