Archive for August, 2017


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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