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The Mummy (2017) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Or Mummy Impossible. Yep…  Tom Cruise is back.  Not the good Tom Cruise who blew us away in Magnolia or Jerry Maguire but the other Tom Cruise who now seems set on finishing his career with action film after action film.  And here we go again as Universal try to give birth to their own cinematic universe and fail.  It’s not that The Mummy is bad. Okay it is.  But it’s also just so boring.  I almost drifted off twice, kept awake only by Russell Crowe’s horrid Cock-E-Nee accent which, even by his standards, sets a new low bar. There is nothing here you’ve not seen before and the tone is so uneven it’s like it had three different directors.  So whilst Cruise takes another step towards being a highly paid Steven Seagal, Universal’s Dark Universe is still born… sadly then a big miss.

Best Bit: Crowe’s accent is brilliant. Funniest thing ever.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Avoid

If You Liked this Try: The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns (2001), Mission Impossible 5

IMDB Rating: 4 out of 10 stars

 

Author: Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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