The Mummy (2017)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy


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An ancient Egyptian princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.


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23 November 2018 | Mike_Devine
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| This 'Mummy' should've remained buried
One of the biggest blockbusters to come out in the summer of 1999 was an Egypt-set action thriller starring Brendan Fraser. While the film was pretty campy and over-the-top, it worked well and resonated with audiences. Fast-forward 18 years and we have a film of the same title - 'The Mummy' - only starring Tom Cruise in the role of Nick Morton, a treasure hunting renegade who stumbles upon a 5,000-year curse.

The only problem is, this film is far inferior to the original. Whether it's Cruise's schtick not jiving with the plot, or the lackluster CGI, or the wooden script, it's hard to say. There's really nothing thrilling about 'Mummy,' as everything feels borrowed, used or broken - nothing is shiny and new. Even fresh faces like Jake Johnson and Sofia Boutella aren't enough to up the excitement factor, and vets like Russell Crowe come off as looking to be in need of a paycheck rather than delivering a performance to be happy with. The action sequences are boring, the "comic relief" is far from funny and the acting itself is nothing to marvel at.

Cruise can usually find a way to make his films at least somewhat entertaining, but he fails here. There is no chemistry between any of the characters, including Nick and his love interest, Jenny Halsey (Annabelle Wallis), so the onus is really on Cruise to shoulder everything. In this case, it's an insurmountable task.

'The Mummy' is a half-hearted attempt to revive a franchise that started strong and has since faded, so it's likely it will be put back in a sarcophagus.

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When Universal was planning their Dark Universe franchise they originally envisioned Dracula Untold (2014) as the first installment with this film being the second. That film ended with Dracula in modern day times while the Master Vampire "Let the games begin" in a very obvious set up for future installments. There was early talk about Dracula appearing in this film. However, as this film progressed it was cited as the first in the Dark Universe leaving the earlier movie to exist on its own. While Dracula director Gary Shore said he hoped the possibility that his film would join the universe was left open Mummy director Alex Kurtzman said it would not be canon.


Quotes

Cross Rail Worker: What the hell is this?
Construction Worker: I don't know.
Cross Rail Worker: Whoa! Bloody hell!
Reporter: The Crossrail is the biggest construction project in Europe, carving 26 miles of new commuter train tunnels beneath the surface of London. But today, an ancient tomb filled with the coffins of ...
Archaeologist: ...


Goofs

When Jenny is on the plane and says the sarcophagus was safely hidden for 5000 years, the age is dubbed.


Crazy Credits

Despite being filmed in Panavision, the "Filmed with Panavision Cameras & Lenses" credit was used instead.


Soundtracks

I Predict A Riot
Written by
Nick Hodgson (as Nicholas Hodgson), Ricky Wilson (as Charles Wilson), Simon Rix (as James Rix), Nick Baines (as Nicholas Baines) and Andrew White
Performed by Kaiser Chiefs
Courtesy of Polydor Ltd./Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises

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Genres

Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

9 June 2017

Language

English, Egyptian (Ancient)


Country of Origin

USA, China, Japan

Filming Locations

Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK

Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,688,375 11 June 2017

Gross USA:

$80,227,895

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$409,231,607

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