Shared Universes

Dog’s Movie House: “The Mummy” Not Enough Boo For The Buck!

 

 

Howdy Folks!  It’s The Kendog!

 

Tom Cruise is all “Tom Cruisy” in “The Mummy”

 

 

The term “shared cinematic universe” is going to become very unpopular very quickly.  Marvel Studios started this trend with their comic book movies, a strategy that makes sense because comics are often serialized stories that combine individual heroes and villains into various super teams to tell larger, interconnected stories.  DC and Warner Brothers are doing the same thing, if not with the same amount of success.  But now everyone is jumping on the damned bandwagon.  Godzilla is getting his own shared Monsterverse, and now, Universal is creating its own “Dark Universe” repackaging the classic Universal monsters of the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s to create some sort of monster “super team.”  The Tom Cruise vehicle, “The Mummy” was supposed to kick things off and it does. . .right off a cliff! Continue reading