Are you ready for a remake of a spook-tacular and adventurous mysterious story?

Then you have got to check out Disney Channel’s new Under Wraps movie.

It’s got everything — action, friendships, mysteries and a lovable, friendly mummy. It has a spine-tickling storyline, with many surprises along the way. So, buckle up and get ready for a fun, chilling story that is perfect for the whole family.

This storyline follows three friends, Marshall, Gilbert and Amy, who mysteriously find a mummy in their neighbor’s basement. After accidentally bringing it to life, they discover he is a kind mummy.

Most films describe mummies as horrid, brain-eating, dead monsters. But this movie is special because its mummy is not like the others. He is a kindhearted, affectionate and friendly mummy, ready to help his friends with anything that may come next.

Upon finding out their new friend Harold, the mummy, will turn to dust if not put back in his sarcophagus by midnight on Halloween, the three friends do everything to save their new mummy friend.

You’ll love the main characters. Marshall (Malachi Bartoh) is a sci-fi, monster enthusiast. Gilbert (Christian J. Simon) is a scared, yet honest friend. He is always trying to help his friends and embraces people for who they really are throughout the movie. Malachi connects with his character, Marshall, in a believable way. 

Amy (Sophia Hammons) wants to solve mysteries and get the inside scoop. She dreams of becoming an investigative journalist. Even though she’s the new kid in town, she is bold and is not afraid to stand up for what is right. Hammons gives a dynamic, well-thought-out performance and shows the variety of ways she can connect with different emotions while portraying Amy.

Christian J. Simon’s Gilbert is very funny; Christian is funny in real life as well. He makes giving a solid, amazing, thorough performance look easy. 

The costume for Harold is well thought out, with incredible special effects. He looks and seems like an actual mummy. 

My favorite character is Amy because she is very brave, incredibly smart and she is not afraid to speak her mind.

This message is to embrace people’s differences and to not judge a book by its cover. When Harold is brought back to life after thousands of years, people seem to fear him — when he’s really trying to help them out. You discover that all Harold wants is a friend and our three friends learn to accept him for who he is on the inside, beyond his wrapped-up-mummy outside.

I give Under Wraps 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 7 to 18, plus adults. Under Wraps is available now on Disney Channel and Disney+.  This is a movie you don't want to miss.

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