'The Mummy': Beginning Of The Dark Universe

The nostalgia grab for millennial fans of the 1999 franchise, The Mummy (2017) is action-adventure horror film with the 'Cruise' touch. The Mummy stars Tom Cruise as protagonist Tyler Colt, a special-forces soldier sent on a mission to the Iraqi desert in pursuit of terrorists. Instead, he ends up stumbling on an ancient tomb, which turns out to contain a long-buried queen with a considerable grievance. Annabell Wallis stars as archaeologist Jenny Halsey while Sofia Boutella plays The Mummy herself. Russell Crowe co-stars as Dr. Henry Jekyll.

New version of The Mummy is directed by Alex Kurtzman and written by David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie and Dylan Kussman, with a story by Kurtzman, Jon Spaihts and Jenny Lumet. According to Kurtzman said that the film was set in the same continuity as Stephen Sommers' The Mummy trilogy and its spin-offs.

Unlike the Brandon Fraser-fronted versions of The Mummy, Universal’s reboot takes place in present day and much scarier. This time the Mummy is female, a former Egyptian princes: Ahmanet, who was mummified after she made a demonic deal with god of death Set and murdered her father and his new wife and male child who was destined to become the next Pharaoh.

The Mummy is the first installment in the Dark Universe film series, that also includes standalone films for The Wolfman, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, and Van Helsing over the coming years. Even though The Mummy reboot has all the ingredients needed to create a perfect storm, it is getting destroyed by critics. It seems the Universal’s latest opened at No. 2 is doomed under the heavy shadow of “Wonder Woman.”

So and so, if you like an old school popcorn-flinging summer blockbuster, The Mummy is here for you!

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