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Joblo Review: The Mummy


One thing I will admit is this - I’m a huge Tom Cruise fan, and as such, I hold his films to a higher standard than most. I can’t help it, as he’s such a consistent performer, that anything less than really prime material seems like a waste of his star-power. There’s absolutely no reason Cruise had to be in The Mummy outside of his box office appeal. He gets very little to do, with only the much hyped zero-g sequence (shot in the famous “vomit comet”) and a brief fight with Crowe giving us anything to remember once the credits roll. Too many things are juggled, and everyone, from director Alex Kurtzman on down, would have been better served had Universal been less focused on a franchise that may never happen, and built a really solid film around their star.

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