The Mummy (2017)

5.41 h 50 min2017X-RayHDRUHDPG-13
Tom Cruise stars in this spectacular version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.
Alex Kurtzman
Tom CruiseAnnabelle WallisSofia Boutella
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Jake JohnsonCourtney B. VanceMarwan KenzariRussell Crowe
Alex KurtzmanChris MorganSean DanielSarah Bradshaw
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4.3 out of 5 stars

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ALPReviewed in the United States on September 29, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Critics Ease Up!
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People are so spoiled and techno-wise about how movies should be made and played. Just enjoy the films for what they are. There was nothing wrong with this film. I enjoyed excitement, (which wasn't over the top) and the absence of a profanity riddled script. Maybe the problem for some people is trying to see Cruise as someone other than Ethan Hunt. There have been mummy movies since Bella Lugosi days and a lot of them not so hot but to me this is a better adaptation thanks to the special effects and the seasoned actors. Don't let the couch critics be kill-joys and just enjoy a nice flick. Every movie is not an Oscar potential or bust occasion.
146 people found this helpful
MegsJediReviewed in the United States on September 4, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
Get your gods straight!
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Sofia Boutella was robbed of a genuine chance to shine in this movie. Her Star Trek Beyond character had more depth and life. But, many of us are armchair archeologists and know the traditional names, Amaunet is as good a name as any. Honestly, flipping the story of the last set of Mummy movies from Imotep to Amaunet made Tom Cruise look like the damsel in distress, which is amusing. Paying attention will keep confusion at bay. This could have been better, but it truly could have been worse. The cinematography and some stunning visuals make this flick worth watching.

In case you don't know, the Egyptian god of the dead wasn't Set, it was Anubis. Set was the god of chaos. Switching that up made no sense, any the good guys... The Medjai they ain't.
63 people found this helpful
A. MullenReviewed in the United States on September 20, 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
Dark Universe? More like Dark Tedium...
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As a fan of the 1932 and 1999 versions of 'The Mummy', I watched this to see if it might have improved on the Brendan Fraser franchise. In short: NOPE.

Production values were very good (1 star) and Sofia Boutella is a personal fave (1 star), but while branded as the kick-off for Universal's 'Dark Universe' series, there wasn't anything particularly dark about it (no stars). And watching Tom Cruise phone in a twit character for 110 minutes did not make for riveting cinema. (Certainly made me wonder how much emotional 'method' Tom had to dig for to achieve oneness with his character.)

Of course, a lot of it had to do with the script. Or lack thereof. Most of the 'crackling' dialogue comes across as 'almost' good jokes; the kind that might have been amusing if the writers had thought to include the punchlines. The writers really should have watched the Brendan Fraser movies for a refresher in snappy repartee (or even 'Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy').

Lastly, rehashing the same old Mummy story line is getting boring. Why not recognize it as something that no one else has: As a love story that spans millennia? [Spoiler alert] Consider, Nick Morton didn't get the girl in this movie. He wound up in the desert with his sidekick. Why not have Nick (as Nick/Set) recognize his timeless love for Ahmanet and wander off into the desert to create their own private Hamunaptra? We don't need world domination, but maybe just a little love, romance, and redemption. How about that for a refreshing change, huh Hollywood? [/Spoiler alert]

Overall, I should have waited until this went Prime. Or better yet, just skipped it and rewatched the 1999 version (although I did prefer Sofia Boutella's mugging the sandstorm to Arnold Vosloo's). Not recommended.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on December 7, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
The perfect enjoyment-mode type of movie.
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I've always enjoyed Tom Cruise, and i loved the Mummy series starring Brendan Fraser (excluding the Dragon Emperor one). But the only thing that Fraser's Mummy and Cruise's Mummy share, is the title. I enjoyed both The Mummy/2 and Tom Cruise's The Mummy, for very different reasons, Partly for the fact that it has Cruise, Russell Crowe, and Annabelle Wallace (who i find drop dead gorgeous, .....besides the point) stare in this film, but mostly it's because of the darker tone they add to this film. The only gripe i have with the movie is that the ending was very bland. But, it leaves room for a chance at a sequel!

