The scariest thing about ‘The Mummy’ is how savagely critics tore it apart


The scariest thought about’ The Mummy’ is what the connoisseurs did to it

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This seems like a dark revelation come true, indeed.

The Mummy re-examines were embargoed until Wednesday morning, but long before critics chose their knives, the signs were there: three screenwriters and three sift “story-by” ascribes, the premature/ forced proclamation that it would lead off Universal Studios’ shared “Dark Universe” films, and a newbie administrator whose writing approvals include Cowboys& Aliens , Transformers: Retaliation of the Fallen , Star Trek Into Darkness and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 .

Not even Tom Cruise himself going for some rogue-ish Indiana Jones-type that’s not really his flavor could save The Mummy from what was to come. In information, Cruise is just one of the elements that reviewers disliked about The Mummy , which was flitting around 25% on Rotten Tomatoes as of this writing.

O, the horror.

A sampling of the sand caught in the critics’ keyboards’ today 😛 TAGEND

Tom Cruise chose unwisely …

Bilge Elbiri, The Village Voice :

The Mummy is the first Cruise-starring illustration in decades in which his part seems like it could have been give full play to anybody. It could be Steve Zahn up there. Or Kenan Thompson. Or, hell, Brendan Fraser.

Daniel Krupa, IGN :

I never came to think of Sails persona as anything more than a lying mislead who are able sometimes 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 persona, but there isnt enough time to perform Nick into even a generic loveable rogue.

Sarah, LaineyGossip :

Cruise is in scuzzbucket mode and from his first frame hes use so hard to represent The Mummy a good movie its like he inoculates it against the possibility of being all-the-way bad.

David Ehrlich, Indiewire :

… not only is The Mummy the worst movie that Tom Cruise has in the past offset, its too patently the worst movie that Tom Cruise has ever became it stands out like a flat record on a grand piano.

… but the Mummy herself perhaps wasn’t all bad

Sarah, LaineyGossip :

Sofia Boutella … performs as Ahmanet, and she used GREAT. Easily the best part of the movie is Boutella. She has such immense physicality that even though you can tell theres some CGI polish referred, you are eligible to is acknowledged that Boutella is actually crawling around, wringing herself into cracked mummy chassis that are easily the creepiest happen in the movie.

Daniel Krupa, IGN :

When she first emerges from her sarcophagus shes astonishingly outraging and moves with a creepy, joint-snapping rhythm that is distinct from anything Ive seen in another zombie movie.

Brian Truitt, USA Today :

Boutellas shrivelled villain is the real beautiful, a startling work of creature-feature skill with hieroglyphics peppered all over her body. Fledglings, monstrous rats and beetles follow her wherever she goes, and Ahmanet doesnt move like an ancient villain rather, she saunters gracefully like shes at Transylvanian Fashion Week, showcasing a lethal confidence.

It tries to have a goofy side, but, um …

Bilge Elbiri, The Village Voice :

There are some shaky thrust at laughter. Nicks goofy comrade Chris( Jake Johnson) expires early on but retains coming back here for some agonizing repartee . …[ The] pipelines fall flat, and Cruise cant really do Harrison Ford or Kurt Russell-style roguishness.

Jordan Hoffman, Popular Mechanics :

Then there’s the shoehorned slapstick, with Jake Johnson’s specter aping Griffin Dunne’s character from An American Werewolf in London .( Pro a tip-off: If your movie is a patchwork of half-baked doctrines, don’t go out of your path to remind us of one of the few classics of the funny-scary category .)

… perhaps it should’ve exactly remained to the action? Or not.

Daniel Krupa, IGN :

From the moment we match Cruises character the movie intensifies towards a breakneck gait from which it rarely escapes. Theres a middle division where hes endlessly falling into and out of vehicles, contending hosts of zombies, and generally running in lots of directions.

Jordan Hoffman, Popular Mechanics :

This is a Dark Universe undoubtedly. Other than the one chip set on a plane sinking to Earth, the action backgrounds are filmed in such low-toned sunrise that you can barely understand what’s going on.

John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

So often of the action makes target in repetitious half-light; so little of it displays even the ambition to show audiences something new unless we count the Mummy’s looks, which have two irises each, for no supposed reason other than individual thought that would look cool on a movie poster.

It’s not coy about propelling this ‘Dark Universe’ thing …

Bilge Elbiri, The Village Voice :

As you might expect, we also get some cumbersome world-building involving Dr. Henry Jekyll( Russell Crowe ), who heads a secret organization thatpurports toseek to contain evil but seems fairly sinister in its own claim. All that will probably come into play as part of Universals attempt to build out its Dark Universe franchise of revitalized monster flicks.

Owen Glieberman, Variety :

The Mummy is a literal-minded, bumptious being mince of a movie. It maintains hurling things at you, and the more you informed about the ersatz intricacy of its universe, the less cogent it becomes.

John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

[ Russel Crowe, as Dr. Jekyll] seems to be the Dark Universe’s version of the Marvel movies’ Nick Fury: A behind-the-scenes actor who has been fighting all kinds of evil for a very long time, and who sounds up when screenplays require interpretation or a teasing for the next film in the franchise.

Daniel Krupa, IGN :

Additionally, reimagining Dr. Jekyll as a monster hunter has self-evident potential, but like so many of the nifty intuitions stashed away in The Mummy , theres never enough time to explore. I guess thats what already-greenlit sequels are for.

David Ehrlich, Indiewire :

The idea that anyone will want to watch a standalone movie about this Jekyll and Hyde is bizarre at best, and sadly delusional at the worst. You have to deserve an interconnected movie world, you cant just assume that beings will be grateful you assembled some characters who have nothing in common save for their shared corporate interests.

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