The upcoming Mummy remake which is starring Tom Cruise has opened to some poor reviews. As a result, it is expected to lose to the critically acclaimed Wonder Woman over the weekend. Wonder Woman is actually a fresh break from a bad streak that the DC cinematic universe has been going through. In all honesty, it is not surprising that this version of The Mummy was going to turn out to be stale. After all, it did not seem to have any of the charm of the earlier Mummy movies. This is perhaps done in an effort to distance itself from the other series.
Among the criticisms of the movie were that the action was too stale and the suspense was not good enough. Basically, it was every bit as forgettable as the trailers made it seem. Of course it is not the worst movie made. It is actually mediocre. Therefore, this is one of those movies that are going to be forgotten about in a year. As a matter of fact, it wouldn’t be surprising if people forget about this film within the weekend. Wonder Woman, on the other hand has shown what a good DC movie can be.
Given the rough start that the movies had, some are wondering what it would’ve been like had Christopher Nolan stayed on to direct these films. At the same time, Christopher Nolan had no intention of doing comic book adaptations for the rest of his career. He has gone on to do some other projects such as the WW2 drama, Dunkirk. As with his other films, Dunkirk has plenty of scenes shot in IMAX and is expected to arrive in theatres in 70MM during this summer.