Brazilian guy living in Berlin, born in Rio de Janeiro, addicted to the Seventh Art and all types of films: from cult to mainstream, films d'auteur to blockbusters, arthouse to B movies, animations to documentaries, short films to miniseries.
A more restrained Xavier Dolan after his pretentious previous film, displaying now an assured direction and control of this suspenseful thriller, even though the narrative also seems to move too fast as the characters start to act in ways that do not always seem convincing.
Hawks re-teams with John Wayne in this obvious remake of Rio Bravo (although he always denied that), which despite lacking in originality and being too familiar for its own good, boasts a stunning cinematography, elegant dialogue and Robert Mitchum virtually stealing the scene.
With a marvelous make-up and cinematography, Freund displays a firm grasp for his first movie (also in the flawless use of music and silence), but the plot suffers from inconsistencies, like the mummy leaving the scroll in the museum after killing the guard even if he would need it later.
A morally repellent movie that clearly supports imperialism (the emblem being an eagle and the Romans performed by American actors) and considers those who resist it as ruthless savages, which makes it unbelievable that Jamie Bell's character would help the invaders regain their "honor."