I don't necessarily care about what some big shot head of lettuce reviewer thinks about this movie, I guessed the plot about 30 minutes in but my brain was already shutting down and going into enjoyment-mode, if you want to enjoy this movie like I did, i suggest you do the same. :)
47 people found this helpful
MarissaReviewed in the United States on August 16, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
I did not expect to love this movie!
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I truely did not expect to love this movie. I was very pleasantly suprised. So much of what people are complaining about is due to a lack of understanding that they A: Are not trying to remake the Brendan Frasier Mummy and...B: That this is set to be the first of MANY movies. Hence characters and refrences that seem like they don't belong. I thought it was a fun take on the genre, which has a nasty habbit of getting stale, and I was most certainly entertained. I liked the subtle nods to previous films. Plus, I couldn't stop laughing the first time TC saw the skulls. Great nod to movies yet to come and a role that Tom once played all at once. I think if watched with the right view point, this movie could entertain everybody.
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D. DorightReviewed in the United States on October 24, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
One of the worst movies ever made
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When you imagine the worst movie you've ever seen, it's usually something hilariously bad, like Troll 2. Something that has you laughing every minute at how poorly put together it is. But the truth is that Troll 2 isn't even close to the worst movie ever made, because it provides entertainment value with how terrible it is. Enter The Mummy. It provides nothing, except for brief confusion brought on by a truly awful script.

Tom Cruise goes through bizarre incident after bizarre incident and never seems to react like a human being. There's a line of dialogue in the first few minutes where an army officer says "I know you've been stealing ancient artifacts instead of fighting terrorists. I'm going to dishonorably discharge you as soon as this is done." Ten minutes later, he says "Hey, Tom Cruise! Go into that mysterious ancient temple. It's probably full of really valuable artifacts." What?? You just said you didn't want him to steal anything!

