Episode 483: The Mummy (2017)

June 19, 2024 - The Other Half Podcast
Episode 483: The Mummy (2017)

For our third Bombs Away, we’re diving into the somewhat successful The Mummy (2017). This movie performed so poorly for Universal that they ended the Dark Universe franchise. It was the beginning of the universe and the end. The Dark Universe franchise was the MCU but for monsters. But if this movie indicates what a franchise full of classic Universal monsters could have been, it would have been blander than a bowl of oatmeal.

The story follows Nick Morton (Tom Cruise), a U.S. Army sergeant and mercenary, who accidentally discovers the tomb of an ancient Egyptian princess, Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella), during a mission in Iraq. Ahmanet, who made a pact with the dark god Set and was mummified alive for her crimes, is awakened and brings with her a malevolent curse. Oh, also Russell Crowe is there.

This movie is based on the 1999 movie The Mummy somehow. You should just go watch that instead.

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