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