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About the Movie
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. Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) 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. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 235
- Fresh: 36
- Rotten: 199
- Average Rating: 4.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: "The Mummy" is trying to do so many different things, has so many different reasons for being (not to mention so many screenwriters), that a kind of narrative chaos is the all but inevitable result.
Rotten: The Mummy is a mess, a movie in such a hurry to introduce more monsters under Universal's "Dark Universe" banner that it comes awkwardly wrapped in impenetrable layers of exposition.
Rotten: A blaring, bloated zombie of a movie.
Rotten: You only have to watch the trailer to know that Producer-Director Alex Kurtzman's reboot of Brendan Fraser's once-charming mummy movies is full of embalming fluid.
Tried Too Hard, Delivered Too Little
I went in with an open mind, knowing it wasn't the Brendan Frasure versions, which are classics. What I didn't expect was for them to go so off the mark of what most mummy movies entail. They tried to put too much information into a such a short amount of time, the movie is just over an hour, that it simply didn't blend well. Additionally, they tried to incorporate the mummy into the monster universe by introducing Dr. Jekyll & Vampires. This was more confusing than anything. The romance was forced & they left it open for a sequel it probably won't get. I did appreciate the small tribute to the Frasure versions in a fight scene. In the end, the most interesting thing about the film were the eerie credits.
This particular movie has been redone since The great Boris Karloff, played the tittle role in 1932.......and then in the 70"s with the hammer films from england, and the excellent brendan frasure versions, but this particular version should have been tittled The Dummy......just awful!!
I will buy a copy on DVD just to throw it in the trash where it belongs.