"Love Requires Sacrifice and Courage"
What You Need To Know:
MUMMIES is a fun, animated adventure movie with some good humor and an unique story. The movie draws inspiration from ancient Egyptian culture and religion, which includes the mention of pagan gods. On the other hand, it has many positive elements as well. The movie champions the beauty of marriage, love beyond the superficial, self-sacrifice, and the importance of family. Due to its mixed worldview, a light profanity and some cartoon violence, MOVIEGUIDE® advises strong caution for younger children.
MUMMIES is an animated comedy adventure about mummies who must go to the living world to retrieve a royal wedding ring that was stolen from their world in the afterlife. MUMMIES is a fun, adventure comedy with some good humor, a unique story and several strong moral, redemptive themes that promote marriage, family, sacrifice, and overcoming fear, but it also contains references to ancient Egyptian religion and some cartoon violence.
Thut the Charioteer is a famed racer in ancient Egypt, and even in the afterlife he spends most of his time autographing fans’ pictures. Despite his fame, he is fearful to return to his chariot due to an accident that happened in his final race in the living world. His younger brother, Sekhem, wants him to be courageous and return to chariot racing.
Meanwhile, Princess Nefer is a rebel who doesn’t want to get married despite her father, the Pharaoh, commanding her to do so. Unfortunately for Nefer, she doesn’t have much choice, and a ceremony is held to call upon a Phoenix to find Nefer a husband.
Soon, Thut finds himself in the royal palace before the Pharaoh, betrothed to Nefer. The Pharaoh gives Thut a royal wedding ring that he must bring on the day of his wedding, or he could face severe punishment. Both Nefer and Thut are against the idea of getting married to someone for the rest of their immortal lives.
Meanwhile, Lord Carnaby, a museum curator and archaeologist, is in search of new exhibits for his museum. While excavating in Egypt, he finds a tomb which leads to a secret world, the afterlife. Despite Thut’s efforts to hide the ring, the archeologist steals it.
Thut, Nefer, Sekham, and their pet crocodile go after the ring and find themselves in modern-day London. Will this unlikely group of mummies be able to work together to retrieve the stolen ring?
MUMMIES is a unique take on ancient Egyptian culture that provides an interesting backdrop for a story about love, sacrifice and facing fear. Despite his former accident, Thut learns to face his fear for the sake of love, even to the point of sacrificing his own life. There are also many positive pro-family and pro-marriage elements, which were a welcome surprise. However, there are several references to ancient Egyptian gods and other pagan worldview elements. In one scene there is a “god is a woman” joke.
Thut learns that true love and relationship takes courage and sacrifice, and that family is worth fighting for, even at the expense of our own comforts. This strong moral message of the beauty of love and marriage carries throughout the movie.
Ultimately, MUMMIES is a unique movie with some strong moral content marred by pagan worldview elements. MOVIEGUIDE® advises strong caution for younger children due to its mixed worldview, one light profanity, and cartoon violence.
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