The Mummy's Shroud is like any number of a thousand and one other Mummy movies. A Mummy rises out of it's sarcophagus because of (insert lame reason here, this time it's because someone stole a shroud the Mummy used to cover the dead pharoah with out in the desert.) and goes on a killing spree. Who stole it? Why the priest who was supposed to be protecting the Mummy's eternal resting place. Why? I guess he was pissed because jumping out at the excavation party and shouting jibberish didn't scare them away. So somehow he used the shroud to activate the mummy to have him kill the excavation team who extracted the mummy and the Pharoah from the tomb. Not the dumbest reason a mummy has ever risen from it's grave (at least there aren't nine tanis leaves in this one or a priest who wants to kidnap the main character's love interest). Seriously, I think it would make a better plot device if the Mummy simple walked out of it's sarcophagus to go to the bathroom. It was interesting for the first 20 minutes or so, setting up a backstory that actually sounded halfway decent but it never went anywhere. All it turned out to be was a plot device explaining why the Mummy was killing people which they really didn't need, they could have just used the priest angle if that's all they were going to do. A pity because the acting was actually not completely terrible, there were a few characters who were somewhat developed enough to be slightly interesting. I think the biggest let down was the Mummy itself. First of all, I don't think film makers quite understand what a Mummy is supposed to be. It's supposed to be a corpse. This creature looked like Michael Clark Duncan dressed up like a mummy for a Halloween party. I wish I'd look like that after being dead for 3,000 years!! And maybe this is just a rant but really, this movie would have been so much better if the Mummy didn't come back from the grave and kill people, they could have used the Pharoah and his slave building an army to take back his throne from his usurping uncle (Hamlet, anyone?) or they could have stuck with the excavation team and showed us their exploits, they developed the characters enough (just to kill most of them off, so what was the point?) It's like halfway through the film they finally remembered they were supposed to be making a horror film and decided to throw the rest of it together at the last minute. If that's all the first part was leading up to why even bother? They could have just had the mummy chasing everyone around and killing them at the beginning, then at least the disappointment would have ended quicker. And remember I'm the Occult Horror Film Wizard, telling you the difference between horror and horrible.