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Movie Spotlight: The Mummy

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The Mummy (2017)
Certificate PG-13 110 min   -   Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Horror

An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Director: Alex Kurtzman

Stars: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe

 

THE BUZZ: As the summer movie season kicked commenced, Universal unveiled their Dark Universe, a shared universe of action-adventure/horror films based on their classic monster characters. If their casting decisions remain as exciting as the thought of Sofia Boutella playing the ancient princess Ahmanet, we imagine audiences will welcome back The Bride of Frankenstein (coming February 2019 from director Bill Condon) and all the reintroductions to come.

Also worth noting is how this feels like the least Tom Cruise-y Tom Cruise movie to date. Although he's wowing as usual with his commitment to entertaining us at all costs, it's pretty gentlemanly how the focus is pretty much kept on The Mummy herself. Cruise, of course, generated plenty of attention over the past few weeks with news that his Top Gun sequel will start filming next year.

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