The Mummy Review: 4 Ups & 7 Downs

The Dark Universe gets off to a rough start.

The Mummy Tom Cruise

There weren't many people in the market for another reboot of The Mummy, but Universal went ahead and did it anyway, throwing Tom Cruise into the mix while attempting to craft a so-called Dark Universe that's also set to feature Bride of Frankenstein, Van Helsing, Wolf Man, Frankenstein, Dracula and so on.

Though there absolutely was a version of this movie that could've been a fun thrill-ride successor to the much-loved Brendan Fraser movies (well, not so much the last one), 2017's The Mummy has less-surprisingly settled for being a garden variety blockbuster with little charm to differentiate itself.

Critics have been happy to pile on it, with some even suggesting it might be the worst film of Cruise's career, though those people might want to take another look at his legendarily awful 1988 clunker Cocktail.

Still, with Wonder Woman sure to devour much of its box office over the next few weeks, the movie will depend on international grosses in order to be successful, and it's entirely possible this planned cinematic universe will be doomed before it's even left the ground...


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