At least the first Mummy film has a coherent plot and more rounded lead characters.
As a more uselful reference, it's better than Underworld or the 2 Mummy flicks. But still a movie to rent but not buy.
Finally got round to seeing it today after screening it for the past 2 weeks (too much going on to actually sit down and watch the films I'm showing sometimes ). All I can say is it was big, dumb fun. I wasn't expecting anything on the level of Gods & Monsters
Now that I have seen it, I can see a few potential plots for sequels. Mostly, just who exactly is Van Helsing? Dracula says VH murdered him centuries before and that he is 'the left hand of God'. Did I miss the explanation of this epithet? And VH says he remembers fighting the Romans at Masada (74AD). Was he taking the p*ss out of Karl, or was he telling the truth? He looks pretty good for a man pushing 1900 years old.
So once again, Hugh Jackman plays a man with a 'mysterious past which he can't remember'.
Coming soon: Van Helsing 2 - The origin movie?