"The Mummy reboot worst Tom Cruise movie ever": Critics slam the film before its release

Tom Cruise's latest offering is being widely penned by critical all over, for being lackluster and a 'disappointment' as compared to the previous films of the series.

Getting an average score of 4.6 out of 10 on Rotten Tomatoes, the film has been penned on the site's critical consensus which reads, "Lacking the campy fun of the franchise's most recent entries and failing to deliver many monster-movie thrills, The Mummy suggests a speedy unraveling for the Dark Universe."

David Ehrlich of IndieWire criticized the movie while giving it a D-, stating that it lacked any originality. "It’s one thing to excavate the iconography of old Hollywood, it’s another to exploit it. This isn’t filmmaking, it’s tomb-raiding," he said calling it the 'worst movie of Tom Cruise's career'.

Owen Gleiberman of Variety for putting all sorts of effects from every genre and failing in the attempt of trying to mash them together. “The Mummy” is a literal-minded, bumptious monster mash of a movie. It keeps throwing things at you, and the more you learn about the ersatz intricacy of its “universe,” the less compelling it becomes, Gleiberman wrote for the magazine.

He further criticized Tom Cruise's inability to venture beyond his 'star image' which makes the whole movie tank, "The problem at its heart is that the reality of what the movie is — a Tom Cruise vehicle — is at war with the material. The actor, at 54, is still playing that old Cruise trope, the selfish cocky semi-scoundrel who has to grow up. ... The trouble is that Cruise, at least in a high-powered potboiler like this one, is so devoted to maintaining his image as a clear and wholesome hero that his flirtation with the dark side is almost entirely theoretical."

John DeFore of The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "It’s the kickoff of a climax that requires more heroic self-sacrifice from Morton than we have any reason to believe he’s capable of. Unless, that is, we have a financial interest in the sequel set up by Jekyll’s longer-than-necessary final voiceover.”

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Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian didn't hold back in going all out while pointing out the flaws in the movie, “The Cruisemeister himself is left high and dry by plot lurches which leave him doing his boggle-eyed WTF expression. In one scene he is nude so we can see what undeniably great shape he’s in. The flabby, shapeless film itself doesn’t have his muscle-tone," Bradshaw wrote in his review, further adding "In the end, having encouraged us to cheer for Tom Cruise as an all-around hero, the film tries to have it both ways and confer upon him some of the sepulchral glamour of evil, and he almost has something Lestat-ish or vampiric about him. Yet the film really won’t make up its mind. It’s a ragbag of action scenes which needed to be bandaged more tightly."

The film also got unfavorable reviews on Metacritic getting a score of 39 out of 100.

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