Frankenstein vs. The Mummy (2015) (DVD Review)

Frankenstein vs. The Mummy (2015) (DVD Review)

Frankenstein vs. The Mummy (2015) (DVD Review)

📅01 February 2015, 22:37

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Frankenstein vs. The Mummy (2015) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Damien Leone
Starring: Robert MacNaughton, Ashton Leigh, Max Rhyser
Rated: UR/Region: 1/Widescreen/Number of disc: 1
Available from IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT

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Dr. Victor Frankenstein and Egyptologist Naihla Khalil are both professors at a leading medical university. Victor’s latest grisly “experiment” is the re-animated corpse of a sadistic madman and Naihla’s most recent find is the cursed mummy of an evil pharaoh. When the two monsters face-off in an epic showdown, no one is safe from the slaughter. Can the murderous rampage be stopped and the carnage contained before it’s too late?

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What does this movie have in common with a bowl of Trail Mix? They are both mixed. There are also other things the two share in common, like both also being a bit nutty. While I’d love nothing more than to sit here and sing the praises of this one (which has good things about it, don’t get me wrong), I just can’t ignore the faults of the film and I think many of you will have the same issues. For starters, this one is a bit long in the tooth. Not only that, but it takes way too long to even bring Frankenstein and The Mummy to the fold. Our leads aren’t the most interesting folks you’ll find in a straight to DVD movie this year, but all could have probably been forgiven if you didn’t have a nearly two hour film with the name Frankenstein vs. The Mummy were Frankenstein (the monster created by Frankenstein of course) only ends up doing battle with this nasty Mummy for just a small fraction of the time. Like, MAYBE 15 minutes, MAYBE. Is it false advertising? Not all the way, but you’d expect a much bigger battle than we end up with. At least when it ends you get a clear winner, which is hard to find in most “vs” movies. What I’m saying here is simple, folks. The movie is watchable despite all the faults it has, but it could have stood to have been a whole heck of a lot shorter and it needed to tighten things up with much more Frank vs Mummy action. I got tired of waiting for these two to clash and I have a feeling you will be tired by the time something finally happens as well.

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Yet we still have some stuff here worth seeing. For even the broken clock is right at least twice a day and if you throw enough crap at the wall, sooner or later something will end up sticking. The gore in this film is at least one thing worthy of praise. The looks of the lead actress, Ashton Leigh, is worthy of praise as well, but being hot in a horror movies doesn’t give you a five brain review here on the shallow pages of Zombies Don’t Run. I will, however, say that our monsters look cool, which is only a plus because it makes the gore even look that much better when you have cool creatures to play off of. They are clearly the stars of the film, not just because they have their names on the front of the box and have the film named after this epic battle that isn’t as epic as we’d have hoped, but because they are easily the best part of the film. They easily outshine the human characters and that is kind of a shame since we spend way more time with them than we do the monsters. Basically Frank and our dear old Mummy combine with the blood and a hot lead (that isn’t that interesting to be honest) to make the film still watch worthy, but it isn’t something that will by any means blows you away. If anything, I could say just skip to the 45 minute mark of the movie when you start watching and it would make for a much better viewing experience. Still, not totally hating it, but I’m kinda still mad at it for having all the potential in the world and not doing a good enough job of using it. Still beats those awful SyFy films. It at least can’t have that taken away from it.

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Extras

– Director’s Commentary

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