Reviewed By: Wreosir
Review Date: 9/5/15 1:08 pm
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This is the cracker we've been waiting for this season.
The use of a countdown isn't the most original, but it;s explanation kind of makes up for it.
The title (not Mathieson's fault - Moffat had told him to make a story with this title. Seriously, Steve?)
The acting was spot-on by everyone, brilliant dynamics and growth throughout the story.
The characters are above average, but not the masterpieces they're often made out to be.
The Doctor's talk with the mummy at the end gave me goosebumps when the said those final two words to cap off everything he just revealed about the Mummy.
I feel like the Doctor's character has been fully fleshed out in this story - manipulative, brutally honest, dark, but never lightless. Brilliant!
Now, best for last - the SCRIPT. Holy goodness. What a great story, presented in a way that's episodic, every time the Mummy disappears you want to know what happens to the next person. It's an effective use of the completion principle.
All in all, a suspenseful tale with every second used wisely, always making the viewer want to see what happens next. More from Mathieson!