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The Mummy (the one with Tom Cruise)

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Reactions to fifteen second trailers shouldn't be a thing....but I guess it kinda feels like Prometheus? Also, those underwater pyramids recall Carpenter's Creature from the Black Lagoon script. 

 

Whatever, this is Alex Kurtzman, so expectations should be low. 

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AW YEA
LOLAFX WORKING OVERTIME
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Feels very mid-2000s.

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Mummy: Impossible.
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I  checked the wikipedia entry on this, and holy shit:

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Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll

TBA as Mr. Edward Hyde

 

WTF? If Crowe plays Hyde as he did Syd in Virtuosity, we are in for a treat!

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I recently watch the classice Universal horror film, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."



Produced by Paramount.
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I  checked the wikipedia entry on this, and holy shit:
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Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll
TBA as Mr. Edward Hyde
WTF? If Crowe plays Hyde as he did Syd in Virtuosity, we are in for a treat!
So what this really is is a remakebootquel of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen?
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The "new world of gods and monsters" tagline has me wondering if they're planning on bringing Dr. Pretorious into all this.

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Originally Posted by Bill View Post
 

Feels very mid-2000s.

 

Finally remembered what this reminded me of...

 

Possibly just by the poster/trailer because I never watched it.

 

Another thing both movies will probably have in common.

 

 

Stuart Townsend looking very Cruise-like.

 

Released in 2002.

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This was a nice 15 second micro nap.
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Give me the Boris Karloff/Christopher Lee versions over this new Universal Monsterverse bullshit any day. Jesus.

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I love the Universal classics (and Bride of Frankenstein in particular is just genius) but the Christopher Lee/Hammer versions of ANY of this is likely to remain the high water mark for all time. Lee's Mummy film is stunning.

That being said...15 seconds doesn't sway my opinion one way or the other. Reserving judgment. I can be an easy mark for this sort of thing if it hits me just right and I dig BOTH of Stephen Sommers' Mummy movies well enough so...I guess we'll see..
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Are they still planning on shoving Dracula from Dracula Untold into the same universe as this - to create their own Universal Avengers or whatever - or did that get abandoned once everyone saw Dracula Untold?

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Ugh....somebody just scrap that and hire Mads to play the Count in a better Dracula movie.

Picard: "Make it so.."
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My head tells me my expectations for this film should be extremely low for two reasons: the presence of Alex Kurtzman, and Universal's insistence that their monsters should now be the stars of action movies instead of horror movies.

 

There are, however, a few things which intrigue me:

 

- The script is credited to Christopher McQuarrie and Jon Spaihts, two good writers.

 

- Tom Cruise usually delivers the goods.

 

- The tagline implies Universal is, at the very least, paying lip service to the storied past of the Universal Monsters.

 

- The inclusion of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (in a modern-day-set mummy movie) is kind of a fascinating wild card type move, and the fact that they got Russell Crowe to play the part says to me that it's not just some throwaway deal.

 

We'll see what the full trailer looks like.

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I heartily agree with all of Belloq's points. This has me at the very least interested so far..
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...somebody just scrap that and hire Mads to play the Count in a better Dracula movie.

Oh hello!
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You had me at Kurtzman.

 

And by "had me" I mean GTFO.

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- The inclusion of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 

 

 

Fun fact: The proper pronunciation is Gee-Kul. 

 

And while I like the '99 Mummy, I really wish they would have gone with atmosphere over spectacle with this one but we'll see. I'm certainly not going to base my opinion on fifteen seconds of footage. 

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Whatever is in this be it spectacle or atmosphere or a combination of the two, will be massively overshadowed by Tom Cruise Tom Cruising it up.
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Now we know why Showtime cancelled PENNY DREADFUL. :(

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Whatever is in this be it spectacle or atmosphere or a combination of the two, will be massively overshadowed by Tom Cruise Tom Cruising it up.

True. I'm sure he catapulted himself to the top of an actual pyramid or something similarly ridiculous. You have to admire his dedication.

