Sunday, 25 June, 2017

Tom Cruise's 'Mummy' Reboot Is Dead on Arrival

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Emilio Banks | 10 June, 2017, 17:41

"The Mummy" generated $20.5 million from more than 33 global markets that opened on Wednesday and Thursday.

"The Mummy" is expected to take in $35 million to $40 million at 4,034 North America locations in its opening weekend. Cruise plays Nick Morton, a mercenary tomb raider who discovers the sarcophagus of the cursed Egyptian princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella, half-naked and covered in rune tattoos). However, as much as I like Mr. Cruise, the movie is not called The Tom Cruise and while I understand that you need a hero to go up against a baddie in this type of flick, it's pretty messed up that The Mummy ends up being a secondary (sometimes tertiary) character in her own movie. Will it be among the film's weakest, saddest, most pathetic scenes? The lackluster new incarnation, starring Tom Cruise as a wisecracking Army sergeant who loots antiquities from Iraqi war zones, is a generic summer time-killer that, alas, is positioned to bequeath sequels into the foreseeable future.

Glenn Kenny was also thrown off by the Jekyll character, but that's just one reason he's warning that the "Dark Universe" franchise might be a "grievously ill-advised" one.

Remember the first time you saw the trailer for the new Tom Cruise flick "The Mummy", and you thought, "My God, that looks awful"?

"You see her and her daddy and the blood on her face". She pursues him all the way to the London lair of a secret paramilitary organization of archaeologists who also hunt monsters, headed by one Dr. Henry Jekyll (Russell Crowe). Progress? Some shenanigans lead to the awakening of an ancient Egyptian goddess, Princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella), who has several hundred years worth of havoc she's ready to unleash.

Universal has long wanted to reboot its classic Monsters - like Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Creature of the Black Lagoon - but its attempts, such as 2014's "Dracula Untold" and 2010's "The Wolfman", flopped hard.

"I love this genre, and to be able to have a chance to bring it to a modern audience in an adventurous terrifying and epic way with her as The Mummy was very exciting".

"It's not that it's bad, it's that it never could have been good".

"You know what you're going to get".

"I would like to delve a little deeper into her dark side", says Wallis.

"And when you do a fight scene like that, you have to throw a real punch, you have to be so experienced that you have to know exactly how to miss and their technical ability to choreograph that while also protecting each other was pretty incredible to watch".

Director Alex Kurtzman bandages together secondhand ideas, weak writing and an absence of onscreen chemistry with CGI aplenty.

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