Welcome to a New World of God’s and Monsters! This is Universal Monsters Cast, where your horror hosts – Gillman Joel, Dr. Shock and Wolfman Josh – regularly brave discussions of many a monstrous thing, with a special focus on the Universal Monsters, both the classic films and the emerging Dark Universe.
Season 1. Episode 4. The time has come; the time is now! The Mummy has risen and we will take our first look at the film and Universal’s newly-minted Dark Universe. The mainstream reviews are not great. Some fans agree. Others don’t. The horror community has been a tad more forgiving. What did you think of The Mummy? What does this do to your hopes for the Dark Universe franchise? Let us know in the comments below.
Some are ready to call The Mummy dead on arrival, but if there is one thing we’ve learned from The Mummy’s many incarnations over the years, it is that Death is Only the Beginning!
[ 00:00:00 ] I. Intro
– We’re taking a constructive approach to discussing The Mummy (2017) and trying to avoid both critic snarkiness and fanboy defensiveness.
[ 00:05:35 ] II. Spoiler-Free Review – The Mummy (2017)
Ratings and Recommendations
Wolfman Josh: 6 / See it in the theater to support the Universal Monsters
Gillman Joel: 6 / Rent it
Dr. Shock: 5 / Rent it
[ 01:12:59 ] IV. The Future of Universal Monsters Cast
[ 01:15:41 ] V. Spoiler-Laden Review – The Mummy (2017)
[ 02:04:25 ] VI. Listener Response and Critical Response
[ 02:09:45 ] VII. Wrap up / Plugs
Fun alternative fan poster by MD Posters that is arguably better than the official poster.
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Reference articles for this episode:
“The Big Change The Mummy Had To Make Because Of X-Men: Days Of Future Past”
by Eric Eisenberg for CinemaBlend
“Universal’s Dark Universe: Where Do We Go From Here?“
by Robert Saucedo for Birth.Movies.Death
“How To Talk To Your Friends And Family About Kinda Liking THE MUMMY“
by Scott Wampler for Birth.Movies.Death
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