Love Conquers All: Romance and Idolatry in ‘The Mummy’

Review of The Mummy, Directed by Karl FreundBy ALEXIS NEALYou really should know better than to read aloud anything you find in an ancient tomb in Cairo.But when the long-lost Scroll of Thoth is discovered, a certain archaeologist’s assistant decides to do just that: read it aloud—and in the presence of the mummified remains of the priest Imhotep, no less. It is hardly surprising, then, when the archaeologist returns to find that his assistant, clearly already deeply stupid, is now co … [Read more...]