I had the chance to attend the premiere of the The Mummy yesterday. I don’t know how I feel about it to be honest. Tom Cruise could have easily been replaced by any other actor, it felt like him trying to make another Mission Impossible film, and even that could not save the “The Mummy” reboot.
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The Mummy itself was dangerous and pretty but did not have much personality. She was defeated by a kiss. I mean, there was some battle beforehand, but I was expecting something more destructive to be honest.
Other than a few scenes, there was almost nothing funny. They didn’t dare to make the movie at all silly. They tried to make it scary at times but even me, who jumps out of my seat pretty easily, wasn’t scared by any of the jump scares because they were so painfully obvious.
All in all, it wasn’t a disaster but it wasn’t a very interesting movie either. A mostly predictable plot, mostly uninteresting characters… it didn’t even have any really cool visual moments. It was an acceptable fun for watching once. If you have nothing better to do.
You can book your tickets at Novo Cinemas in the UAE.