A review of the most recent iteration of The Mummy which stars Tom Cruise and was intended to be the beginning of Universal’s shared cinematic Dark Universe. I was genuinely surprised by how much I was entertained by the film and felt I would contribute a positive review to counter some of the hate that is floating around out there for this movie.
Honestly, this movie was really not as bad as everybody let on it would be.
I went in expecting the worst. I am not a Tom Cruise fan, nor was I holding out hope for Universal’s Dark Universe being anything to write home about. And, to be fair, Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy is not the greatest movie you will ever see, by any stretch of the imagination. What is isn’t, though, is a complete and utter disaster or inherently unwatchable. If it can be accused of anything it would be that it never achieves anything beyond being just a straightforward action/fantasy tentpole blockbuster like any other. Your Fast and Furious‘, your Transformers, your Mission: Impossibles, or even your Star Wars films don’t have a hell of a lot more depth or craft put into them than The Mummy does.
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