An ancient Egyptian priest named Imhotep is revived when an archaeological expedition finds his mummy and one of the archaeologists accidentally reads an ancient life-giving spell. Imhotep escapes from the field site and searches for the reincarnation of the soul of his lover.
Fritz Lang’s vision for this film is one of a desolate and divided future. A future devoid of empathy and compassion. Given its age, even today it is relatable on deeply personal level. It portrays a world where the gap between those who have, and those who have not, is not just wide, but a chasm that cannot easily be crossed. It’s sad to think that a future dreamed about almost a century ago has actually in no small measure, actually come to pass.
Not all moves are capable of living up to the hype. Total Recall (2012) was directed by Len Wiseman, and was expected to be a blockbuster of epic proportions. It was a re-imagining of the original 1990 film of the same name, directed by Paul Verhoeven. Following a similar premise of “Protagonist thinks he is an average every day dude, but is actually caught up in a mired web of lies; deceit and corporate espionage”, the 2012 film failed to live up to the expectations of the audience.