The Mummy… yes, it doesn’t seem so long since that was last on the big screen but the first of three movies brought cheesy Brendan Fraser to the fore again in 2001, with the brilliant Arnold Vosloo as the baddie. Lately, Tom Cruise must be running out of stories to adapt, so now he’s having a crack at it.
In this tale, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day*, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension…
(*Hey! This sounds like X-Men Apocalypse!)
Directed by Alex Kurtzman, from a script by Christopher McQuarrie (Mission Impossible Rogue Nation) and Jon Spaihts, and also starring Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B Vance and Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll, the first response is for everyone to get in an uproar saying, “But Cruise is just remaking Mr Fraser’s movies!”, even though the concept of The Mummy, itself, has been around since time began.
However, this looks like it could make for a reasonable slice of hokum… and it can’t be worse than Jack Reacher: Never Go Back!
Oh, and did Tom Cruise perform that plane stunt all by himself? He usually does 😉
The Mummy is released in UK cinemas on June 9th, 2017.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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