2¢ After Dark, Two Cent Halloween, Uncategorized

2¢ After Dark: The Mummy and Men in Black

Based on the Marvel comics of the same name, Men in Black is a secret government operation that takes care of alien threats to the world and Galaxy at large. Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) has been charged with finding a new recruit for the Men in Black. NYPD officer James Edwards (Will Smith) is the lucky man chosen for the job. Agents K and J must work together to stop an alien from the Bug race from stealing an entire Galaxy used as a super energy source.

Men in Black is a fun sci-fi action comedy. It’s also one of my favorite Will Smith performances. It’s got some great action and funny moments. There’s some typical sci-fi related violence. A couple people are hurt or killed by aliens. The main villain wears his victim as a skin suit. The language is quite excessive for a rated PG-13 movie which is why I knocked half a star off the rating. Words include various uses of hell, ass, and shit. God’s name is misused and is paired at least three times with damn. Various other language is also used throughout. There’s some sexual innuendo. Unless you want to expand your kids’ vocabulary in a more colorful direction, I don’t recommend this movie for them. It’s better suited for teens and adults. You can stream Men in Black on Netflix.

Let’s get this out of the way. If a review is marked 2¢ After Dark, it is NOT for kids. These titles will be rated: PG-13, TV-14, R, and TV-MA.

Once upon a time High Priest Imhotep couldn’t keep his hands to himself, touched the Pharaoh’s scantily clad mistress and paid the price by being cursed, mummified, and buried alive to be eaten by scarabs. Fast forward to 1926, librarian Evelyn (Rachel Weisz) and her brother Jonathan (John Hannah) rescue adventurer Rick O’Connell (Brenden Fraser) from death and team up to travel to the lost city of Hamunaptra where they accidentally resurrect Imhotep’s mummy. The mummy causes complete chaos including revisiting the ten plagues of Egypt in his mission to resurrect Anck Su Namun, and he’ll need a human sacrifice to do it.

As someone who enjoys Egyptian history and mythology, I absolutely love this movie! It’s also an amazing action movie. It’s fast-paced and action-packed from beginning to end. Some scenes can be dark and intense, but everything ends well. There are many content issues especially for Christians, but everything included like the violence, suicide, murder, and Egyptian mysticism contribute to the overall story and everything has its place within context of the story. Language including hell, damn, and ass, along with a few others like bastard and several misuses of God and Jesus’s names occur sporadically throughout the movie. The language in this movie was infrequent compared with Men in Black, and I found it refreshing. You can stream it on Hulu if you have a premium subscription.

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