The Mummy (2017)

The Mummy (2017)

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The Mummy (2017)

The classic Universal Monsters character returns in the Tom Cruise-starring first installment in a planned shared monster universe (co-stars Russell Crowe doing his own bit to revive a famous frightening figure). Written by Jon Spaihts (Doctor Strange, Passengers), there's no connective tissue shared with Stephen Sommers' Brendan Fraser-starring pics of the same name.

Once locked in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert for a millenia, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella, Kingsman) awakens in the present day. After her destiny was unjustly taken from her in ancient Egypt, she brings with her terrors that defy human comprehension as she seeks to bring Set - the God of Death - into the realm of the living.

2017Rating: M, Supernatural themes & violence107 minsUSA
ActionAdventureFantasyHorrorBlockbuster
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A quick and indecisive mess.

This film was too fast paced to have any real depth to it. Although it did have some funny moments it couldn't quite decide whether it was a goofy fun movie or a scary one and this definitely held it back. Whilst it did provide a good set up for the further monster movies that are planned, it felt like this was all it was meant to do rather than being the...

1.0
0

Mediocre.

Action-packed with a dull plot, while struggling desperately to begin a cinematic "Dark" universe; it leads to an ambitious, disappointing result.

2.0
0

Ethan Hunt does The Mummy

I wasn't expecting much going into the movie. The old Brandan Fraser ones were campy and reasonably entertaining. I couldn't help feeling that Tom Cruise was playing a himbo version of Ethan Hunt in The Mummy. This movie tries to cover too many monsters in one movie making it a little odd. You've got the undead minions who are the zombies. Then there's...

3.0
0

Modern monster movie misfire.

Oh boy, if that JACK REACHER sequel wasn’t bad enough, Tom Cruise continues his rapid decline into crap cinematic crack-ups with this horrible attempt to set up a Universal horror movie, um, “Dark Universe.” Confused, muddled, poorly scripted and at times just plain boring, this clubfooted attempt at merging Universal’s monsters with the plot of THE...

1.0
0

Plenty of action but...

This movie seems to struggle to find it genre. It's part Indiana Jones, part Mummy, part Scooby Doo. Unlike the earlier Brendan Fraser/Rachel Weisz which seamlessly mixed action with comedy, mainly due to the gung ho, can do attitude of the leads, this movie has a reluctant hero who is more often out of his depth, struggling to know what to do than anything...

2.0
0

Butter chicken -- mild, please

This movie stars Tom Cruise. Anyone who watches it knows what they're getting themselves in for. It's Tom Cruise. Still, he looks tall (go figure) and sexy. And he kicks some ass. Complete escape-ism, particularly on a cold midweek night. A fairly successful formula to appease the masses, albeit a little, er, formulaic.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A literal-minded, bumptious monster mash of a movie.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

The Mummy does wrap up enough adventure, action and quips to make it, if not a scream, a worthwhile Friday night out.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It’s a ragbag of action scenes which needed to be bandaged more tightly.

2.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Feels less alive than undead.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

The Mummy doesn't work as a horror because it's just far too stupid, far too often.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Weirdly out of place here, Cruise brings little daring and less charm to the film, though to be fair to the actor, his character's a stiff.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An odd but frothily entertaining genre cocktail, which coasts on the charisma of its two biggest names...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A literal-minded, bumptious monster mash of a movie.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The Mummy does wrap up enough adventure, action and quips to make it, if not a scream, a worthwhile Friday night out.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It’s a ragbag of action scenes which needed to be bandaged more tightly.

2.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Feels less alive than undead.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

The Mummy doesn't work as a horror because it's just far too stupid, far too often.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Weirdly out of place here, Cruise brings little daring and less charm to the film, though to be fair to the actor, his character's a stiff.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An odd but frothily entertaining genre cocktail, which coasts on the charisma of its two biggest names...

3.0
0

A quick and indecisive mess.

This film was too fast paced to have any real depth to it. Although it did have some funny moments it couldn't quite decide whether it was a goofy fun movie or a scary one and this definitely held it back. Whilst it did provide a good set up for the further monster movies that are planned, it felt like this was all it was meant to do rather than being the...

1.0
0

Mediocre.

Action-packed with a dull plot, while struggling desperately to begin a cinematic "Dark" universe; it leads to an ambitious, disappointing result.

2.0
0

Ethan Hunt does The Mummy

I wasn't expecting much going into the movie. The old Brandan Fraser ones were campy and reasonably entertaining. I couldn't help feeling that Tom Cruise was playing a himbo version of Ethan Hunt in The Mummy. This movie tries to cover too many monsters in one movie making it a little odd. You've got the undead minions who are the zombies. Then...

3.0
0

Modern monster movie misfire.

Oh boy, if that JACK REACHER sequel wasn’t bad enough, Tom Cruise continues his rapid decline into crap cinematic crack-ups with this horrible attempt to set up a Universal horror movie, um, “Dark Universe.” Confused, muddled, poorly scripted and at times just plain boring, this clubfooted attempt at merging Universal’s monsters with the plot of THE...

1.0
0

Plenty of action but...

This movie seems to struggle to find it genre. It's part Indiana Jones, part Mummy, part Scooby Doo. Unlike the earlier Brendan Fraser/Rachel Weisz which seamlessly mixed action with comedy, mainly due to the gung ho, can do attitude of the leads, this movie has a reluctant hero who is more often out of his depth, struggling to know what to do than...

2.0
0

Butter chicken -- mild, please

This movie stars Tom Cruise. Anyone who watches it knows what they're getting themselves in for. It's Tom Cruise. Still, he looks tall (go figure) and sexy. And he kicks some ass. Complete escape-ism, particularly on a cold midweek night. A fairly successful formula to appease the masses, albeit a little, er, formulaic.

3.0
0