The Mummy got Lauren's go-to response: "It was good, but something was missing."
"Dark Universal," the side-production company that aims to remake/release a spate of resurrected horror films from the Universal IP vault (of which The Mummy is just the first) is exciting in an alternative Marvel/DC universe sort of way.
Here, we meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and no telling who else.
It should be fun!
Especially if they find the two missing ingredients: dark tone, and less is more.
The Mummy is cheesy and riddled with FX. It could have been amazing if it had been less campy and more real.
Swimming mummy Crusaders from 1167 England? Cool idea, silly execution.