I’m sorry to say that I was curious about this film. After all the shit that it got with the critics, I was interested in seeing what was going on. Let me tell you, I saw what they were talking about.
The first thing that I need to talk about with this movie is all the ideas that were forced into this movie. The idea of making a “universe” with all the great old Hollywood horror villains is quite interesting. However, they didn’t do a good job at trying to bring this together. They tried to bring this universe together in one movie. You left wondering where all that came from and why was it there. Nothing was really explained the way it should have been. I had no idea where this monster hunting and finding group came from or why they were there. That part of the storyline completely eluded me. It also looks like they tried to tie in the Brendan Fraser Mummy movies to this as well, which really is not okay. Those movies are fine on their own and don’t need to be included with the things they are trying to do now.
The second thing that I really didn’t like was the pacing of the film. At parts, I felt that it moved really slow and then it go and move extremely fast. It didn’t have a solid pacing the whole way through as it should. I know that at times the pacing does need to change in movies, but in this movie, the pacing seemed to change at the wrong moment. Where I feel like it should be slow, it is fast an vice versa. It’s really odd.
Another thing that I wasn’t fond of either was Tom Cruise. I am not a fan of his, and I watched this despite him staring in it. Even before watching the movie, I knew that that was going to be one thing that would bother me the entire time. But, I sat through it anyway.
Now that I have gone through all of the things that I really didn’t like about it. There is something that I did really like about the movie. I really liked the villain Ahmanet. She was an awesome villain. I loved the whole beginning of the movie when they explained her whole storyline. That was the best part of the movie. I would have watched a whole movie about her, set in ancient Egypt. I didn’t need any of the modern day stuff, I just want a movie about her.
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-The Film Chick 😉