The Mummy, a movie review

A movie review by: Lee Sonogan

(2017) 1hr50min/Action, adventure, fantasy


Nick Morton: Who are you?

Dr. Henry Jekyll: I’m a doctor… my name is Jekyll, Henry Jekyll.

This movie is about an ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. With a budget of $125 million, this movie made over $397 million at the box office. This film is intended to be the first installment in a possible Universal Monsters shared universe, also known as ‘Dark Universe,’.

The Mummy in 2017 was written by Christopher McQuarrie, who previously directed Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher in 2012 and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation in 2015. The film was partially filmed in London, England, with shooting taking place in July 2016.

The character played by Tom Cruise was originally named Tyler Colt, but this was ultimately changed to Nick Morton. This was not Tom Cruise’s first foray into the horror genre. He had played a vampire in the film Interview with the Vampire in 1994. Javier Bardem, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, and Eddie Redmayne were all considered to play Dr. Henry Jekyll before Russell Crowe was cast in the role.

Fantasy that moves at a fast pace. It’s a story that embraces a lot of dialog and origin storys of concepts. Its imagery explores through many cultural locations and fantasy concepts. Its a weird movie that has some interesting effects and action scenes. Its story and scenes is not for everyone and may be a bit dull. The ending ends in a typical horror fashion and over top CGI, unrealistic fantasy scenes. I recommend this movie to people who like very old school horror movies and Tom Cruise.


Nick Morton: I’m thinking!

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