The latest in remakes/reboots is coming in the form of The Mummy Movie. Will you see it in theatres? Find out everything you need to know to decide.
The Mummy Is It The Same Story As Before?
No. Thankfully they haven’t gone and just copied the plot from the 1999 version. They have actually changed things this time.
Instead of Rick we now have Nick and Evie, well there is no Evie. Of course, the original essence is still there we have Nick, our soldier of fortune and the main character, who discovers an Ancient Egyptian Sarcophagus.
That’s really it that’s similar from the 1999 version. This time they make out of the middle east and our movie is set in London. Our ancient Egyptian is actually a princess this time and is hell bent on carrying out a furious rampage on the streets of London and Nick needs to stop her with the help of others.
Why Are We Getting Another Remake?
It certainly seems to be the thing in Hollywood right now. Take a movie that we did years ago and do it again.
Why? Well, sometimes it’s just because. This time, however, we appear to have a reason.
The Mummy is acting as a first instalment/launch for an intended ‘Universal Monsters’ universe or ‘Dark Universe’. Essentially it’s the first of many movies to come out that involve monsters, such as Bride of Frankenstein, Van Helsing, etc.
Who Should We Expect To See?
Tom Cruise, best known for his work in Top Gun and the Mission Impossible franchise, will be playing the lead role of Nick Morton.
Russell Crowe is to star in the role of Dr Henry Jekyll, Annabelle Wallis as Jenny Halsey and Sofia Boutella as Ahmanet.
Tom Cruise supposedly auditioned and was considered for the 1999 original movie, however, director Stephen Sommers decided to go with Brendan Fraser in the end.
This is the first time that both Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe have collaborated together.
Reactions So Far
Reactions have not been so great. Many feel there is no real need for this movie with many disappointed that Brendan Fraser not featuring in it.
While many have expressed their opinions that the movie is not a direct remake of the original franchise and while this is a good thing there is still no real need for it.
Is It Worth Seeing?
Sadly it’s a no from me.
While everyone involved in the making of this movie has clearly gone all out into making it their own and really putting as much effort into changes from the original, it’s sadly still a remake.
You can try and hide the fact it is that by making it as much of your own movie as possible but you can’t hide the fact that you remade it.
Making it more of a horror than a comedy, altering the storyline to a female mummy does not change the fact that it is a remake, and worse, an unnecessary one.
The original franchise was fine. Yes, it was cheesy, it was a whole lot of other things as well but we were ok with that and quite honestly it should have been left alone to remain a good old guilty pleasure movie.
To be clear. I don’t think this is a bad movie that they have made. From the trailer, it looks well filmed and appears to be well put together. I just don’t see the point in making it, which is why I wouldn’t choose to see it.
Of course, if you haven’t watched the trailer you can see it below and decide for yourself.
So once again that is it for now. What do you think of The Mummy so far? Will you be planning to see it? Leave a comment below to let us know your thoughts.
We will be back next week to discuss all the reactions to the movie so keep an eye on that.
The Mummy is expected to be released in theatres on June 9th.
Article and Featured Image from above trailer.
Author: Alexandria Gunn
Introducing the chief blogger of FanNews, Alexandria is an Ontario freelance writer, blogger and journalist who does all that while being a wife and mother of two girls.