The Mummy – the first entry in what Universal Pictures is calling Dark Universe – gives the new universe a pretty shaky start.
Despite Alex Kurtzman showing some skill at juggling character and plot arcs, and keeping things moving forward at a good pace, he can’t overcome the clunky script (six writers involved at story and script levels), lack of genuinely witty banter and a horrendous misuse of Tom Cruise.
It’s been ten years since the aliens of Gareth Edwards’ Monsters came to Earth. The ‘Infected Zone’ is now global. In the Middle East a new insurgency is complicated by the rapid increase of Monsters. A unit goes missing and a unit with four new recruits is dispatched to find them and bring them back.
This is the setting for Monsters: Dark Continent – the sequel to the movie Edwards shot for next to nothing; the movie that garnered him the assignment to reboot Godzilla. Edwards, who is busy on his Star Wars movie, is executive producer on Monsters: Dark Continent and direction is being handled by Tom Green – best known for his work on the British TV series Misfits. An American release date has not yet been set but we have the new trailer for you to check out just after the jump.