The only thing memorable aside from the confusion is that the actress playing the mummy is pretty, but even that's damaged by the fact that they have her mostly naked throughout the film. It feels very cheap and sleezy. The acting is awful and the plot makes no sense. It also shamelessly rips off An American Werewolf in London. Just watch the Brendan Fraser one instead.
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The King of PainReviewed in the United States on June 17, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Classic Tom Foolery.
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This is one of those rare movies where you find yourself criticizing every detail albeit so totally consumed with snarkery you are unable to turn away from the screen. More! you exclaim. More! I watched it from frame to frame and still not sure exactly what it was about. Something about some mummy who used to be a princess who whacked her father and brother for the throne. One of the cut scenes illustrating the father; henceforth to be known as "Pharaoh smalls" stands with his son, henceforth we shall call him "the prince of plot devices" together they survey the great Egyptian horizon as if to say we rule all of this. First off, they can have it. Miles upon miles of sandy dunes to rule over. So princess makes a deal with some thing that is regarded as the most evilest of evils. Kind of funny right there in that she just kind of "poof" suddenly dialed up this demonic evil and knew just what to do to solidify herself as the queen of evil. Yep, you guessed it. She was required sacrifice a man by the edge of an all powerful pocket knife with a gem in the hilt- however, at the moment she was supposed to sink the pocket knife into the mans chest she is stopped by what we later learn to be some ancient shadow cult that has existed from time immemorial with the sole purpose of stopping evil. So yeah, they .. wait for it... wait for it.. They lolz mummify her alive. Let that sink in for a second. Pretty sure Russel Crowe decided to wing it during his extended narration because the act of mummifying it to remove the blood and organs from a body and fill it with some innocuous substance thus preserving the corpse from rot. So, theres no such thing as mummifying someone alive they are mutually exclusive. So, for the purpose of this review lets ignore Russel's claim to have mummified her alive and say "they wrapped her with some already stanky bandages" and tossed her into some ornate, in a spartan sort of way, sarcophagus. So lets stop right here for a second shall we? They have gone to the trouble to stop her evil plans but instead of burning her to ash at the stake or some similar destructive method they haul her and a bunch of Egyptian statues to Mesopotamia and burry her in a pool of shimmery mercury a hundred feet or so into the ground. Remember that pocket knife? Well the jewel in the hilt is something of an artifact something akin to the ark of the covenant in an all powerful smite you death sort of way and like the 3rd cousin of Robert the Bruce ended up with that thing while campaigning in the crusades. Go figure. So I made that part of, about the 3rd cousin of the Bruce but not the part about the gem making it back to England with the crusaders. Ultimately the gem was buried in a Templar crypt in downtown London. You know, for safe keeping right? So to put this in perspective. If the pocketknife and the gem are ever reunited the mummy will have great power over life or death and the secret shadow cult cant be having any of that. So, yeah, instead of destroying the items they just kind of chill and wait to see how things play out. So, it turns out Russel Crowe is Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde and they have grand designs to kill Tom Cruise because Tom is, wait for it.. because Tom is... haha lolz Tom is of course the "chosen one" quite possibly the biggest movie cliche ever. There have been so many Chosen Ones throughout cinematic history its hard to find an actor who hasn't already played "the chose one." So yeah, Tom was chosen by the Mummy. Anyway, the mummy is partially filled with mercury before she eventually talks some cockroach into skittering across the floor and into the ear of some guy sitting behind a Pack Man arcade game. Ok, it wasn't Pac Man but it might as well have been. The movie to this point was so campy my brain inserted the Pac Man dot chomping sound effects at about this point- where Pac Man just gets to a "powerup" then immediately turns from hunted to hunter and dispatches a couple of ghosts. From here, we have zombies that break dance while the learn to walk, comic relief in the form of Tom's buddy who I think is one of those Pac Man ghosts as he periodically has to force the plot along by showing up and telling Tom where to look next and.. Oh wait. Lets gosub a little here. Did I mention Tom and his buddy- before Toms kills him of course, happen upon the Mummy's tomb by calling in a Hellfire missile strike on a hapless village filled with insurgents of some sort. Not sure what they are insurging but they seem angry as they fire hundreds if not thousands of rounds at close range yet still manage to miss hitting Tom or his sidekick while they flee the scene. We are never quite sure of why they were being shot at if other than just being garden variety toilet seat covers but i suspect it might have had something to do with the village elders' daughter I'm sure. So back to the action where Tom saves the life of the shadow cult spy in his midst by strapping a parachute on her and letting it rip. Meanwhile, Tom goes down with the aircraft but wakes up in the morgue in a scene right out of "this is definitely the case of some some Hollywood veteran with way too much creative control over Universal flicks. As I was saying Tom wakes up naked in the morgue and in bursts the spy, er, love interest, whatever she is. The scene is cringeworthy. Old Tom stands there naked and is flexing every muscle in his body to pose for the camera. Literally pulling out the Mr America pose to the point of rigidity when his body should be fluid based on the scene movement and requirements. Not only does he pose but the scene keeps the camera on him for so long during the pose you can tell, Tom himself must have had way too much control either overtly or sinisterly behind the scenes because the camera action during the scene was like no other scene in the movie. It paused far to long. So, yeah mix in the occasional zombie scene filled with special effects for the sole purpose of having special effects and don't forget the sand storm in downtown London that takes the shape of the mummy's face- it's like, uh.. wheres all that sand coming from? Did it suddenly fly in from that scene in Egypt where king smalls is admiring his extensive kingdom of desert nothingness? But wait there's more. This was supposed to be the start of some Dark Universe anti x men answer to the Marvel Universe or something. Lols not so much. Not a single scene in this mashup was unique or otherwise original in any way. A complete waste of time in a let's watch this thing just to see how bad it gets sort of way.
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Russell SReviewed in the United States on September 19, 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
I wanted a Mummy movie not a Tom Cruise movie.
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I have a message for the creators of this movie ( I use the term loosely) and also to the ones who seem to love this thing. This was not a Mummy movie which I wanted, I loved the lady Mummy, she was terrific, My problem with this was it became a Tom Cruise movie not a Mummy Movie. It came across to me as Mission Impossible in the desert. I really think that they should not have put a "name" actor in this part or in any of the future "dark universe" movies, if there will be any. They should have gone for no-name casts and made the "monsters" the stars of this movie and not Cruise.
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