As much as I like Tom Cruise and am eagerly awaiting both Top Gun 2 and American Made, him starring in a reboot of The Mummy franchise didn’t make a lick of sense to me. Did we really need a fourth goddamn chapter of fighting creepy ancient spirits? And if you’re going to take another trip to this played out desert, why not just stay with Brendan Fraser?
It seems that critics are agreeing with me, as reviews for The Mummy have been brutal. The film currently holds a 27% approval rating on Rotten Tomoates, and IndieWire called it “the worst Tom Cruise movie ever.”
And because Twitter loves nothing more than taking joy in the pain of others, there have been tons of hilarious reactions to the movie getting eviscerated. Here are a few of the best tweets that I’ve come across.
tfw THE MUMMY reviews are legit scathing pic.twitter.com/jgMTpFzttx
— Scott Wampler: Day 38™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) June 7, 2017
The Mummy is a joyless and soulless bore of a disaster. Nothing about the movie works, and I hate it for even TRYING to be like Indy
— Devindra Hardawar (@Devindra) June 7, 2017
Brendan Fraser as he sees all the bad reviews for The Mummy pour in. pic.twitter.com/LCI7ugoTdk
— Rebecca Pahle (@RebeccaPahle) June 7, 2017
THE MUMMY is the worst Tom Cruise movie like Trump is the worst President. It's a galling, categorical step down from a proud US tradition.
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) June 7, 2017
Favourite review of The Mummy: "Go see Wonder Woman again."
— manvspink (@ManVsPink) June 7, 2017
Damn, at least Cruise got paid bank for his role. Like the great Rasheed Wallace once said, it’s all about cutting that check.