The Mummy ★★

Matching the cheese of both the original and Stephen Sommers’ 1999 reboot, The Mummy quite remarkably trumps the tackiness of a film now fondly remembered as one of the few Brendan Fraser hits while Tom Cruise’s unwavering belief in the power of a good stunt crafts an alternative that springs from set piece to set piece at an alarming rate. Experimenting with zero gravity and producing phenomenal results, Cruise’s presence accounts for brief moments of hair-raising achievement yet it’s not long before the obliteration of England’s Capital City becomes about the best you can expect from a movie reliant on superficial ideals.

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