Friday, 12 October 2018

A Halloween Horror Movie Tour of London No.4 The Mummy (2017)

D.C Editor Adam writes…


Welcome to My Horror Movie of London No.4 The Mummy (2017)




The most recent version of The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, fared terribly at the hands of the critics and was somewhat buried by Wonder Woman at the box office.

Me? I rather enjoyed it… up to a point. I think it suffers from being the opening salvo in the Universal Studios Dark Universe franchise. Not only does it have the burden of setting up said Universe, but it also has a huge burden of expectation.

One of the things I loved most about it was the London-Spotting - much of the action is set here in the capital and in this the fourth instalment of my Mini Tours of Horror Movie London series, I'll point you toward a few of those locations…

The Mummy is available to buy now on all the usual platforms. 



The Mummy (2017) – London Locations

Is that Australia House on Aldwych being blown to smithereens by a sorely pissed-off Mummy? It surely is!

 

(There's a small irony to the matter, here: Australia House also has a role in the aforementioned box office rival Wonder Woman, playing the role of Selfridge's department store.)

The scene where the sandstorm blows furiously over Westminster Bridge is incredibly dramatic…

 


Mr Cruise is no stranger to our London pubs. He has a pint at The Anchor Bankside in Mission: Impossible. And in The Mummy, he sups at the London boozer once referred to by an Aussie London Walker on one of my tours as "The Wozza". The Warrington in Maida Vale is a rare London example of an Art Nouveau pub and once had something of a colourful reputation.

You can find The Wozza here…




But it's the CGI scenes of havoc in the City that are most memorable. It's no surprise that they feature in the trailer for the movie…





The Natural History Museum also gets a cameo role in a very dramatic chase sequence which ends up making a LOT of mess (see also the trailer)…




One last thing… is that Big Ben plopped down in the middle of the City of London?






The Mummy is available to buy now.

The official site for the movie is here: www.universalpictures.com/movies/the-mummy

Here's a behind-the-scenes look…






Join me on a Ghosts of the Old City Tour this October. I'm leading the tour on Tuesdays 9th, 23rd & 30th October & Saturdays 6th, 13th & 27th October. Book here…








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