THE MUMMY - Review
Release Date: June 9, 2017
Director: Alex Kurtzman
Stars: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe
Plot: An evil Egyptian princess tries to take over the world after her tomb is uncovered
Clint Says: Wait for the DVD
THE MUMMY has all of the makings of a summer blockbuster. Huge budget, the biggest Hollywood action stars, beautiful women, lots of things that blow up, and CGI zombies. The one thing it lacks? It's just not a very good movie.
I'll use some "M" words in honor of the title to describe some of the thoughts that went through my head while watching this film: Mediocre, meh, moderately tolerable, and #MyWatchMustBeBroken.
Don't get me wrong, this film is great summer fare. If you are looking to see an entertaining, action-packed, we've-got-to-save-the-world flick with very little in the way of substance this movie will be just fine.
It's a lot of fun, it has some great suspense, and Tom Cruise plays a character that has some wonderfully awful flaws that I would never have thought he would allow in one of his characters. However,the film never really takes off in the way that it should. (I can't explain this in any further detail without spoiling parts of the movie).
If you like big, summer action flicks like TRANSFORMERS and such, you will get a kick out of this one. For those of you that need more out of a movie than explosions and zombies, go see WONDER WOMAN again.