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Bring back Christopher Lee, August 10, 2017
This review is from: The Mummy (2017) (DVD)
I am a fan of mummy movies. However, many fans have compared this new outing to the Brandon Frazer action-adventure movies with his arrogant personality making us wish that they could have wrapped up his mouth instead of the Egyptian character. If anything, this 2017 version is only slightly better than the Frazer versions.

Some of the Hammer mummy movies like THE MUMMY’S SHROUD and CURSE OF THE MUMMY’S TOMB have only been fair. However, IMHO Christopher Lee made the best mummy in THE MUMMY, where he played against his horror sidekick Peter Cushing. This was no surprise since he likewise made the best Count Dracula and the best Frankenstein creature ever.

This Tom Cruise entry is ho-hum at best — not scary, not an exciting adventure, not funny, and only a little mysterious and erotic with the gorgeous female mummy. Being an evil being does not make her frightening, and her nude scene is so brief that we don’t have time to get our hormones in overdrive. In fact, some might argue that Tom Cruise, with his high tenor voice, is as feminine in his behavior as is the mummy.

Maybe a sequel is in the offing with Tom playing the mummy himself. Some aspects hint at that. Let us hope that we are warned.

Bring back Christopher Lee, August 10, 2017
This review is from: The Mummy (2017) (DVD)
I am a fan of mummy movies. However, many fans have compared this new outing to the Brandon Frazer action-adventure movies with his arrogant personality making us wish that they could have wrapped up his mouth instead of the Egyptian character. If anything, this version is only slightly better than the Frazer versions.

Some of the Hammer mummy movies like THE MUMMY’S SHROUD and CURSE OF THE MUMMY’S TOMB have only been fair. However, IMHO Christopher Lee made the best mummy in THE MUMMY. This was no surprise since he likewise made the best Count Dracula and the best Frankenstein creature ever.

This Tom Cruise entry was ho-hum as best — not scary, not an exciting adventure, not funny, and only a little mysterious and erotic with the gorgeous female mummy. Being an evil being does not make her frightening, and her nude scene is so brief that we don’t have time to get our hormones in overdrive. In fact, some might argue that Tom Cruise, with his high tenor voice, is as feminine in his behavior as is the mummy.

Maybe a sequel is in the offing with Tom playing the mummy himself. Some aspects hint at that. Let us hope that we are warned.

She’s coming after you, and she’s evil. She was burned as a witch in 17th-century Britain. In Indonesia, she was a sorrowful creature whose unborn infant had been ripped from her body. Even with this hole in her back, she was known to seduce young men.
 
If you are a male, she will seduce you to death. If you are a female, she will eliminate you as competition. Time means nothing to her. Dimensions are no barriers for her. She can reach you in your dreams, in your memories of your own past, and even in your own dark neighborhood.
 
Good luck.
 
