'The Mummy' Kicks Off a Marvel-like Universe for Comcast

The Mummy opens up with the Universal intro, which rotates around to reveal "Dark Universe", an amber-tinted logo over a black globe.

All of these monsters have been revived already umpteen times, of course, but strangely enough, none more successfully than the Mummy, which spawned a 1999-2008 trilogy (not to mention the "Scorpion King" spinoffs).

But, because it's some sort of artistic imperative that every movie we see for the next decade is planned out in huge corporate clusters - I mean cinematic universes - the Universal monsters are being revived.

How did it feel to kick Tom Cruise's butt up and down England in this film?

"I grew up as a kid on Saturday and Sunday nights - when I was a little kid - watching the original Mummy's [movies] and those original monster movies from Universal that really made the Studio - they're from the 1930's", he says. Add in Dr. Henry Jekyll (Russell Crowe) to say a lot of exposition and hint at the bigger Dark Universe as a whole, and a love interest for Nick (Annabelle Wallis), and you've got yourself. almost nothing.

In ancient Egypt, Princess Ahmanet is condemned to be buried alive after killing her family and selling her soul in order to ascend to the throne.

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The big-budget film co-stars Russell Crowe and Sofia Boutella and is the beginning of a new franchise of "dark universe" films. Sadly, there's no Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah or Arnold Vosloo cameo appearance but a certain prop does show up in the Tom Cruise starrer so you guys need to keep your eyes peeled. Annabelle Wallis fills in with her own dead-pan version of Professor of Antiquities, Jenny Halsey. Playing Dr. Henry Jekyll, Crowe delivers everything you could hope for in a character with such a significant name. Not a good start, Universal. We never get a true feeling for what Nick is going through, and Ahmanet's powers are so wishy washy and illogical that it creates plot holes that are hard to ignore.

Direction: Alex Kurtzman, in his second directing gig, doesn't really bring anything distinct to proceedings and, while everything is fairly competent, there is a feeling that he wastes his chance to do something really interesting with Tom Cruise in the lead.

"And when you do a fight scene like that, you have to throw a real punch, you have to be so experienced that you have to know exactly how to miss and their technical ability to choreograph that while also protecting each other was pretty wonderful to watch".

I'm not about to write off the Dark Universe based on this first misstep.

The person you should be watching, though, is Boutella.

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