12 February 2018
Like so many regular people who have seen this, I didn’t think it was actually as bad as the critics and reviews made it out to be, I was expecting something a lot worse. There were times when this felt like a good old fashioned B-Movie and there were times were it felt like something a lot more contemporary with adrenaline filled action shots. Tom Cruise got his standard ‘running’ sequences in, and Russel Crowe gets to fight. This is pretty much a chase, reveal, chase chase, fight film – and it’s enjoyable to not make me want to leave the room. Some parts had action, some had fun, some where good chuckles. There wasn’t that much depth that you had to concentrate or know backstories, it was what it was, but saying that, people with a keen eye could get a lot more from it (take for example the Easter eggs pointing towards future Dark Universe films).
I won’t compare this to the 90’s Mummy film’s as they are clearly a different entity (and I thought they were too cheesy anyway). This film was ok, it kept me entertained and it kept my missus happy too. I’ll happily give this a 7 out of 10 as it was a good date night movie.