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The Mummy [2017] (2 discs)

Director:Alex Kurtzman
Writer:Christopher McQuarrie
David Koepp
Dylan Kussman
Composer:Brian Tyler
Length:110 minutes
(1 hour 50 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Adventure
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IMDB Rating:5.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:15%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: An ancient Egyptian princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Reaction: It's not a bad movie, just not what it should have been. I wanted it to be scary but it's mostly just an action adventure. They spend lots of time and effort building a connected universe for other monster stories when they should have focused on just telling this story. I do hope they continue since I'm really interested in what they want to do in the Dark Universe. They just need to focus on the story they're telling and maybe pepper in just a few Easter eggs for their other stories here and there.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Alex Kurtzman => Director
Christopher McQuarrie => Writer
David Koepp => Writer
Dylan Kussman => Writer
Brian Tyler => Composer
Alaa Safi => Sickle Slave (uncredited)
Andrew Brooke => Mr. Brooke (Emergency Worker)
Annabelle Wallis => Jenny Halsey
Chasty Ballesteros => Kira Lee (uncredited)
Courtney B. Vance => Colonel Greenway
Dylan Smith => Pilot
Jake Johnson => Sgt. Vail
Jason Matthewson => Museum Guy (uncredited)
Javier Botet => Set
Martin Bishop => Senior Technician
Marwan Kenzari => Malik
Russell Crowe => Henry Jekyll
Sean Cameron Michael => Archaeologist
Selva Rasalingam => King Menehptre
Sofia Boutella => Ahmanet
Tom Cruise => Nick Morton

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • [?] Baltasar Kormákur was offered the opportunity to direct, but turned it down.
  • The movie introduces Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll aka Mr. Edward Hyde, which will set up the character for a standalone film in Universal's monster universe.
  • There are several Easter eggs to the upcoming movies in the dark universe such as the Creature From the Black Lagoon's hand and vampire skull at Dr Jekyll's headquarters, and the Book of the Dead in his office, which made its appearance in The Mummy and The Mummy Returns.
  • The first film Alex Kurtzman wrote without Roberto Orci.
  • Len Wiseman was originally set to direct but dropped out before production began. Wiseman was then replaced by Andy Muschietti, but he also later dropped out due to creative differences.
  • This was not Tom Cruise's first foray into the horror genre. He had played a vampire in the film Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles.
  • Alex Kurtzman, David Koepp, Jenny Lumet and Dylan Kussman were not revealed to have writing credits until days before the films release.
  • Writer Christopher McQuarrie directed Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher and Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.
  • The Mummy's design and gender were altered to avoid similarity with the titular villain of X-Men: Apocalypse.
  • The Mummy had a relatively disappointing box office run, grossing just over $400m worldwide. Studio sources have said that Tom Cruise exerted too much control on the set, and that his input into editing and marketing greatly changed the pace and style of the movie.
  • Javier Bardem, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, and Eddie Redmayne were all considered to play Henry before Russell Crowe was cast in the role. Bardem was then cast as Frankenstein's Monster in a planned sequel.
  • This film is intended to be the first installment in a possible Universal Monsters shared universe, also known as "Dark Universe."
  • The zero gravity scene took sixty-four takes and was shot for two days in a falling plane. Reportedly, a lot of the crew got nauseous during the scene and vomited, except for the main stars, Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis, who were really proud of the stunt.
  • The book that Jenny knocks Dr. Jekyll's henchman out with in his library is the Book of Amun-Ra from The Mummy.
  • Hyde calls Nick "young" during their fight scene - even though in real life, Tom Cruise (Nick) is a year older than Russell Crowe (Hyde).
  • Director Alex Kurtzman stated that there is no post credits scene because "That's Marvel's domain."
  • When Jake Johnson was offered his part in the movie, he loved the idea and the opportunity to work with Tom Cruise, knowing that Cruise does most of his own stunts. He signed on immediately, but when he read the full script and learned what kind of dangerous actions were expected of him, he admitted to getting cold feet. However, Cruise allowed Johnson access to his private facilities for a rigorous 4.5 month training course, making him well prepared for all the stunts he was required to do.