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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Mummy

The new Mummy movie seems in every way a terrible mistake, but surely its primary flaw is that it's misunderstanding utterly what the franchise is.  The franchise is not ancient Egyptians, or sorcerers, or magic, it's (the title is a clue) mummies - wrapped in tape, shambling, and, for Universal, with one arm restrained in front of them by a loose tape, so:

so they had to do their horrors one-handed, a grave, one would have thought, handicap. But that's the image; and you should always follow the visual, not the star - a point you'd think they'd have learned after Stallone's Judge Dredd took off the iconic helmet to show his face and bombed utterly.

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