The Mummy (2017)


Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller


Alex Kurtzman




Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Jack Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, Russell Crowe, Marwan Kenzari, Javier Botet, Selva Rasalingam


An ancient Egyptian princess (Sofia Boutella) is awakened from her crypt and she is determined to take back all that should have been hers bringing terrors that defy human comprehension.


I never cared much about The Mummy. I haven't seen the original and I've only seen bits and pieces of the remake with Brendan Fraser. I just couldn't care less. But then this movie's trailer was released and I have to admit that it looks pretty cool. Which only meant a thing, it would suck. And guess what, this movie sucks. 

Let's see... where do I begin? Oh, I know, the plot, although it's going to be quite tough because the film barely has one. It's paper-thin, too simple and stupid to even care. It doesn't make any sense. It doesn't have an interesting plot point/twist. On the other hand, it is filled with larger-than-life holes. Have I mentioned how predictable it is? So predictable that the mummy hasn't awakened yet and you already know how it's going to end. And how about that super contrived Tom Cruise plot where he tries to reverse the curse? Absolute trash.

And what a disappointment Tom Cruise was! I get it, the script is basically toilet paper, but I don't think I've ever seen him so uninterested and bored. He is the first one who doesn't care about what's going on, so why on earth should we care? He was great in the Mission: Impossible series, but here he's like a ghost, and it's quite embarrassing since he's the lead. 

On the other hand, we have Russell Crowe who actually took this thing seriously and tries to do good, but there's really nothing he can do to save this since his character, Dr Jekyl/Mr. Hyde, is terrible. Can you believe that him turning out to be a bad guy is the film's best twist?

And I feel tremendously sorry for Sofia Boutella who found herself in the shoes of this incredibly strong and independent woman who basically spends all of her time chasing her lover. For once that they have a great female character, the filmmakers do stupid things like that. 

The filmmakers couldn't even decide whether they wanted to make an action-adventure thriller, an action horror, or a romantic horror. The action sequences are pretty lazy and tedious. And it's a mess visually as well. The editing isn't good - there are some scenes placed here and there that don't make a lot of sense - and the effects, actually some of them, are pretty awful. They look like they came for the '90s. 


  1. All'uscita di questo reboot/remake/comevogliamochiamarlo ho letto veramente di tutto sul web... Mi sono sentita abbastanza fuori luogo leggendo pareri di grandi fan della serie di Fraser che imprecavano contro l'ennesimo rifacimento di una serie "già ottima così". Niente, mi spiace, non sono mai riuscita a sopportare la 'serie originale', nemmeno negli uggiosi pomeriggi su Italia 1. Proprio per questo sono ancora più perplessa davanti alla scelta di rilanciare "La mummia"... Boh, dubito che lo recupererò...

    1. Io non ho mai visto la serie con Fraser completamente, soltanto qualche scena qua e là, ma dopo questo remake credo che la guarderò per dimenticare.

  2. Oh my....I want to see this but i don't expect i even expect less. I look forward to your reviews because they usually are spot on with what I think

  3. Trovo più interessante il progetto del Dark Universe piuttosto che il film stesso.
    Però non ti nego che mi ha intrattenuto per una serata. Cioè è un monnezza, ma ho visto di peggio.