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'the mummy': tom cruise stricken with a pain in the sarcophagus

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'the mummy': tom cruise stricken with a pain in the sarcophagus

there's a lot riding on "the mummy." universal pictures has laid out an entire interconnected league of monster franchises to follow the reboot opening this week. (it's already big in south korea.) johnny depp's signed on for "the invisible man." russell crowe will headline a jekyll and hyde act, which is introduced in "the mummy." javier bardem is on deck as frankenstein's monster. "the bride of frankenstein" will be followed by everything from the creature from the black lagoon to a new phantom of the opera to a fresh dracula and a souped-up and no doubt extremely buff hunchback of notre dame.these titles are golden, and despite the 19th-century literary roots of several of these, the economic impetus comes from universal's legendary 1930s horror classics, the stuff of silvery nitrate nightmares. all the sadder, then, that director alex kurtzman's "mummy" movie starring tom cruise is terrible — more calamitous and grating than any of the 1999-2008 "mummy" outings by a wide margin. i haven't had this little fun at an ssm (stupid summer movie) in several summers, though full disclosure: i have yet to see "pirates of the caribbean: dead men tell no tales." maybe in the next life. wouldn't that be something? if we died and then came back as film critics assigned to a purgatorial rotation of "pirates of the caribbean" sequels?the idea, i think, with "the mummy" was to give unfamiliar audiences every kind of modern, effects-heavy horror fantasy in one....