The Mummy

2017  PG13  1:50  Tom Cruise  Russel Crowe

Death is but a doorway to new life

We live today 

we shall live again

In many forms, shall we return

-Egyptian Prayer of resurrection


To start when this first was announced I thought oh no they are rebooting the Brendan Fraser/ ‘scorpion king’ series. Then when they announced it was the Universal and had Cruise attached that was a total turn off.


After Luke Evans etc did such a great job with Dracula Untold  WHY OH WHY would you ruin Universal Studios’ classics like this?!  Dear Boris Karloff is rolling over in his grave

First off Tom Cruise…ALL wrong for anything in the movie or the extended Universal reboot. Russell Crowe as Jekyll & Hyde, I thought was a fitting and would work. For me he did but I wish there was a little more of him in the movie.

The movie should have had another 30 something – early 40s and not someone that really needs to stay away from action movies now. Tom Cruise has lost a few steps and is wrong for them.

As for THE MUMMY itself, she didn’t even look like one. As soon as I saw the preview of the movie, I knew it would fail.

The movie starts in England 1127 where they entomb the Mummy (I forget her name but it doesn’t matter).

There are crusade knights in a burial chamber that reminds me of a chamber of bullets in as if a giant revolver.

A part I think was supposed to be humorous when we first see cruise falls flat on its face for the whole sequence.

For some reason, this gave me a chuckle. (I’m guessing it was the delivery that helped it)

If an air strike hits, don’t be on top of buildings

In this Dr. Henry Jekyll is a collector of ‘Supernatural Artifacts”  and runs Prodigium.  They should have made a Jekyll &  Hyde movie first besides Fiver Finger Death Punch has a cool song with that title that would fit quite nicely in a soundtrack for the movie!  Plus J & H doesn’t get as much ‘love’ as the other Classic Universal Monsters do.

There’s no spooky tone, or eerieness to this it is definitely NOT worthy of the Universal brand.

If Jekyll turns to Eddie Hyde why not make his hair all crazy looking at least to show the change, at least personality wise?  Instead of just how it was done. It didn’t look like much of a difference.


Skip this and just watch the original one with Boris or watch Dracula Untold. So glad I didn’t pay to see this in the theater



Transporter Refueled

2015     PG-13    Blu-ray   1:30 (but feels longer)   ** Ed Skrein, Ray Stevenson,


If you couldn’t tell by the titled (and perfectly titled too)   it’s a  reboot of the Jason Statham franchise. Now Ed Skrein plays Frank whats his name to carry on the adventures of the private mercenary only known in the underworld as the Transporter.

His father is retiring meanwhile there’s some sort of Prostitution ring that gets an upheaval. One of said ladies of the night wants to get out of the business and hires Frank for a job

I remember when Statham was in the movies… the fighting scenes with him were longer and faster,  that you could barely keep up. In this… they are shorter as well as No bullshit slower paced fights.

During one fight they end up in a very narrow hall of what at first I thought were like safety deposit boxes, but really just a hall of drawers. I see how narrow it is and I’m thinking how the hell are they going to fight, it doesn’t even look kike there’s room to move let alone fight moves. Well for us, it was a funny highlight of the movie (with little else)

Another highlight was a blink and miss it trick with the license plate (aka ‘tags’ as some places call them)

For a reboot I thought this was a bad job. Why not start it as a prequel where Skrein is a younger Frank, but we see how he came to be what he is? Or at least some sort of a back story here or there. Some of the dialog Skrein has I couldn’t catch, but gotta love that car… all cars should be made like that first audi!

Kong Skull island

2017   PG-13  Action,aDventure, Fantasy

Tom Hiddleston, John Goodman Samuel L. Jackson Toby Kebbell  Brie Larson John C. Riley Shea Whigham,Corey Hawkins

In the March 10th issue of Entertainment weekly measured up the many incarnations of King Kong strating with the
1933 Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedeck’s original, in which the ape’s size fluctuates depending on the scene. So how does Kong measure up in 2017?  read on to find out!

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Universal reboots

This is only one persons opinion on the reboot

Frankly I never saw the classic movies as horror (too dated maybe) but then again mom told me when I was still an infant they went to a haunted house and Frankenstein said “Leeeave the Chiiild”

Well here I would have said with that Ol’ Frankie Baptised me but mom said It was already done in the church. Oh well I guess Frankie was a baptism to the creatures of the night!

I enjoyed Dracula untold, the action was cool and well as the ihorror author said sadly they will make the reboot as action thrillers. I am not disappointed in it, but maybe I’m just happy that Universal is actually going to make new movies, as long as it’s my fave genre (Horror, Thrillers, action) I have no problem especially if it’s a mix.

The way they did the story of the vampire in Dracula Untold putting their ‘own’ rules in it, well that is just common  knowledge pretty much, as don’t they say it actually takes 3 days for your body to fully digest?  (especially larger meals or certain types of food?)