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Emery Calame
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Posted: 06 December 2016 at 1:37am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjHgzkQM2Sg

Copy into field because I'm not sure if active links to youtube are welcome or not. 

Seems like more of an unchained ancient mutated sorcery thing than a mummy movie but that ship may have already sailed with the Brendan Fraser series .

Tom Cruise is a...a guy in the movie. Not sure if he's a protagonist or what. Russell Crow plays Dr Jeckyll.

Summer 2017.

Very different tone than the Dracula trailer and movie.


(Edited for Subject -- Tim)


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David Allen Perrin
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Mission Impossible......with a mummy.  
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Directed by Alex Kurtzmann... no thanks.
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My first thought as well: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE MEETS THE MUMMY.  I look forward to MISSION IMPOSSIBLE MEETS FRANKENSTEIN.

That said ... I don't hate it. 
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Posted: 06 December 2016 at 8:14am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Next, a female Frankenstien Monster, female werewolf, female Creature from the Black Lagoon...

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Posted: 06 December 2016 at 8:55am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

No, no, no, you don't get it.

The film is called THE MUMMY. Mummies are female. They can't possibly be male or the film would be called THE DADDY.
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Next, a female Frankenstien Monster, female werewolf, female Creature from the Black Lagoon...

You Go, Ghoul!
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Posted: 06 December 2016 at 9:25am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Are you my mummy?
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Bill Mimbu
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To be honest, I'd prefer to see something like JB's Cleo from YOU GO GHOUL instead...

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Ronald Joseph
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The most amazing thing about the trailer was how little it made me want to watch the movie. Definite pass.
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Posted: 06 December 2016 at 11:19am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I may catch it at home at some point.  But I'm not going to be rushing to the theater.
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The Universal CU seems to be mashup movies. So far we have:

Vampire Braveheart (Dracula pretty much yells "Freedom and sends a cloud of bats through a guy's chest)

This is the Tactical Warfighter Mummy movie. (Mummy looks like the Enchantress in Suicide Squad)

Next up should be a Frankenstein Gentleman Cat Burglar picture. 
" You can't make it past those guards Mr P. Unbound! It's suicide!" 
" Nyaaaggghh. Mmmm."  
" You're crazy! I won't let you throw your life away like this! " 
" Rraaanngyhhhh." 
" Let him go Pete. He's the best and... we're out of good choices."
"Mmmm. Andy ffriiend. Pete...sigh...worrrry too much....Nngghhrh."
"He's doin' it! He's through the lasers!"

Then we can Watch the Wolfman try to win an illegal off-road cross country race for 10 million dollars to keep the Full Moon Bank from closing down the local orphanage that can't pay the mortgage. But Interpol has figured out who he is and linked him to gruesome murders in Eastern Europe.

Creature From the Black Lagoon can be about a fish man who tries to stop local roughs from burning his bar down (Scaley's Beer & Dancing) and running him out of a bigoted bayou town. 
" We don't need you sea monsters in town..."
" Getcha lost oh ahma pop you widda bat cher..."
" The sheriff won't help you! "
" Den you tell da sheriff ah'll call da state poleeece on 'im. Dis parish is mah home now. Beck moi tchew! De nevy taught me ow ta deal wit a scruffy galette like you... " 

Then make up a new character " The Inaudible Mermaid" a ninja scientist mermaid who drinks a potion that cancels sound has to stop terrorists who have taken over an experimental undersea science colony and are about to start killing the hostages unless the government gives them Hitler's brain. But the potion makes her an impulsive sociopath.




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So there is no hope that these upcoming Universal Monsters movies will attempt to be.....'scary'?

Right now The Mummy looks like...well...a Marvel flick.  Not that I find it as appealing as an MCU effort (No friggin way).  But that the 'mummy' looks like a "super villain" instead of a scary occult entity that that could occupy your nightmares (ala The Exorcist or even Freddy Krueger).  

I'm not 'afraid' of super villains...because superheroes kick their asses all the time.

If I was advising the Universal gang, I'd suggest that they think small...and focused on what makes a monster something to be afraid of.  




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David Allen Perrin
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@Emery - 

Word has it that the recent Dracula movie was NOT part of the upcoming Universal Shared Universe.

Thank God.

And your post is hysterical!


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Thom Price
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Right now The Mummy looks like...well...a Marvel flick


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I suspect you answered your own question.  A real horror franchise would have virtually no chance of making Marvel level box office.

Personally, I don't think there's any remaining chance for Dracula, et al to be scary.  Once something has been a cartoon cereal mascot, the likelihood of me being scared is pretty low.
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a Frankenstein Gentleman Cat Burglar picture.
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Excellent choice! Difficult to think of a better pick to highlight the absurdity. Well played, Emery.
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See this in the theater? No way.

Rental? Hell yes.


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Posted: 07 December 2016 at 6:20am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Dracula Untold was first filmed to stand on its own. Then they did reshoots to make it the start of the Universal Monsters universe. When the movie failed to raise anybody's interest in such a universe, they decided it wasn't the start after all. If this new Mummy fails as well, I'm sure we'll have yet another new start to the universe in a few years.
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Really disappointed these take place in modern times.
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Posted: 07 December 2016 at 8:24am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

I'll watch it.

If someone has it on their TV.

And if I'm sitting in a chair ala Alex DeLarge....
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 Don Zomberg wrote:
Really disappointed these take place in modern times.

Curious why you feel that way.  Several of the original Universal monster movies were current to the time in which they were made (in this case the original Boris Karloff THE MUMMY was set in the 20th Century).  So what decade or century would you prefer them to be set and why?
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Don Zomberg
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Just think they would have a bit more gravitas as period pieces, appropriate to the time they originally appeared in films.

I can see some sense in modernizing The Mummy, however, if only to distinguish it from the previous franchise.


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My wife and I watched this movie preview and the new Kong movie preview back to back and we both were left with "eh". it seems like the continuation of trying to make the old as new is not working for us here.
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My two-penneth on the period setting:

The original Mummy was contemporaneous to when it was filmed, but this was also very close in time to when Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun.

The world seemed larger back then... and less well explored. For me, there is greater romance in a private individual going off to dig in the unknown than some military unit meddling in North Africa.

That said, I think you could make a fine film whatever the setting, provided you are able to properly fit the fantastic elements into a setting with some sense of verisimilitude.

Cruise tumbling unscathed through a tumbling double-decker bus may not fit this bill.

Shared universes are, I fear, going to become very commonplace and rather forced and uninteresting. Shoe-horning Henry Jekyll into this film adds further weight to the argument that it would be better off as a period piece.

Furthermore, if they are looking to distinguish this from other franchises, having the House of Parliament destroyed in a few seconds of on-screen time is very much a case of seen-it-all-too-many-times-before.

 
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Did this featurette just reveal a HUGE plot twist or am I missing something??

Seems like a desperate move to me.


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