Let’s be honest, after recent reviews expectations for The Mummy are low. Despite the fear of wasting money and time, movie-goers may be surprised. The Mummy is not the worse fantasy movie, neither is it the best.
Perhaps The Mummy received such harsh criticism because the lead actor is Tom Cruise as Nick Morton. There are a lot of movie-goers and critics who are over Cruise. It’s understandable. It’s like how underwhelmed some people felt when they found out Ben Affleck was cast as the latest Batman. Batman is out of Affleck’s league.
The question arises why Tom Cruise was cast in a monster movie like The Mummy. Tom Cruise appears to play one role only as an actor, an anti-hero. Not any anti-hero, but an arrogant, smart-mouthed, handsome athletic type who runs really, really fast. That’s who he is as Morton in the The Mummy.