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Tom Cruise is fully committed for a gonzo performance as Nick Morton, a soldier moonlighting as a tomb raider in Iraq. Nick is cursed. Vail is enslaved and forced to do Ahmanet's bidding. Oh, and there's a detour involving a doctor (Russell Crowe) who is partially a monster himself.
Universal has high hopes for this new universe, but the movie can't live up to expectations. The first one was good. What starts like American Sniper Lite turns into a wacky Tomb Raider misadventure that should have been gifted to the more adept genre-benders, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. However, it doesn't stand out as a grand entry to a new movie franchise. This is a secret society where all the monsters will converge, a monstrous 'Avengers.' However, it's not that easy to imitate what Marvel did. The discovery of the sarcophagus is good, Indiana Jones-style fun; an early action sequence aboard a military plane is more than effective. As is typical for mainstream blockbusters, a relatively inexperienced director is the ringleader.
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In the opening credits to The Mummy we are introduced to the "Dark Universe" logo - a series that is being spearheaded by The Mummy in what appears to be a new world of characters born out of classic horror; The Hunchback, Dr Jekyll, Frankenstein, and Dracula, to name a few. Who better than the other monsters that Prodigium had been rounding up? While the movie offers some surprises in the beginning, it is nothing more than a predictable summer tentpole movie in the tradition of "Pirates of the Caribbean" or 'Transformers'. He's incredibly unlikable and his love story-which, remember, begins by him stealing from the love interest-tepid.
Sometimes camp and amusing, other times dark and creepy and throwing Dr Jekyll (Russell Crowe) into the mess for good measure, "The Mummy's" tone is consistently erratic despite Cruise fighting the good fight against eye roll.
Though Cruise's star power does seem to transcend the film's tangle of flashbacks, loose ends and hallucinations, the movie never quite decides what it's trying to be.
The special effects were adequate to the film's approach.
The Mummy isn't doing so hot.
The movie is said to be a part of Universal's Dark Universe.
"The Mummy" is a festival of missed opportunities. This is a movie in service of a franchise idea, and it feels like it's being force injected down our throats.
The 2017 version of "The Mummy" is the first in an effort by Universal Pictures to rebrand its legacy - the monster movie - for the 21st century. The "Bride of Frankenstein" has been set to rise next year, and it will be interesting to see if mistakes from "The Mummy" have been noted down.