The Mummy: Film critics haven’t been kind about the new Tom Cruise movie

THE Mummy was released in Aussie cinemas today but according to critics, this one would have been better off left buried.

Starring Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe and Sofia Boutella, the movie has been panned by film reviewers who have described it as a “monster fail” and “an unholy mess”.

The bad reviews will be especially alarming for Universal because The Mummy is the first film in their Dark Universe franchise.

Future movies in the franchise include Bride of Frankenstein (Angelina Jolie has been linked to the film), The Invisible Man (starring Johnny Depp) and Frankenstein (starring Javier Bardem).

But the Dark Universe is off to a rocky start and the critics have been ruthless.

Here’s what some of them have had to say about The Mummy:

• “Not only is The Mummy the worst movie that Tom Cruise has ever made, it’s also obviously the worst movie that Tom Cruise has ever made — it stands out like a flat note on a grand piano.

“It’s not that it’s bad, it’s that it never could have been good. It’s an irredeemable disaster from start to finish, an adventure that entertains only via glimpses of the adventure it should have been. It’s the kind of movie that Tom Cruise became a household name by avoiding at all costs.” — IndieWire

Sofia Boutella plays the evil mummy in The Mummy.Source:AP

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