|For the titular character, see Ahmanet.|
- "Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters."
- ―Dr. Henry Jekyll
The Mummy is a 2017 action-adventure horror film, and the first installment in the Dark Universe. Directed by Alex Kurtzman, The Mummy stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Russell Crowe.
The Mummy premiered on May 22, 2017 at the State Theatre in Sydney, Australia and was released in the United States on June 9, 2017. Upon release, The Mummy garnered mostly negative reviews and eight nominations at the 38th Golden Raspberry Awards, winning Worst Actor.
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
5000 years ago, Princess Ahmanet was promised by her father King Menehptre that she would inherit his throne upon his death. However, when Menehptre bore a son, this left Ahmanet, a woman, ineligible to claim the throne. Ahmanet summoned the Egyptian god of death, Set, in a blood ritual that involved her killing Menehptre as well as her infant brother. The blood of her family gave Ahmanet incredible power, and Ahmanet promised Set that she would give him the body of a mortal man to inhabit, so that they may rule the world as king and queen. However, as she prepared to sacrifice her lover, Ahmanet's actions were discovered by the temple priests, her lover was executed, and she was mummified alive, assumed dead for 5000 years.
In 2017, Nick Morton and Chris Vail, armed with a map, prepare to look for treasure in the city of Mosul, Iraq, so that they may sell it on the black market. Vail, however, believes the mission to be too dangerous. He and Morton argue about whether or not they should go into the city, given that it is full of militants and that the "treasure" was a curse. Eventually, Morton convinces Vail to tag along, although both regret it when they come into contact with and are forced to fight the militants. The duo are rescued by an airstrike called in by Vail, and are forced to explain to their superior Colonel Greenway why they are so far away from where they were supposed to be. Morton is also confronted by Jenny Halsey, whose map he stole. However, their argument is interrupted when the group discovers an Ancient Egyptian tomb in the sand.
- Tom Cruise as Nick Morton
- Sofia Boutella as Princess Ahmanet / The Mummy
- Annabelle Wallis as Jenny Halsey
- Jake Johnson as Corporal Chris Vail
- Courtney B. Vance as Colonel Greenway
- Marwan Kenzari as Malik
- Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll / Edward Hyde
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The Mummy was released in the United States on June 9, 2017.
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Upon release, The Mummy received mostly negative reviews. On the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 16% "Rotten" rating; the site's critical consensus reads, "Lacking the campy fun of the franchise's most recent entries and failing to deliver many monster-movie thrills, The Mummy suggests a speedy unraveling for the Dark Universe."
Matthew Rozsa of Salon.com writes, "It feels less like a movie than a series of compromises worked out by a corporate committee." Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor writes, "Alex Kurtzman's The Mummy reboots a franchise I would gladly have dispensed with from the start." David Sims of The Atlantic writes, "As the beginning of an ongoing series, it's an utter bore, one with only the faintest grasp of what made Universal's monster pictures so iconic all those decades ago."
Thelma Adams of the New York Observer writes, "You only have to watch the trailer to know that Producer-Director Alex Kurtzman's reboot of Brendan Fraser's once-charming mummy movies is full of embalming fluid." Alison Willmore of BuzzFeed News writes, "The Mummy promises a fantastical world of supernatural beings colliding and collaborating, forgetting that if no one cares about any one of these beings in particular, they're not going to be sold on seeing them together, either." Brian Lowry of CNN.com writes, "The Mummy is a mess, a movie in such a hurry to introduce more monsters under Universal's "Dark Universe" banner that it comes awkwardly wrapped in impenetrable layers of exposition."
|IMDb||5.5/10 (118,077 ratings)|
|Rotten Tomatoes||16% (259 reviews)||Lacking the campy fun of the franchise's most recent entries and failing to deliver many monster-movie thrills, The Mummy suggests a speedy unraveling for the Dark Universe.|
|Metacritic||34 (44 reviews)|
At the 38th Golden Raspberry Awards, The Mummy received eight nominations: Worst Picture; Worst Director; Worst Actor; Worst Supporting Actor; Worst Supporting Actress; Worst Screenplay; Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel; and The Razzie Nominee So Rotten You Loved It. The Mummy eventually won Worst Actor.
- Ahmanet's Campaign
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|Films||The Mummy ● Bride of Frankenstein (unreleased) ● Untitled Creature from the Black Lagoon film (unreleased) ● Untitled Invisible Man film (unreleased) ● Untitled Van Helsing film (unreleased) ● Untitled Wolf Man film (unreleased) ● Untitled Frankenstein film (unreleased) ● Untitled Dracula film (unreleased) ● Untitled Phantom of the Opera film (unreleased) ● Untitled Hunchback of Notre Dame film (unreleased)|
|Comics and manga||The Mummy: Dark Stories|
|Video games||The Mummy: Prodigium Strike ● The Mummy: Dark Universe Stories ● The Mummy Demastered|
|Live attractions||The Mummy Escape Game ● The Mummy Zero Gravity VR Experience|
|Soundtracks||The Mummy: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
|See also||Dark Universe (film studio) ● Minor Characters ● Monsters Legacy ● Timeline ● Universal Pictures|
|Project The Mummy, a Dark Universe Wiki Project that aims to write comprehensive articles centered around the 2017 film The Mummy.|