The Mummy (2017) Is The Worst Movie Of The Year

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Movie title: The Mummy (2017)

Movie description: An ancient Egyptian princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

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Summary

The Mummy (2017) is a really bad movie which makes Brendan Fraser Mummy look like a masterpiece.

Director: Alex Kurtzman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Russell Crowe, Annabelle Wallis

Genre: SF, Action

Year: 2017

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Let’s get it out of the way – The Mummy (2017) is a really bad movie and it makes Brendan Fraser Mummy look like a masterpiece (1st one which was actually fun and good adventure movie, other two are not much better than this one).

I won’t go much into the story because you all know it – they (Cruise with his partner and love interest) awaken cursed and long-buried mummy (Sofia Boutella that played Samuel L. Jackson henchman in 1st Kingsman) which threatens to bring havoc on our world.

The Mummy was supposed to kick-start Universal Dark Universe – cinematic universe that combines their most known characters and monsters, like the mummy, Frankenstein, Dracula and Wolfman. But as it seems it won’t kick-start anything – it’s unoriginal, uninspired and boring CGI crap fest. It is a mishmash of a horror movie and Tom Cruise action vehicle that simply doesn’t work – it is not scary at all and action scenes are boring and unmemorable. The audience recognized this too as this movie didn’t make much money, especially in the USA.

I just don’t get why Universal didn’t hire a decent team if they wanted their cinematic universe but instead, they hired Alex Kurtzman as a director whose credits as a writer and producer includes such masterpieces as Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Island, Cowboys & Aliens and Legend of Zorro. Also, I don’t get why Tom Cruise agreed to star in this one (I doubt he’s having money issues). I don’t think he’s a great actor but I don’t hate him like a lot of people – I think he’s a decent actor (I don’t care about his personal life) with good track record and I respect that he mostly chooses original movies instead of doing sequels. I mean, Rain Man, Collateral, Magnolia, Eyes Wide Shut, Minority Report, Edge of Tomorrow, Interview with the Vampire, Mission: Impossible (first one, Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation) and Jack Reacher, just to name a few, were very good movies, but The Mummy is maybe the worst movie in his career.

In my humble opinion, it is the worst movie that I saw in 2017. Avoid it, you’re not missing anything.

You can check Blu-ray on Amazon if you’re interested.

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