Universal Studios’ Dark Universe didn’t get off to such a great start with The Mummy, and the future of the shared universe is already getting murky in regards to the next film, Bride of Frankenstein.
It was a bold move, announcing a full, connected, star-studded franchise before releasing a single movie. But that’s what Universal did earlier this summer with the monster-centric Dark Universe. Then The Mummy came out. Now, it seems things may already be coming apart at the seams.
Tom Cruise’s new film, The Mummy, is essentially a monster movie Iron Man; it’s the first film in Universal’s new cinematic universe of monsters, which will include Frankenstein, the Invisible Man, and other horrors from the studio’s rich, historic past. Here’s the breakdown of everything The Mummy can tell us about…
The new Mummy movie, out this weekend, does not sound, uh, particularly great. If you have your heart set on seeing a mummy movie, and assuming you don’t want to go all the way back to the black-and-white movies of the ‘30s and ‘40s, I have a recommendation: Why not watch the 1999 movie instead?
The Mummy is the first movie in the “Dark Universe,” a planned series of films that will intertwine the ghoulish tales of the classic Universal Monsters. But it contains zero scares and is devoid of any sense of fun. What it does have is whole lot of Tom Cruise, and a Mummy whose motivation feels very, very…
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Sometimes people like to render metaphors literally, and in the case of The Mummy, the metaphor “take a licking” results in the Mummy (Sofia Boutella) laying her tongue on Nick Morton (Tom Cruise). Although, let’s be honest, Tom Cruise is always just playing Tom Cruise.
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Universal’s hoping that its reboot of the Mummy franchise will be just the kind of hit that’ll sell the world on its shared universe of gods and monsters. The latest trailer for the movie shows just how different this take on the Mummy story will be.
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I was totally ready to let the upcoming reboot of The Mummy pass me by. The trailers seemed to offer yet another installment of “Tom Cruise Running From Things.” But this new look at the movie focuses on just why Princess Ahmanet wants to break stuff, and now I’m quite intrigued.
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The summer movie season is usually very predictable. We all get super excited about all the big movies coming out. Expectations go through the roof. Then you see the movies, most of them are bad, and that’s it. For some reason, though, 2017 feels like it’s going to be an exception.
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