The Mummy (2017)

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The Mummy Synopsis A battle in the Middle East accidentally unearths Ahmanet, a betrayed Egyptian princess who was entombed under the desert. Now, a soldier of fortune must stop the resurrected monster as she embarks on a furious rampage through London. Read Full Synopsis

Universal Pictures first announced plans for a modern day reboot of The Mummy franchise in 2012. The project went through multiple directors with first Len Wiseman leaving the project in 2013, and then a second director, Andrés Muschietti, leaving in 2014.

I asked Alex Kurtzman point blank. His response was, “Great question” followed by a long pause, and then a segue into another reporter’s question.

I’m back after watching The Mummy. One of the most conspicuous things that I realized about this film was the monster universe umbrella name, Dark Universe that appeared before the movie began. It is quite apparent that making movies under the ‘Dark Universe’ umbrella is yet another marketing gimmick of the entertainment giant which might help them to assert some authority in the cinema business. These movies might be the basis for more joy-rides at Universal’s amusement parks.Also the studio has managed to hire one of the biggest stars of Hollywood, Tom Cruise to be the face of this film. Tom Cruise is a brand name and most studios are confident that his name should suffice in order to receive high box-office returns. But that’s where things become extremely tricky. This film has been promoted more as a Tom Cruise vehicle than as a movie that deals with the resurgence of a mystical Ancient Egyptian Dark Force. I got to see Tom Cruise so much in this film that I wondered why the director couldn’t spare enough screen-time for the Mummy herself. Yes, there is an origin story that tells the tale of how The Mummy ended up being who she was. But it seemed so hasty and superficial. It appeared as if the makers of this film were too focused on giving Tom Cruise more screen-time than the Mummy. When you give a certain name to a film, I presume the name would indicate the subject of the film. The importance of the subject in this film gets compromised at the expense of a secondary/tertiary character played by Tom Cruise.Otherwise this film has almost every trope that seems to be an integral part of most Tom Cruise films. I am not asking you guys not to watch this film . Your experience at the movie theater might be directly proportional to how strong a fan of Tom Cruise you are. If you prefer Tom Cruise’s mere presence over the movie’s story-line then you will love this film. And I wish I could see more of Russell Crowe in this film . We do get to hear his cosmic voice in the background when the movie begins. His baritone is epic. But I wish his presence in this film could be equated with his divine voice. I wish The Mummy wasn’t a film but an expository documentary narrated by Russel Crowe about a super-star pretending to fend off an Egyptian monster.

On December 20, 2016, IMAX released a trailer with the wrong audio track attached, which unintentionally prompted the creation of memes and video montages featuring the mistakenly included audio track, which was missing most of the sound effects and instead featured Tom Cruise’s grunts and screams. IMAX reacted by taking down the trailer and issuing DMCA takedown notices in an attempt to stop it from spreading.

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Title:The Mummy
Release:2017-06-06
Runtime:110 min.
Genre:Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Stars:Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, Russell Crowe
Overview:Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

 

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