Tom Cruise Sets Up The Dark Universe Starting with The Mummy
These days movie ‘universes’ or franchises are the norm. And Universal’s Dark Universe is the latest! First, let’s start with The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, a masterpiece. Then the Wizarding World of Harry Potter spelled out 7 films. Then the Fast and the Furious Franchise has 8 movies and counting. And then the Marvel Studios Universe has no plans of slowing down. Even the DC Universe is catching up with Wonder Woman now and Justice League taking the silver screen by storm! A movie franchise is the way to go! And monsters are next!
TOM CRUISE AND THE MUMMY
Even though “The Mummy” received mixed reviews, it was announced that it was the first part of Universal’s ‘Dark Universe’ series wherein they would release movies about classic horror characters such as Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, and the like. While Tom Cruise is one of the best and most well-known actors in the world, people think that it did not help that he was the star! Many critics says that his megastar power got in the way of story they want to tell, and that as a start, the Dark Universe has a lot to learn from The Mummy.
A BLAST FROM THE PAST
Monster movies were a huge part of cinema back in the day. These black and white films with big, scary monsters became very successful! Frankenstein, Dracula, and a host of other creepy creatures owned the night and owned the theaters as they became classic horror icons that will be remembered forever.
IT’S NOT OVER YET
Let’s not forget that The Mummy was just the first taste of the entire Dark Universe. An entire array of veteran actors will be at the forefront of the next movies to hit the screens. Russell Crowe, Johnny Depp, and Javier Bardem will all be playing dark characters such as Frankenstein’s monster, The Invisible Man and Mr. Hyde! We can hope for the best as the Dark Universe continues to expand and maybe we will see the full extent of what this monster universe can show us in the years to come!
Movies about monsters, movies about superheroes, movies about gods, such a great time to be a movie fan! It always amazes me how all the stuff that we use to read and imagine are now being brought to life in front of our eyes! Characters now fly and soar in the sky, they shoot energy blasts and fight in space. Monsters and mummies chase us through the streets! And zombies are everywhere! If it is more movies that you are looking for then you have come to the right place.