Guess What?! They're rebooting THE MUMMY!

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  1. Compi716 The SHH! Jew

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    I'm not opposed to more mummy flicks, in whatever form or iterations, but Len Wiseman can **** off.
     
  3. GREEN =w= DAY Registered

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    ugh...it was already rebooted back in 1999. you know, that Mummy movie with Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz.

    and seriously, Len Wiseman? i can't see this being good

    well, at least that means more Kate Beckinsale to look forward to
     
  4. Sawyer High King

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    Len Wiseman >>>>>>>>>>> Stephen Sommers

    But I'm not entirely on board with this.
     
  5. Eddie Dean Jokerfied

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    Has Len Wiseman ever made a movie as good as Deep Rising? I don't think so.
     
  6. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    How about NOT rebooting the Mummy, and then making a series of movies about, you know, an actual Mummy.
     
  7. dark_b Registered

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    Sommers that did the first Mummy or GI Joe/Van Helsing?

    i think the firs Mummy is a very fun entertaining adventure movie.
     
  8. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    I loved that first Mummy. Me and my dad went to see it right before he went in for a kidney transplant, so I have fond memories.
     
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    The first reboot was entirely serviceable, it was the terrible sequel (and spin-off, The Scorpion King, though that one at least had a certain level of '80s action cheesiness/camp to it) that made people hate the things, along with the fact that we all got sick of Brendan Fraser within the span of about two years...two years in which I believe he made six hundred movies, wasn't it? I might be exaggerating a little bit...

    Anyway they made Big Dumb Action Movies out of the first reboot, I suppose the second reboot is going to be "grittier" or something? They like to use that term.

    One way to actually reboot it differently would be to try and make a horror movie out of it like the original (the 1920s original, I mean), though how horrifying people will ever find a mummy, I dunno...
     
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  10. Compi716 The SHH! Jew

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    Agreed. I remember being terrified of the the Mummy in the first film. Those scarabs? Creepy! The way the Mummy manipulated sand and transformed himself was fairly innovative at the time. I don't think the movie gets the credit it deserves in terms of how epic it was.
     
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    This was announced months ago. I thought there was a thread here but i guess that was at blu-ray.com. Anyways we got one good mummy film and two **** sequels.

    They can rebooot the **** out of this. Im all for it. The 1999 Mummy was really fun, and ive been looking for another good one since. Besides its not like these are some holy properties. There have have been 4 mummy movies in the past century. Its time the mummy got some love.
     
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    They can go full steam ahead with it, but I have very slim interest in a Mummy reboot.
     
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    Len Wiseman? Was Paul W.S. Anderson busy?
     
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    If Wiseman's involved, that means Tatopoulos might be involved as well, which is a plus for me. I'd love to see his creature effects work in a Mummy film.
     
  15. Symbiotic Registered

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    Wiseman gets too much hate. There. I said it.
     
  16. Octoberist point blank

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    But there's not much to defend either. He's just..there.
     
  17. DarkSovereignty Ooga Chakka

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    nor does he merit any real, substantial praise, he's like a cinematic amoeba. he just...is.
     
  18. Symbiotic Registered

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    I don't disagree, boys. But really, I'd take him over Anderson, Boll, and the other hacks. There might be nothing special about him, but there's nothing really wrong.
     
  19. Marvolo Registered

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    The only film of his that i didnt like was Underworld Awakening. Such a useless thin plot.
     
  20. Sawyer High King

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    I'll take Live Free or Die Hard over Die Hard 2 any day of the week. :o
     
  21. Marvolo Registered

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    ^this.
     
  22. KenK Registered

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    He didn't even direct that one!!!:woot:
     
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    Yeah. He just exists. Not to mention Orci and Krutzman being involved. It's going to be one of those market research, film making by committee films.
     
  24. Marvolo Registered

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    Well, that's good to know. I was wondering what was up with it lol. Now i know.
     
  25. Gianakin_ SW Prequels Defender

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    Mummy '99 is amazing, imo. But it's a franchise/character that has been told many many times, so I don't inherently mind a reboot. But with Len Wiseman on board... yeah, no dice.
     
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