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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I went into this movie not really knowing what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. While there were certainly predictable elements in the story it had enough turns and surprises to keep my interest. There seemed to be a few moments that topped the hat to other movies such as American Werewolf in London, and enough comedic moments without being too...

4.0
0

Forget comparisons to Universal's Mummy cycle of the 1930s and 1940s. Forget comparisons to the Brendan Fraser/Rachel Weisz runarounds of the late 1990s/early 2000s. The only suitable comparison to be made here is to the 2004 Stephen Sommers omnishambles Van Helsing. Yes, 2017's The Mummy is that bad, and then some. Avoid it like the plagues of Egypt.

1.0
0

The new Mummy was very entertaining and I enjoyed it very much. More jump scares than I had expected which made it more fun. Certain actors acting skills could have been better, but I was able to just ignore them. Decent humor throughout the movie also kept it light. I enjoyed the simplicity of the plot, and am looking forward to whatever universal's...

4.0
0

This version of the Mummy couldn't decide what it wanted to be ... horror, drama, or comedy? It's a jarring mix that felt rushed and slap-dash. Even Tom Cruise couldn't stay consistent with his character, some of his fumbling and stammering actually felt like he forgot his lines, but they just left it in. The love interest and interesting character of the...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I went into this movie not really knowing what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. While there were certainly predictable elements in the story it had enough turns and surprises to keep my interest. There seemed to be a few moments that topped the hat to other movies such as American Werewolf in London, and enough comedic moments without being too...

4.0
0

Forget comparisons to Universal's Mummy cycle of the 1930s and 1940s. Forget comparisons to the Brendan Fraser/Rachel Weisz runarounds of the late 1990s/early 2000s. The only suitable comparison to be made here is to the 2004 Stephen Sommers omnishambles Van Helsing. Yes, 2017's The Mummy is that bad, and then some. Avoid it like the plagues of Egypt.

1.0
0

The new Mummy was very entertaining and I enjoyed it very much. More jump scares than I had expected which made it more fun. Certain actors acting skills could have been better, but I was able to just ignore them. Decent humor throughout the movie also kept it light. I enjoyed the simplicity of the plot, and am looking forward to whatever universal's...

4.0
0

This version of the Mummy couldn't decide what it wanted to be ... horror, drama, or comedy? It's a jarring mix that felt rushed and slap-dash. Even Tom Cruise couldn't stay consistent with his character, some of his fumbling and stammering actually felt like he forgot his lines, but they just left it in. The love interest and interesting character of the...

0