Many who hear the title The Mummy
likely think of the 1999 Brendan Fraser movie, its two sequels, and that spinoff with The Rock. This is not that movie. We all know Hollywood loves trends. Endless sequels, remakes, reboots, and breaking up movies into parts, have all been the bread and butter of the industry. The Mummy
directed by Alex Kurtzman and starring Tom Cruise hops onto one of those bandwagons (remake) with one additional one. It’s part of the “Dark Universe.”
With the outstanding success by Marvel Studios,...
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
is officially the fifth entry in the Tom Cruise/theme song-starring spy franchise. However, it bears little resemblance to most of its series. The first entry, released nineteen years ago, was directed by Brian De Palma and written by screenwriting hall-of-famer Robert Towne (Chinatown
, The Last Detail
). It was part of a class of movies that no longer exists: the blockbuster for grownups. It relied on suspense and innuendo over chaos and destruction. It starred a bonafide movie star, was directed by an auteur, and was written by a veteran of old guard golden age Hollywood. It was subtler,...
I won't lie for one second and pretend I had held out any hope for Edge of Tomorrow
. I have really lost interest in many of Tom Cruise's roles recently, and on top of that, the trailer for this blockbuster do not sell the film well at all. I was sure this was going to be a dud.
However, after countless people I respect on Twitter gave it raving reviews, after the Rotten Tomatoes score hovered
above 90%, I couldn't miss my chance to see Edge of Tomorrow