Production info

The Mummy
USA, 2017

Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis
Directed by Alex Kurtzman

  

An ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened from her tomb beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Newest installment of the Univeral Pictures horror-adventure series of mummy films (nine so far), that started back in 1932 with "The Mummy" starring Boris Karloff. Though all previous films more or less centered on an ancient Egyptian male mummy who is accidentally resurrected and who tries to resurrect the soul of his lost love in a modern day woman, this time Universal chose having a female play the mummy lead role. Also, abandoning the underlying original love story, this mummy is all about revenge, catastrophy and fenominal supernatural powers. The film thus tries to emulate the success of other modern day gods, monsters and superhero movies.


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