The Mummy (2017) is actually a reboot of The Mummy franchise and the first installment in the Universal’s Dark Universe.
I loved the first two original Mummy movies from 1999 and was excited to see this one. However, this new movie lacks the charm and excitement and linear storyline.
First, we are thrown into the story with Sergeant Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) along with his friend, Corporal Chris Vail (Jake Johnson) fighting enemy soldiers in the middle east. The problem with this is the I have no idea who these characters are or why I should care. The dialogue between Nick and Jake is good — but again, without knowing anything about these two, it falls flat.
Jump to the ending fight scene with Princess Ahmanet was over too quickly and easily.
Universal’s Dark Universe is also comprised of The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, Wolfman and others. Rumours have that The Bride of Frankenstein is next for the theaters. However, with the low ratings of The Mummy, Universal might change their original ideas.
How about you? Have you seen the new Mummy movie? Did you like it? How does it compare with the original (if you’ve seen it)? Which do you like better?
My rating 2.6 stars out of 5
Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.