The Mummy Review
9 June 2017
Behind the Scene and other Major Plot Points
The zero gravity scene
..took sixty-four takes and was shot for two days in a falling plane. Reportedly, a lot of the crew got nauseous during the scene and vomited, except for the main stars, Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis, who were really proud of the stunt.
This film is intended to be the first installment in a possible Universal Monsters shared universe, also known as “Dark Universe.”
The film’s tagline, “Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters,”
..is a quote from Bride of Frankenstein (1935), which was also produced by Universal and will be the next installment in the Dark Universe franchise.
Original plans for Dark Universe franchise
When Universal was planning their Dark Universe franchise they originally envisioned Dracula Untold (2014) as the first installment with this film being the second. That film ended with Dracula in modern day times while the Master Vampire “Let the games begin” in a very obvious set up for future installments. There was early talk about Dracula appearing in this film. However, as this film progressed it was cited as the first in the Dark Universe leaving the earlier movie to exist on its own. While Dracula director Gary Shore said he hoped the possibility that his film would join the universe was left open Mummy director Alex Kurtzman said it would not be canon.
The film’s original plot..
was set in Iraq and followed a Navy SEAL and his team that battle mummies led by Ashurbanipal.
Universal was once..
the reigning studio of horror films. Starting with Dracula (1931) and all through the decades was known as such to the present.
“The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”
Dr. Henry Jekyll is a character in Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” He struggles with good and the bad attitudes in his life, thus creating the two different personalities, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Edward Hyde.
RT/Meta Critic Review
An odd but frothily entertaining genre cocktail