Tone deaf, unable to nail chemistry, and proving if nothing else that Tom Cruise is dangerously close to being too old to play a cocky maverick, The Mummy makes remarkably little sense for a movie that spends half its runtime explaining itself to you. Cruise looks about 30% sure he knows what the rules are, and, sadly, the Dark Universe means that even if an annoying character dies, they can always come back.
This will probably be top contender for those golden raspberries. Unfortunately this is such a mess and a terrible start for the dark universe. Tom Cruise was a bad choice and the rest of the cast is invisible. Poor directing with no care for the small details...so many mistakes.
Brouhaha visuel et sonore, où, malgré toute l'action qui se bouscule, rien ne parvient à s'extraire du vain. Le blockbuster se momifie lui-même mais pour quoi faire ? Pour dire quoi ? ... A croire que, à l'image de notre civilisation, plus on met de moyen, plus on ne produit rien d'autre que du déchet.
A lot more subversive than people gave it credit, in large part due to the latent homoeroticism on display. (Nick Morton saves the girl, but it's a guy he rides off into the wilderness with, &c &c.) However, the second act is particularly turgid, with awful pacing and Crowe delivering some godawful line readings. (One also wonders why the Mummy is impervious to bullets, but that's neither here nor there.)
The Cruise slump continues... After the abyssmal second Jack Reacher I hoped for more. Certainly this is a step up and the movie has a good first reel with a fun adventure feel. The rest of the movie is a barrage of nonsensical action beats with no story and some incredibly bad and hammy acting from a terribly miscast Crowe. A rocky start to this new franchise that barely passes the bar.
This is about as much a piece of garbage as anyone had a right to expect. It's hard to believe anyone could come out with dignity in tact, but the most likely outcome is they'll come out of it with a sequel. The answer is no, this is not a good idea for a franchise. (When Crowe starts acting his heart out in that awful dual role they've stuck in here, things really become embarrassing.)