Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.
- The Mummy
Oh gosh. Where do I even start. This film sucks. Now before I begin to tear this film into shreds, let me give you some background. I was excited for this movie. I love Tom Cruise. I love Sofia Boutella. I love Russell Crowe. I love the Universal Monsters. Lets just say I was disappointed. This film has some of the worst tonal problems in a film ever. An inconsistent tone is my biggest pet peeve. Sometimes it's scary. Sometimes it's a huge action blockbuster. Sometimes it's trying to be like Brendan Frasier's "The Mummy." It doesn't know what it is. The female lead (who's name I can't remember) is incredibly bland. Not her acting, she's actually quite good. It's the writing is what makes her bad. Jake Johnson's character is one of the most annoying characters in a movie ever. And I mean that. I hated almost every scene he was in. The few high notes: Sofia Boutella kills it. Russell Crowe is delightfully campy. Tom Cruise gives another solid performance despite his character being super unlikable. Alex Kurtzman is what hurts this film. The direction is quite bland. Kurtzman is a bad screenwriter and a just as bad director. This film is a mess. Tonal problems and bland writing. Some fun action scenes and performances can't keep this film from being a boring trainwreck. 1.3/5.0
Honestly I really don't get why so many people hate this movie? I've seen this movie myself and I thought it was actually good, and it was exactly how I actually imagined the film to be like, just a normal high budget Hollywood action adventure movie. I think the problem is that people nowadays have forgotten how to have fun with movies for what they are and now everyone has become a critic by putting their movie standards too high. I will admit that it's not quite on the same level of greatness as the 1999 version but I certainly wasn't bored with it, there was a decent amount action in it.
Remember when _Dracula Untold_ was supposed to kick off Universal's Monster-Movie franchise, but then they canned that because of how poorly received that movie was? Well get ready to go straight back to the drawing board Universal, because _The Mummy_ isn't even half the movie that _Dracula Untold_ was. Sofia Boutella as the titular Mummy is the movie's one redeeming feature, but she far from salvages this train-wreck. _Final rating:★½: - Boring/disappointing. Avoid where possible._