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Snarky Slate review of "The Mummy"

Discussion in 'Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes' started by hummingbird, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. hummingbird

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  2. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    "The Mummy" got lots of bad reviews.

    My favorite quote from the NY Times Review:

  3. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    Some other reviews:

    IndieWire Review: ‘The Mummy’ Is The Worst Tom Cruise Movie Ever

    The Mummy Movie Review: An Unimpressive Tom Cruise Stuck In A Poor Story

    ‘The Mummy’ Review: Tom Cruise Kicks Off Universal’s ‘Dark Universe’ With Epic Monstrosity

    Those are just a small sample.
  4. Jump

    Jump Operating teatime

    I see. So from that I can only deduce the movie is thriving and prospering.

  5. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    Too early to tell as today is when it is officially released. But the early response as measured on Rotten Tomatoes doesn't look good. :no:

    In the past two hours the movies score on Rotten Tomatoes has dropped from 28% down to 17%. :ohmy:

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    I'd say we'll have a much better of how it will perform at the box office 9 days from now (at the end of the second weekend). Even if it has a halfway decent opening weekend once the word gets out from those who go see it we'll see how much it falls off from there.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2017
  6. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    So the 1st Jihadist, while shooting at Nick Morton, says to the 2nd Jihadist, “Hey, do you know how to tell a Scientologist from a fanatic?”

    2nd Jihadist: “No, how?”

    1st Jihadist: “A Scientologist is always right.”
  7. Jump

    Jump Operating teatime

    If it goes down any further in Rotten Tomatos there might be an uptick with people wanting to go and stare at the unfolding train wreck...
  8. arcxcauseblows

    arcxcauseblows Patron Meritorious

    it's always hard watching movies with brainwashed scientologists, you just want to pop their little bubble

    that comment about him playing the same character for 30 years is so right, he doesn't even really act it's just mr "i'm cool" over and over ad nausea

    this interview explains a little about why he lets scientology/miscavige run his life and choose his wives, or more accurately help him ditch his "sp" wives so he can be a player

    deep daddy issues and women issues and a big fat god complex, go to 6:50

    scientology would be more accurately called narcisistology

    when he pauses he's got crazy eyes

    i have a feeling his "prayers" were a lot like hubbards affirmations
  9. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    I like this review making the Lestat association. Will Cruise do an older more complicated Lestat? One can only hope.

    The Cruisemeister himself is left high and dry by plot lurches that trigger 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.
    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.
  10. Operating DB

    Operating DB Truman Show Dropout

    I get the feeling Cruise is done. His heydays are over.

    On another note my gaydar went off watching him in that 1984 interview.
  11. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    Rotten Tomatoes gives two scores, one from the "approved critics" and another from the "audience score".

    Over the past 18 hours the critics score seemed to have gone back and forth between 17-18%.

    Here's a couple excerpts from the comments made by critics:

    Peter Travers - Rolling Stone:
    Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune:

    The audience score is 45% (meaning 45% of those who voted gave the move 3 1/2 stars or greater out of 5) so a significant number of them did like the movie.

    At the box office it's doing horrible here in the U.S. but doing excellent in China and Korea. It's opening in 60+ international markets this weekend so in the coming days and weeks we'll have a better idea.
  12. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    The budget for "The Mummy" was $125 million and it's expected to make $35-40 million it's opening weekend here in the U.S., after which it will in all likelihood drop off sharply.

    It's got to do good in the international markets for it to make a profit for Universal, and it did get off to a good start in some of them. In China and Brazil it was the strongest opening ever for a Cruise movie.
  13. Jump

    Jump Operating teatime

    I remember the marketing for the last Cruise movie here (whatever that was) it was saturation. Every bus, magazine, talk show and billboard shreaked Tom Cruise.

    The Mummy movie? Crickets.

    That budget must have been spent in Brazil and China.