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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2017 5:32 a.m. PST

Previously I'd rejected the idea of seeing the new film The Mummy, based on the terrible first trailer. But I'd seen the cinema trailer and it looked kind of maybe a bit fun. Maybe a 5/10 movie – which just about passes muster these days.

Now I've read the NYT review : link and they really slate it. The critic is clearly having fun. I did LOL :

She (The Mummy) "gets inside his (Tom Cruise's) head, which is awkward both because he's kind of sweet on Jenny and because it's such an empty place"

So, what to do ?

Maybe I can catch the cheap show at the local cinema and waste a little less money…. evil grin

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2017 5:43 a.m. PST

Although….other reviews don't seem much kinder…

: link

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2017 6:59 a.m. PST

Another opportunity wasted on a "remake".

So many brains, but so lacking in originality that they have to keep regurgitating past titles with new "flavor". Ugh.


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2017 11:09 a.m. PST

More of runty Tom Cruise trying to pass himself off as an action hero.

Who asked this joker08 Jun 2017 2:15 p.m. PST

He does try too hard in his roles, doesn't he?

Ron W DuBray Inactive Member08 Jun 2017 4:03 p.m. PST

Critics decry The Mummy as Tom Cruise's 'worst film' yet!

I copied this from a news story, If its true the Mummy is one very very very bad movie. Because I think the last 5 should be a good reason he should find a new line of work :)

Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2017 6:49 a.m. PST

I try and ignore critics as their goals in evaluating a movie are different than mine. I'm just looking for some fun escapism. If the trailer looks like it might be fun I would go.

Old Wolfman09 Jun 2017 6:54 a.m. PST

Wouldn't mind if Mad Magazine satirized it.

Roderick Robertson Fezian09 Jun 2017 9:20 a.m. PST

Fortunately, I belong to a "membership" theatre (Kinda like Netflix, but with a physical movie house to go to), so I get to watch all the drek I want for "free".

I doubt it will hold up against Brendan Frasier's Mummy 1 or 2, which were perfect popcorn flicks (for me).

boy wundyr x Inactive Member09 Jun 2017 2:00 p.m. PST

From one of our local papers: "This movie is so bad, it makes me want to write a personal apology to Brendan Fraser for hating on his dumb-but-fun The Mummy franchise of nearly 20 years ago."

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member10 Jun 2017 6:46 a.m. PST

now I don't know what to do

I do--pull this out and watch it again:




Often imitated,often "rebooted"--but never equalled:

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2017 3:03 p.m. PST

It is a great film I have a copy to hand!

I thought the first Brendan Fraser Mummy was superb. Not quite as keen on the second, but still very good.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2017 2:40 a.m. PST

True. The first Brendan Fraser one was good. Then it went down hill fast with the sequels.

That Karloff one is amazing, even after all these years.


Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse11 Jun 2017 10:30 a.m. PST

I liked the second mummy too. Not as good as the first one but still good stupid fun. Of all the late 90s early 2000s blockbusters. The mummy movies are my favourite. Brendan Fraser is always entertaining no matter what he's in.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2017 11:48 a.m. PST

Good ensemble cast and plenty of ramshackle kit !

"Stop talking…you had me at biplane….."

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2017 10:24 a.m. PST

I don't know what all the critics' carping was about. My wife and I saw it yesterday and found it very entertaining.
Which is what I would expect from a movie about gods and monsters.

28mm Fanatik12 Jun 2017 3:47 p.m. PST

I was unsure whether to see this remake due to its 16% Rotten Tomatoes score and the disappointing opening weekend it just had at the North American box office, but it made nearly $150 USD million overseas (over a third of that in China alone) so I will give it a chance.

There seems to be a wide gulf between domestic and international moviegoers as to what makes a watchable movie.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2017 3:14 p.m. PST

Seeing it tomorrow – there's a late evening reduced price showing….

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2017 8:19 a.m. PST

There seems to be a wide gulf between domestic and international moviegoers as to what makes a watchable movie.

The "Warcraft" movie proved that point rather nicely.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2017 3:21 p.m. PST

Well – it was actually quite good. Tom Cruise is pretty terrible, playing a "lovable rogue" who exudes "charming wit". Well… not so lovable, not so charming, not so witty.

But that aside….and that they use a big chunk to set up the new franchise they've invented (think 21st century League of Gentlemen and you're only one small lawsuit away from being correct)…it was pretty good. Certainly not the worst film I've seen in the last few years.

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