TITLE: THE MUMMY
DIRECTOR: ALEX KURTZMAN
STARRING: TOM CRUISE, SOPHIA BOUTELLA, ANNABELLE WALLIS, JAKE JOHNSON, RUSSELL CROWE
Every year, there are a few films I vehemently disagree with critics on. In this day and age, there is no in between when it comes to film criticism. Something is either garbage, or the greatest thing since Jebus created the heavens. While The Mummy isn't perfect, it is a lot of fun. Sure, it has some scripting problems; and the second act, which I will forever call the "Exposition Act", almost halts the film entirely. However, with the problems it does have, I found The Mummy to ooze charm. I love the cast here. Everyone is having FUN, and it shows. You could tell Tom Cruise, had a blast making this movie, and it was great to see him sort of play against type. That energy, leaped off the screen for me, and I was swept up in its sandstorm of cheese. Sofia Boutella, is great as Ahmanet, and Russell Crowe, is chewing every bit of scenery he can. I'm glad the film is doing well overseas, and the concept of Universal's Dark Universe may not be lost entirely. I really want to see where this goes. Yes, the film has problems, but those problems never amounted to catastrophic for me, as some would have you believe. Through the turbulence, The Mummy is still a fun time at the summer cinema.