I took a week to write this because I had to think about my thoughts on this one. I walked in not being too excited because the trailers made it look like it was just going to be a rehash of the trilogy that came before this. I have to admit though, I’m quite surprised I enjoyed it as much as I did.
The movie isn’t as action heavy as the trailer made it out to look like. Which I was thankful for, It actually had quite a bit of horrific scenery and set pieces. I’ve heard a lot of people complain about Russell Crowe’s character and how he shouldn’t have been in the movie, but instead just an after credit scene, but I thought it worked well for the story and moving the plot along.
I will say I didn’t care for Tom Cruise but I didn’t think he was bad either. His friend though wasn’t really that great, especially at the end of the film. The ending also felt tacked on, and left me underwhelmed in a way.
Overall though the movie was entertaining enough and left just enough enthusiasm in me for the future of the Dark Universe.
I just am curious what people are thinking of Universal’s Dark Universe they’re trying to create with The Mummy (2017) this weekend, I for one am not all that excited after seeing footage from The Mummy. It reminds me too much of the 90’s trilogy, which I enjoy those as they are, Indiana Jones meets the Mummy films. When I first heard about this idea a few years ago, I got excited, I thought Universal would be going back to their horror roots. Even the trailers for Dracula Untold seemed decent, but that didn’t pan well, so then they announced that they were going to go back and rework everything and start it off with The Mummy instead. Then, when the first trailer came out for The Mummy, I learned real quick that I wasn’t going to get that, and I’m worried that the future of this series will follow suit. I just wish that universal would take the series from here on out, especially after what people are saying about the film and move into the horror genre. These are just my two cents on this idea. I’d love to hear what any of you guys think.