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Can Brendan Fraser have a cameo somewhere?
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He can be the guy who accidentally resurrects the mummy whilst trying to bring his career back from the dead..
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He can be the guy who ate the Pyramid. Have you seen Fr-ate-her these days?
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So.... how long until we start seeing those angry tweets about the Mummy in this movie being female? 

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Fun fact: The proper pronunciation is Gee-Kul.

I'll pronounce it however I like!

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Poor Brendan, not even afforded the dignity of being replaced by a younger actor.

 

I'm determined that his career have a happy ending! I'm not sure what to do with that determination, admittedly...

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Well...Cruise LOOKS younger..
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Poor Brendan, not even afforded the dignity of being replaced by a younger actor.

I'm determined that his career have a happy ending! I'm not sure what to do with that determination, admittedly...

I for one would pay good money to see a California Man 2.
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So.... how long until we start seeing those angry tweets about the Mummy in this movie being female? 

Nah, she is been played by an attractive, thin actress, instead of non conventional, older and experienced female actresses, so the misogynistic male trolls won't complain
A yummy mummy, this one is.*


*Botela was great in ST:Beyond and I hope she gets to shine here, so I apologize for that awful, sexist remark.
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I for one would pay good money to see a California Man 2.

Don't you mean Encino Man?
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Hopefully this doesn't resemble that Enchantress baloney from Suicide Squad. I'd give it about 50/50 odds that this movie has a sky portal as well..
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Don't you mean Encino Man?

Was called California Man over here. Reason being no-one outside of the US knows where or what the fuck Encino is.

Regardless, at 18 it was the bomb. Endlessly quotable and infinitely more fun than the other teen 'comedy' we were getting shoved down our throat, Wayne's World.

To date it's the only movie I've seen with Pauline Shore and he kills it in this, so to me the man's a comedy and acting god. Which is why I don't get it when people rag on him.
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When I saw an ad for "Encino Man" in a comic book, I had no idea what Encino was. I grew up in Seattle.
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I get the feeling it was never shot with a wider, international audience in mind.
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Was called California Man over here. Reason being no-one outside of the US knows where or what the fuck Encino is.

Regardless, at 18 it was the bomb. Endlessly quotable and infinitely more fun than the other teen 'comedy' we were getting shoved down our throat, Wayne's World.

To date it's the only movie I've seen with Pauline Shore and he kills it in this, so to me the man's a comedy and acting god. Which is why I don't get it when people rag on him.

Hey, you are right, it was called that here too!
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I've since been to Encino. It's like every other township in the Valley: virtually interchangeable.
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Ye gods, Encino Man. One of those movies that I caught five minutes of at a friend's house as a child and then had rattling around as a vague, unassociated memory-crumb in my brain for the next couple decades.
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Anyway, I'll probably see this.
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Poor Brendan, not even afforded the dignity of being replaced by a younger actor.

Poor Brendan or poor Tom Cruise relegated to a Mummy remake that once starred Brendan Fraser.
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Will there be CGI in this film?

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Nah, CGI looks fake.
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I mean, that double pupil thing is cool!

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Was called California Man over here. Reason being no-one outside of the US knows where or what the fuck Encino is.
 

 

Weirdly Hollywood apparently gives no fucks about the confusion of Australians in this case.  (It actually kinda worked as I'm pretty sure I and pals assumed Encino was the name of some geological epoch we'd all forgotten about.  When really it's more a riff on ancient hominids being named after the place you find them: Cro Magnons, Neandertals, Mungo Man et al).

 

Now I'm trying to imagine focus testing the name to see how each territory interprets the joke...  "We need to rebrand in order to take advantage of territorial differences in the penetration of archaeological and anthropological terminology. This is actually something Mr Shore insisted upon....Buuuuuuudy"

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Will there be CGI in this film?

 

No. She's real. He's seen her.

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I mean, that double pupil thing is cool!

 

I bet at the end of the day it means absolutely nothing.

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Mr. Hyde will simply be played by drunk Russel Crowe. 

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I'll pronounce it however I like!

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