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The Mummy (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 9 June 2017 (USA)
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An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

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Ahmanet's Warrior
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Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, 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. Written by Universal Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for violence, action and scary images, and for some suggestive content and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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9 June 2017 (USA)  »

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Untitled Mummy Reboot  »

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Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,688,375 (USA) (9 June 2017)

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$69,518,575 (USA) (26 June 2017)
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Dr. Henry Jekyll is a character in Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." He struggles with good and the bad attitudes in his life, thus creating the two different personalities, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Edward Hyde. See more »

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When Ahmanet is mummified and placed in the sarcophagus, one of the hieroglyphic tattoos on her left cheek that resembles an arrow is pointing in the wrong direction. See more »

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Dr. Henry Jekyll: We recognize, examine, contain, destroy.
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I Predict A Riot
Written by Nick Hodgson (as Nicholas Hodgson), Ricky Wilson (as Charles Wilson), Simon Rix (as James Rix), Nick Baines (as Nicholas Baines) and Andrew White
Performed by Kaiser Chiefs
Courtesy of Polydor Ltd./Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Among The Worst Summer Blockbusters I've Seen
8 June 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Mummy has had countless iterations of the character grace the screen for the better part of the 20th Century. With the 1932 original and the fun but lazy 1999 remake and anything in between, we pretty much got it. It can be scary or it can be action packed as it seems Hollywood has left there to be no in between for this type of film. Unfortunately neither of those extremes apply to this one. The Mummy is a pandering and very meager attempt at cashing in on a potential franchise. It's sad to watch because it feels like the studio made this. This doesn't feel organic in any way, shape or form and relies on CGI filled action sequences, Tom Cruise, and cheap scares that end up being unintentionally funny to progress the story. None of which comes off the way it should.

The story is absolute crap to put it as lightly as I can. It is plotted so on-the-nose that you can't have anything left up to your imagination except for some scenes of violence that may have been too much for a PG-13. Outside of that, everything is spoon fed to us as the audience. Instead of making you feel like you can keep up, the movie treats its audience like we are stupid and still expects us to continue watching. Honestly, I almost walked out at certain points, it got that bad. Especially during the scenes with Crowe's Jekyll, which are so heavily plot oriented that you can't get a feel for his character and when you get the chance to, it fails, crashes and burns.

The cast is surprisingly strong on paper but director Alex Kurtzman fails to utilize them in roles that best suit them. Tom Cruise is really the only cast member that fits the part which, when considering what genre we're talking about here, is a horrible thing. Courtney B Vance, who delivered an awards caliber performance in American Crime Story, is watered down to nothing more than a mere walk on role. Russell Crowe is so obviously doing the film for the paycheck, it feels like he isn't even acting and he is just reading queue cards.

As a fan of the cast and the 1932 original, I was left completely disappointed by everyone here. Director Alex Kurtzman, who went from directing a small indie to all of a sudden directing this big bombastic action summer blockbuster, feels out of his element here and misses the beats of a good action movie and completely neglects everything that could make a great horror film. The Mummy is by far one of the worst blockbusters in recent memory and stands as a major misfire for Universal's Dark Universe and Tom Cruise.


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