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« on: January 01, 2018, 10:39:14 AM »

Watched this, this morning. Thought it's biggest problem is that it's an action film instead of the horror movie it needs to be. The whole Dark Universe set up seems very forced and feels false. Still, I've seen worse movies.
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2018, 01:51:05 PM »

Universal seems like it's trying to take it's horror characters (the Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein) and make it into a franchise like the Marvel movies. But you can't replace Karloff and Lugosi with special effects and explosions. They don't get what made the originals so endearing. And they shouldn't try. It's embarrising.
Hammer took those characters and did well, but kept close to the source. And Tom Cruise is no Peter Cushing or Christopher Lee.
It's like if someone tried to remake the MALTESE FALCON or LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. I don't think it can be done well.
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2018, 02:18:14 PM »

Part of the appeal of the old characters too where that they weren't pure evil.  Yeah, they were rotten horrible creatures, but there was still some humanity in them. 

The Mummy was just a generic badguy and there's previous attempt Dracula just made him a good guy with no real bad qualities. 
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 04:44:40 PM »

Part of the appeal of the old characters too where that they weren't pure evil.  Yeah, they were rotten horrible creatures, but there was still some humanity in them. 

The Mummy was just a generic badguy and there's previous attempt Dracula just made him a good guy with no real bad qualities. 

I agree with that as well. Except Dracula was never human. He was always sexy evil.
Also-F/X can't replace the moody feel of the old Universal horrors. Just can't be done. Hammer did well with technicolor blood and hot women, and Christopher Lee was an imposing Dracula. And the Hammer Frankenstein's made the wise choice of not making the Monster the focus-Peter Cushing led that series well. But Lee and Cushing carried those series. The new Universal doesn't have a horror star. Or a real direction-it just seems phony-like their trying to make a franchise.
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 11:52:11 PM »

I feel unhappy with what happened in this film, a lot of good movie elements were missing.
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