When I first saw the trailer for the 2017 version of The Mummy, I thought “That woman is my type, but also I am alarmed about this sentient dead person.”
Well I’ve seen the film now and I can definitely say I now have a crush on Sofia Boutella, although at the same time I am waiting for the vivid nightmare I will undoubtedly have about the film at some point.
The scene with the swimming skeletons was my favourite but also OH GOD SO SPOOPY.
Sofia’s visual similarities to Loreen (Lorine Talhaoui) are not lost on me; they are both North African women, Sofia is Algerian and Loreen is a Swede with Moroccan (Berber) parents. North African women tend to fit into my “type,” which I can simplify as anyone with dark features (eyes, hair) and long faces.
Obviously I don’t know why my “type” is what it is, only the subconscious workings of my brain could tell you that.
But yes, The Mummy is quite a good watch. I know a lot of people don’t like it, but the only thing that really bothered me was that, despite the production values being so high, the pretend BBC News reports looked proper naff, and there was another thing I wasn’t a fan of but I won’t say what it is so I don’t spoil it for people.