Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters, as Universal’s Dark Universe is unleashed (or should that be unwrapped?) with a mad (as in furious) Egyptian princess reborn after millennia to cause worldwide catastrophe. Good job treasure-hunting rogue Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe’s Dr Henry Jekyll are on hand to stop her.
Woody Harrelson takes a leaf out of the Bill Murray Guide to to Misanthropy with his role as the eponymous middle-aged misfit whose “tell-it-how-it-is” way of life gets a rude awakening when he discovers he has a daughter. It may not be as scathing as Ghost World (also written by Dan Clowes), but no one channels an oddball like Harrelson.
So is Rachel Weisz’s 19th-century namesake a femme fatale or just an unfortunate widow who’s had bad luck in the husband stakes? It’s up to smitten hero Sam Claflin to decide in a typically sumptuous adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel that should appeal to lovers of Poldark.
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