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‘The Mummy’ (2017) – The Perfect Kick-Start To Universal’s “Dark Universe”

“Mystery, Action, Horror, Comedy, Romance & Suspense all wrapped into a sarcophagus – The Mummy will not disappoint!”

“Cruise & Boutella’s sexy, sleek performance steals the show in The Mummy.”

Eighteen years have passed since the 1999 remake of The Mummy, wow has it really been that long? It just seems like yesterday we were exploring ancient ruins with characters Rick O’Connell and Evelyn Carnahan, and the more I think, it was inevitable that we were going to receive some sort of reboot to the franchise, I just did not expect blockbuster star Tom Cruise to be a part of it.

The Mummy starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, and Russell Crowe and directed by Alex Kurtzman. The film focuses on Nick Morton (Cruise) who ransacks ancient sites for artifacts and sells these items on the black market. Nick and his partner unearth Ahmanet (Boutella), an ancient princess that has been entombed beneath the desert for thousands of years. With her powers increasingly getting stronger, Morton must stop the destruction that Ahmanet has brought forth as she parades through the streets of London bringing destruction and evil that has never been witnessed before. Will Morton succeed in saving himself and the world from this destruction? Find out June 9th!

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The Mummy has proven to be the perfect kickstart to Universal’s “Dark Universe!” A strong start to the monster franchise. The film contains Mystery, Action, Horror, Comedy, Romance, and Suspense all wrapped into a sarcophagus and the film did not disappoint. The Mummy is nothing short of a blockbuster, and I believe this film accomplishes what it set out to, and I am very excited to see what else is in store in this universe.

Visually this film is beautiful, the cinematography is stunning and it most certainly enhanced the experience seeing this film in IMAX 3D. The CGI was perfect and gave the mummies a realistic appeal; it wasn’t overdone. Another essential component to the movie was the story of Ahmanet, and Sofia Boutella “Killed It” in her performance.

Photo Courtesy of Universal Pictures

 

Overall this was a fresh spin on the franchise with a monster gender change and an impressive beginning to the Dark Universe. At times the story did get a bit clunky especially towards the end, but everything else grand about this film made up for that. Tom Cruise’s performance will appease fans, and with the doorway left open for future installments the possibilities are endless; hopefully, Ahmanet returns with Director Alex Kurtzman at the helm.

The Mummy Opens In Theatres June 9th, 2017. Check Out The Trailer

 

-About The Author-

Ryan T. Cusick is a writer for ihorror.com and very much enjoys conversation and writing about anything within the horror genre. Horror first sparked his interest after watching the original, The Amityville Horror when he was the tender age of three. Ryan lives in California with his wife and Eleven-year-old daughter, who is also expressing interest in the horror genre. Ryan recently received his Master’s Degree in Psychology and has aspirations to write a novel. Ryan can be followed on Twitter @Nytmare112