Some ancient properties shouldn’t be so carelessly resurrected.
That’s what Tom Cruise learns after unleashing a malevolent Egyptian Princess in The Mummy.
It’s also what critics are saying about Universal Studios attempting to kick off its Dark Universe with the disappointing action thriller!
Video: Tom & Jimmy Fallon Act Out Mummy-Inspired Skits Written By Kids!
That’s right — the reviews are being unwrapped for The Mummy reboot, and critics are burying the blockbuster alive for being stale, predictable, or, as Indiewire’s David Enrlich put it, "the worst movie Tom Cruise has ever made." Ouch!
The professionals aren’t the only ones who think The Mummy should have been locked in the tombs of 1999 along with Brendan Fraser (that’s where he’s been this whole time!) — Twitter users who saw an early screening were equally as disappointed.
Ch-ch-check out the reviews (below)!
John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter: "So much of the action takes place in monotonous half-light; so little of it displays even the ambition to show audiences something new — unless we count the Mummy’s eyes, which have two irises each, for no apparent reason other than somebody thought that would look cool on a movie poster."
David Ehrlich, IndieWire: "The Mummy the worst movie that Tom Cruise has ever made… It’s not that it’s bad, it’s that it never could have been good. It’s an irredeemable disaster from start to finish, an adventure that entertains only via glimpses of the adventure it should have been. It’s the kind of movie that Tom Cruise became a household name by avoiding at all costs."
Daniel Krupa, IGN:"I never came to think of Cruise’s character as anything more than a lying cheat who would occasionally do the right thing. Imagine if there was only ever enough time to show the worst facets of Indiana Jones or Nathan Drake. Cruise is perfectly fine in an unchallenging role, but there isn’t enough time to make Nick into even a generic loveable rogue.
The Mummy review embargo dropped today and everyone has an opinion. It happens to be all the same opinion so far though. #TheMummy pic.twitter.com/mX1mwa7U7T
— ScreenJunkies (@screenjunkies) June 7, 2017
The Mummy is so impressively awful that it should be studied.
— Louis Peitzman (@LouisPeitzman) June 7, 2017
The Mummy is a joyless and soulless bore of a disaster. Nothing about the movie works, and I hate it for even TRYING to be like Indy
— Devindra Hardawar (@Devindra) June 7, 2017
The Mummy made me so angry at how it treats women that I nearly ripped my notebook in half so… yeah.
— Clarisse Loughrey (@clarisselou) June 7, 2017
And I WANTED the mummy to win. Dark Universe is something I think could be so great.. but out of the gate #TheMummy is just plain boring.
— mat whitehead (@matwhi) June 7, 2017
Do YOU plan on seeing The Mummy?