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Empire | 'The Mummy (2017)' Review


It's fitting that the opening salvo for Universal's ambitious Dark Universe (a franchise they're so confident about, it already has its own ident) should itself resemble one of the studio's classic monsters. Namely the one Dr. Frankenstein created. After all, for his first big blockbuster as director, Star Trek/Transformers co-writer Alex Kurtzman has stitched together pulpy adventure (a la the last Mummy remake), horror (as you'd expect), Mission: Impossible (perhaps inevitable with Cruise in the lead and Christopher McQuarrie sharing script duties) and mad-stalker-girlfriend psycho-drama (yes, we weren't expecting that either).

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