New reboot of The Mummy criticized as "Worst Tom Cruise movie ever"

Published June 8, 2017, 8:24 AM

by Noreen Jazul

Tom Cruise’s new movie “The Mummy” is set to hit theaters this Friday and film critics had been given a special sneak peek of the movie ahead of its release date.

Majority of the critics however, felt that the new blockbuster would have been better kept under wraps.

“The worst Tom Cruise movie ever” said IndieWire. “It stands out like a flat note on a grand piano. It’s not that Cruise hasn’t had misfires before (and between Rock of AgesOblivion, and [Jack Reacher], they’re happening at a faster rate), but The Mummy is the first of his films that doesn’t feel like a Tom Cruise movie”

Despite its flaws, the movie in itself isn’t bad, “but it can also never be good,” IndieWire commented.

Entertainment Weekly’s, meanwhile, said that the story was “as stitched together as Frankenstein’s monster: a little bit of An American Werewolf in London here, a little Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade there, some Jekyll and Hyde as frosting,”

EW wrote that while Cruise himself is the “secret weapon” of the film, it still “feels derivative and unnecessary and like it was written by committee (which a quick scan of its lengthy script credits confirms).”

While many critics praised Cruise as the only saving grace of the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Cruise instead felt “weirdly out of place.”

The Mummy stars Tom Cruise as Nick Morton, an explorer who accidentally unleashed an ancient Egyptian evil that threatens to plunge the world into chaos.

(Alexis Tapalgo)