53 - The Mummy

Diminishing Returns heads back to the Universal Monsters franchise (now known as Dark Universe apparently) to explore the The Mummy movies.
We're not exactly sure how we feel about the new Tom Cruise movie coming out, but we talk through how we'd reboot the franchise all the same.

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Films covered in this episode:

The Mummy (1932)
Allen: ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰
Overall score: 50%

The Mummy's Hand
Allen: n/s
Calvin: n/s
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰
Overall score: 60%

 

Check out Sol's review of the scene where Ananka rises from the dead in The Mummy's Curse, as discussed in this episode:

The Mummy's Tomb
Allen: n/s
Calvin: n/s
Sol: ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 50%

The Mummy's Ghost
Allen: n/s
Calvin: n/s
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰
Overall score: 60%

The Mummy's Curse
Allen: n/s
Calvin: n/s
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰
Overall score: 60%

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Allen: n/s
Calvin: n/s
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Overall score: 80%

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
Allen: n/s
Calvin: n/s
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 70%

The Mummy (1959)
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰
Calvin: n/s
Sol: ✰ ✰ ✰
Overall score: 60%

The Mummy (1999)
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: ✰ ✰ ½
Overall score: 64%

The Mummy Returns
Allen: ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰
Sol: ✰ ✰
Overall score: 54%

The Scorpion King
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰
Calvin: n/s
Sol: n/s
Overall score: 60%

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Allen: ✰ ✰ ✰
Calvin: ✰ ✰ ½
Sol: n/s
Overall score: 55%

Episodes in the Universal Monsters series:
"Frankenstein"

"The Mummy"

We continue our discussion of Dark Universe in:
"Review of the Year 2017: Part 1"
and
"Review of the Year 2017: Part 2"