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The Mummy (2017) - Movie Review


You know, I see people saying they're sick and/or tired of the whole shared universe style that has been the craze for the past almost decade or so. But I, personally, still enjoy it. Thing is, there is a correct way of doing it, and then there is a shitty way of doing. I don't know why Universal thought the shitty way was the path to be on.

The Mummy should have been a movie about, well, THE MUMMY. But instead, it is an amalgamation of several poorly executed plot threads in an attempt to jump-start the new 'Dark Universe', with one of them being related to The Mummy. And it all comes together to create an incoherent messy movie. There are so many things going on with multiple changing rules that you just don't give a shit. 

Tom Cruise is the lead, and I will say that even in a movie like this, he still brings his charm and charisma to give somewhat of an enjoyable performance. His buddy in the movie made for some funzies as well. But even then, most of the humor was just TOO FORCED and felt awkward or cheesy or out of place instead. There is even a romance, which ends up playing a significant part in this messy plot at the end and I was just sitting there thinking that Tom Cruise had a better relationship with his buddy as compared to what he had with the love interest.

Sofia Boutella plays The Mummy, and she tries to do a good job with what she's given. But none of it really mattered at the end as she just felt like a confusing secondary character in her own movie. 

Some of the action scenes were done well, and some of it looked cool, so that's something I guess. 

The thing that disappointed me the most was the fact that this shared universe of old classic monsters could have honestly been an intriguing and entertaining franchise had they done it right. I was actually excited when it was first announced. Now, it's all but dead. No need to watch this. Better to go watch the old Brenden Fraser one again instead. 

5/10

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