A couple of thieves and an archaeologist release an ancient malevolence that threatens to become annoying.
Review 2017 by Flytrap
Written by: David Koepp, Christopher McQuarrie, Dylan Kussman
Directed by: Alex Kurtzman
Starring: Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Russell Crowe, Jake Johnson
Complete Cast and Crew here
Running time: 124 Mins
When these treasure-hunters find the big score, they unwittingly take a Mummy Mama to what she needs to create an even bigger vexation, that would threaten to cause mass peevishness.
Seriously, folks, there isn’t much here. It looks good and everyone does some great acting, but the plot is a little blurry and there are too many diversions (Mister Hyde?) to keep it moving. Cruise does his best and he can usually elevate almost any movie he’s in, but there is not much that even he can do to pull this one off.
There is a lot of “referencing” of other movies that doesn’t really work here. There are some really great scenes and I saw potential that was not really exploited, but the main fault, in my opinion, is that this film takes itself waaay too seriously. It really needed more Brendan Frasier.
Not as bad as most are saying, but I cannot recommend it. If you must, go see a matinee and save some bucks. There are no post credit scenes, so walk out like an Egyptian when they start.
Flytrap rating: 6/10
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