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Today we’re talking about the 2021 film Under Wraps.
This is a cute Halloween story. There are a lot of errors in Egyptian history and I’m not sure what the point of the 3-day pass for the movie was. It seemed odd and without any reason. That being said, I liked the jab at grave robbing.
Although the characters were awesome and I really appreciated the diversity, I found there was a lack of depth. They just felt very YA written by someone who’s only seen kids in movies.
There were a lot of great wisecracks and gags. I really liked the play on words with the word Mummy.
Visuals and Music
Excellent makeup and good acting combined with some genre savvy camera angles make this a fun movie to watch. It uses the practical effects well and limits the cheesy digital effects.
The music was okay, but I would have liked to hear more of Thriii’s “Calling all Monsters”.
This was a nice throwback to the kids monster movies of my youth. I liked the nod to Zombies (the Disney channel movie series) with the costumes in the background, and the awesome dancing. The whole family liked it and now the kids are pretending to be mummies and zombies, so yay?
If I have one gripe… Honey doesn’t work that way. Also it felt a little disjointed at times and I had a hard time not checking my phone,, which isn’t a good thing.
A fun if shallow Halloween movie. It has some great scenes and fun moments.
Final Score: 3 stars out of 5