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His Royal Hiney
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Saw it today. Weak ending. I think it was a chance for Tom Cruise to show his body. Not sure if it was cgi or steroids.

The sad part is: it looks like they set up the movie to be the first of the franchise. I don't think so.



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Saw it today. Weak ending. I think it was a chance for Tom Cruise to show his body. Not sure if it was cgi or steroids.

The sad part is: it looks like they set up the movie to be the first of the franchise. I don't think so.


Not the first.

Universal was hoping to revive all of their monster movies...Dracula Untold was the first of this attempt (IIRC).

The Mummy was always my favorite, so this is a bit disappointing...but not terribly surprising.
 
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Another movie re-make that sucked?




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I wouldn't pay to see it because of Tom Cruise.




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I actually liked Dracula untold, was hoping they would make a sequel. The mummy was just ok, maybe a 6/10. The mrs and her sister just had to see it, we should've saw wonder woman instead.


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Last good Tom Cruise movie?

**crickets**
 
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Last good Tom Cruise movie?

**crickets**

Edge of Tomorrow, but then I generally like his movies (stupid ol' unsophisticated me).


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Last good Tom Cruise movie?

**crickets**

Edge of Tomorrow, but then I generally like his movies (stupid ol' unsophisticated me).


I actually had that movie in my head when I posted and I agree with you.
 
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Last good Tom Cruise movie?

**crickets**

Edge of Tomorrow, but then I generally like his movies (stupid ol' unsophisticated me).


He's still probably top 5, or top 3, of the safest bets in Hollywood to star in a movie that's going to be reasonably enjoyable and successful, IMO.
 
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We saw it. Thought it was okay.

Couple weird quirks. But I usually suspend belief and just try to enjoy a movie.




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Saw it last night with out having read a review. Life is hard, its even harder when you are too stupid to see where you $30 bucks is going.

Ghastly movie on any standard.


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I wouldn't pay to see it because of Tom Cruise.


This, Tom Cruise started his career as typecast. His character is most always an asshole.


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I used to say if you've ever seen a movie where Tom Cruise gets mad, goes on a rant, and shouts then you've seen them all. In that respect, i think Tom Cruise has improved. Edge of Tomorrow was good, the movie where the quote "You can't handle the truth" was good, even though that still contained a scene where Tom goes on a rant.



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I won't be watching this. I did like Edge of Tomorrow and Oblivion.



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I agree it is a disappointment. But the co-star, Annabelle Wallis, is good, although I doubt the film with do much for her career in the U.S.

This film is similar to the re-make of Point Break. It is in English a groaner, but it is a highly visual narrative with light dialogue and utterly devoid of any point of view.

It will play well in China, and China is now the largest film market in the world. Sometimes this sort of thing works, as with George Miller's last Mad Max film. But usually it does not, or it just seems sucky to our American sensibilities.
 
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Last good Tom Cruise movie?

**crickets**

Edge of Tomorrow, but then I generally like his movies (stupid ol' unsophisticated me).


He's still probably top 5, or top 3, of the safest bets in Hollywood to star in a movie that's going to be reasonably enjoyable and successful, IMO.

That's a couple of stinkers in a row, though.




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Collateral was the last thing I thought he did well.
And who thought casting him as Jack Reacher was a good thing?


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Collateral was the last thing I thought he did well.
And who thought casting him as Jack Reacher was a good thing?


I liked Jack Reacher. Still haven't seen the second one, but I thought the first one was a pretty good movie.
 
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When I heard this about this project I knew there was no way it would be as good as the last Mummy. Brendon Fraser brought a certain whimsical fun to the character. Cruise is neither whimsical or fun.


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Collateral was the last thing I thought he did well.
And who thought casting him as Jack Reacher was a good thing?


I agree that Collateral was pretty good, but in my view, it wasn't much because of Cruise.

Cruise is a competent actor, not much more. He doesn't have much range. Plus, he is a dwarf and a whacky Scientologist.




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