The Mummy ★★★

Come on, I hate Tom Cruise and the idea of turning the classic Universal Monster shared universe into a series of action movies, for no other reason than it's the cool thing to do these days, too, but I was surprisingly entertained by it.

It feels like there is some act missing (a common modern blockbuster problem) and I wish Cruise and Jake Johnson had switched roles, but there were some cool ideas, we got a nice mix of horror, humor and action and Russell Crowe stole the whole movie in his needlessly tacked on supporting role!

It won't hold a special place in my heart like other, much better yet equally hated and ignored movies like LONE RANGER or SPEED RACER, but I'm surprisingly okay with the result.
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#057 in 2018
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