Many of us were hoping to see a different mummy than Brendan Fraser used to, back in 1999. It seems that the new film starring Tom Cruise still retains its reminiscences of the original trilogy . In fact, it is no coincidence that the Easter eggs have crept into the plot of Alex Kurtzman . The laboratory of Prodigium is full of them, but you can also see the Book of Death that so often appears in the Fraser trilogy.
How do you explain this return to the origins? According to Kurtzman to Digital Spy , this return to the past has its explanation. “You have to keep in mind and honor everything that has been done before.All I have is respect for the films that have been made before and for the directors who made them.” Deny their existence in any way, for me, it would be incredibly Discourteous “ .
In addition the director did not fall short on compliments. For him, this trilogy is part of the history of the monsters of Universal . “Better to say that they are not part of the canon, say,” No, they are part of it, “but we are going to take it to a new place.” And it has partly succeeded. The director also revealed that the monster of the mummy was intended to be interpreted by a man , but the paper was left by a woman: Sofia Boutella .
Thus, for Kurtzman there is no doubt that ‘ The Mummy ‘ will belong to the Dark Universe, although Luke Evans ‘ ‘ Dracula: The Legend Never Told ‘ would be left out of it.
‘The Mummy’ in China
A rather minor release in the United States has not stopped Tom Cruise’s reboot from making a dent in the Chinese film market. The new film from Universal has made a box office of 52.2 million dollars during its first weekend . It covered 40% of the views in the country, although the film does not count with notes as high as its competitors. While ‘La Mumia ‘ ranks between 17 ( according to Rotten Tomatoes ) and 34 (the Metacritic sales platform ), ‘ Wonder Woman ‘ has a 93/76 and ‘ Pirates of the Caribbean : Salazar’s Revenge ‘ with a 29 / 39.