Sunday, September 14, 2014

Flick Pick: The Mummy

The Mummy
(Universal, 1999)

Originally conceived as a schlocky update of the studio's 1930s classics, they eventually decided to do it as an $80M effects-laden Indiana Jones-style film. And succeeded in making a box-office blockbuster that has fun with the original concept, and makes sure the audience has great fun watching. There's nothing much bleeding-edge artistic or dramatic, just wall to wall non-stop entertainment throughout the movie, which is what audiences are paying for, and something too few studios remember. That was not the case this time.

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