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The Mummy


(2017)

Worst movie I have seen in months.

Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
for violence, action and scary images, and for some suggestive content and partial nudity
Runtime: 110 minutes
Our Rating:
Directed by: Alex Kurtzman
Cast: Tom Cruise, Russel Crowe , Sofia Boutella
Review by Diana Saenger

I’m not sure who writes the content on Rotten Tomatoes about new films such as, “ Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy. Whoever it is they should have looked above and below at the critic’s comments as it has only a 16% positive rating.

Some of the comments there reflect my thoughts exactly. Such as; “the once-charming mummy movies is full of embalming fluid,”  “Even Cruise doesn't seem convinced by the setup,” “No amount of clunky expository dialogue can untangle this mess of bones, bandages and bald commercial cynicism.”

Universal’s movies from the 30’s to the 50’s and late 1900’s were inventive, fun full of mystery and surprise. Rather than concentrate on the era of Egypt’s mummies, The Mummy with Tom Cruise and Russel Crowe looks more like something from The Walking Dead. We had to see it with 3D glasses. Scenes were so dark I had no clue of what was going on. It appeared like some people like Cruise were crawling around in the dark only to see Sofia Boutella as the ancient princess Ahmanet out of her tomb and anxious to create havoc. Her snarls and hideous landing on a victim appeared to me like zombies.

Cruise seemed one note throughout the film. So many of his roles seam so similar in his performance it’s boring. Crowe roused a few moments of attention, however for me it seemed like a mix of genres, and there was no plot that made sense. I couldn’t wait until it was over.  

Recommended Audience:
Those with money to throw away.