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“Lalitha. Listen. I’m sorry. But listen. We have to figure out what we’re going to do.”
She didn’t move. She just stared, and her skin seemed to pale to a yellowish cast.
He realized the open-ended vagueness of his statement. “We’re both travelers here. We’re outsiders — tourists — in our own pasts. I don’t know if we’re trapped. I don’t know if we can get back to our own time, or even if we should.”
“Should?”
“You know what happened to us just before we were transported here. If we end up back where we were, we might die. But while we’re here, we have to decide what we want to do.”
“I don’t know what we can do.”
“I have my friends. You have yours. None of them know, of course. So we can go ahead and go with the flow of our old life. We can replay it.”
She shook her head. “But I know everything that is going to happen to them — my friends. I’m not a student anymore — not that young anymore. I feel like I’m acting like I am when I’m with them. I can’t tell them what has happened to me, so I can’t talk to them too much.”
“Yes.” He nodded emphatically. “Your thoughts are in Kuala Lumpur as well as here.”
“So you know that.”
God, it’s good not to be alone in this, even though I regret that I’ve drawn her in. I made a conscious choice to get involved with these experiments, even if I didn’t make a choice to come here like I did to go to McNair two times. But she’s a victim.
“Well. I’m not sure if we can really replay the past anyway. I mean, we’ve already changed it by being here.” He waved his hand around the apartment.
She understood what he meant. “I don’t know if I can just stay with my friends and go through it all again. All those courses.”
He nodded. “Mmmmm-huh. And I don’t know if I can keep replaying — saying into the recorder what I said before. That was easy enough this morning: the path of least resistance, in fact. Just follow the script in my head. Don’t take chances. But your being here changes it. I can’t just go through the graduate classes and sit in the GTA office knowing that you’re here — knowing that if I let you go now and let you go in the future like I did before what my fate will be. With wife number three, I mean.”
“Wife? You’ve been married?”
You slipped again, Tyler, he told himself. But did it matter? She was a time traveler as he was. Her 1996 mind was possessing her 1983 body as was his.
“Twice, in this world, anyway. But I’m supposed to meet Beth, my third wife, here at Shawnee.”
“So you think I’ll keep you from getting married again?”
Tyler hauled himself out of the chair. His chest felt as though a huge stone were lodged in it. “I can only hope so,” he said. “But I still have choices: I have to realize that. Even if you walk out of here, and I don’t see you until the summer, I can still make other choices.”

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~~~
“Lalitha. Listen. I’m sorry. But listen. We have to figure out what we’re going to do.”
She didn’t move. She just stared, and her skin seemed to pale to a yellowish cast.
He realized the open-ended vagueness of his statement. “We’re both travelers here. We’re outsiders — tourists — in our own pasts. I don’t know if we’re trapped. I don’t know if we can get back to our own time, or even if we should.”
“Should?”
“You know what happened to us just before we were transported here. If we end up back where we were, we might die. But while we’re here, we have to decide what we want to do.”
“I don’t know what we can do.”
“I have my friends. You have yours. None of them know, of course. So we can go ahead and go with the flow of our old life. We can replay it.”
She shook her head. “But I know everything that is going to happen to them — my friends. I’m not a student anymore — not that young anymore. I feel like I’m acting like I am when I’m with them. I can’t tell them what has happened to me, so I can’t talk to them too much.”
“Yes.” He nodded emphatically. “Your thoughts are in Kuala Lumpur as well as here.”
“So you know that.”
God, it’s good not to be alone in this, even though I regret that I’ve drawn her in. I made a conscious choice to get involved with these experiments, even if I didn’t make a choice to come here like I did to go to McNair two times. But she’s a victim.
“Well. I’m not sure if we can really replay the past anyway. I mean, we’ve already changed it by being here.” He waved his hand around the apartment.
She understood what he meant. “I don’t know if I can just stay with my friends and go through it all again. All those courses.”
He nodded. “Mmmmm-huh. And I don’t know if I can keep replaying — saying into the recorder what I said before. That was easy enough this morning: the path of least resistance, in fact. Just follow the script in my head. Don’t take chances. But your being here changes it. I can’t just go through the graduate classes and sit in the GTA office knowing that you’re here — knowing that if I let you go now and let you go in the future like I did before what my fate will be. With wife number three, I mean.”
“Wife? You’ve been married?”
You slipped again, Tyler, he told himself. But did it matter? She was a time traveler as he was. Her 1996 mind was possessing her 1983 body as was his.
“Twice, in this world, anyway. But I’m supposed to meet Beth, my third wife, here at Shawnee.”
“So you think I’ll keep you from getting married again?”
Tyler hauled himself out of the chair. His chest felt as though a huge stone were lodged in it. “I can only hope so,” he said. “But I still have choices: I have to realize that. Even if you walk out of here, and I don’t see you until the summer, I can still make other choices.”

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Who was the beautiful lady who had appeared and re-appeared throughout his life, even manifesting inside of a gigantic globe that held him prisoner in space? Was she really from earth or one of the ancient Anunnaki who had come from the heavens in Sumeria?
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