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The Mummy (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 9 June 2017 (USA)
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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.

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Alex Kurtzman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cruise ... Nick Morton
Russell Crowe ... Henry Jekyll
Annabelle Wallis ... Jenny Halsey
Sofia Boutella ... Ahmanet
Jake Johnson ... Sgt. Vail
Courtney B. Vance ... Colonel Greenway
Marwan Kenzari ... Malik
Simon Atherton Simon Atherton ... Crusader
Stephen Thompson ... First Man
James Arama James Arama ... Second Man
Matthew Wilkas ... Reporter
Sohm Kapila Sohm Kapila ... Reporter
Sean Cameron Michael ... Archaeologist
Rez Kempton ... Construction Manager
Erol Ismail Erol Ismail ... Ahmanet's Warrior
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Storyline

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, 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. Written by Universal Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, action and scary images, and for some suggestive content and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

China | Japan | USA

Release Date:

9 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Mummy Reboot See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,688,375, 11 June 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$80,101,125

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$410,333,326
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Auro 11.1 | Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos+Vision)| Dolby Surround 7.1 | DTS (DTS: X)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella) is not the first female mummy in the Universal Monsters. Before her are:
  • The Mummy (1932), Imhotep (Boris Karloff) searched across millennia for his mummified lover, Ankhesenamun (Zita Johann), who had been reincarnated as Helen Grosvenor.
  • The Mummy's Hand (1940), Kharis (Tom Tyler) had hoped to resurrect his beloved, the mummified Princess Ananka (Zita Johann, archive footage). Before he could, however, he was caught, and for his unholy transgression Kharis was cursed to be an undead mummy forever.
  • The Mummy's Tomb (1942), although Ananka was absent in this film she did appear in The Mummy's Ghost (1944), reincarnated as Amina Monsouri (Ramsay Ames). When Kharis (Lon Chaney Jr.) eventually captured Amina, she transformed into the 3,000 year old mummy of Princess Ananka.
  • The Mummy's Curse (1944), Princess Ananka's mummy (Virginia Christine) clawed her way out of a muddy grave before being transformed once again into a beautiful woman.
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Goofs

The movie states that Ahmanet was mummified alive. The mummification process involves removal of the internal organs & the brain. The body is then covered in natron and after a period it is removed, stuffed with lime, and then wrapped in linen strips. The person would definitely be dead at this point. The movie clearly showed Ahmanet struggling to get free of the wrappings as she was being enclosed in the sarcophagus. So she was not mummified alive but entombed / buried alive.

However, the movie states that Ahmanet was mummified 5000 years ago (circa 3000 B.C.). While it is not known precisely when the Egyptians first began to develop "true mummification" which included evisceration it is usually considered to have begun around 2600 BC, roughly 400 years after the mummification of Ahmanet. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Cross Rail Worker: [having just broken through with their drill] What the hell is this?
Construction Worker: I don't know.
Cross Rail Worker: [stepping inside] Whoa! Bloody hell!
Reporter: The Crossrail is the biggest construction project in Europe, carving 26 miles of new commuter train tunnels beneath the surface of London. But today, an ancient tomb filled with the coffins of Crusader knights...
Archaeologist: People don't realize that London is a giant graveland. A modern city built on centuries of death.
Reporter: Because of the proximity to the Thames, half the space is...
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Bang Bang You're Dead
Written by Didz Hammond (as David Hammond), Carl Barât (as Carl Barat), Gary Powell, Anthony Rossomando
Performed by Dirty Pretty Things
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
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Among The Worst Summer Blockbusters I've Seen
8 June 2017 | by trublu215See all my reviews

The Mummy has had countless iterations of the character grace the screen for the better part of the 20th Century. With the 1932 original and the fun but lazy 1999 remake and anything in between, we pretty much got it. It can be scary or it can be action packed as it seems Hollywood has left there to be no in between for this type of film. Unfortunately neither of those extremes apply to this one. The Mummy is a pandering and very meager attempt at cashing in on a potential franchise. It's sad to watch because it feels like the studio made this. This doesn't feel organic in any way, shape or form and relies on CGI filled action sequences, Tom Cruise, and cheap scares that end up being unintentionally funny to progress the story. None of which comes off the way it should.

The story is absolute crap to put it as lightly as I can. It is plotted so on-the-nose that you can't have anything left up to your imagination except for some scenes of violence that may have been too much for a PG-13. Outside of that, everything is spoon fed to us as the audience. Instead of making you feel like you can keep up, the movie treats its audience like we are stupid and still expects us to continue watching. Honestly, I almost walked out at certain points, it got that bad. Especially during the scenes with Crowe's Jekyll, which are so heavily plot oriented that you can't get a feel for his character and when you get the chance to, it fails, crashes and burns.

The cast is surprisingly strong on paper but director Alex Kurtzman fails to utilize them in roles that best suit them. Tom Cruise is really the only cast member that fits the part which, when considering what genre we're talking about here, is a horrible thing. Courtney B Vance, who delivered an awards caliber performance in American Crime Story, is watered down to nothing more than a mere walk on role. Russell Crowe is so obviously doing the film for the paycheck, it feels like he isn't even acting and he is just reading queue cards.

As a fan of the cast and the 1932 original, I was left completely disappointed by everyone here. Director Alex Kurtzman, who went from directing a small indie to all of a sudden directing this big bombastic action summer blockbuster, feels out of his element here and misses the beats of a good action movie and completely neglects everything that could make a great horror film. The Mummy is by far one of the worst blockbusters in recent memory and stands as a major misfire for Universal's Dark Universe and Tom Cruise.


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