Did Tom Cruise mess up 'The Mummy' by being 'too controlling'?

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I'm not sure all the amusing moments were meant to be amusing, but I laughed as though they were. He may have found the fountain of youth, trail-blazed a comeback and reinstated himself as a Hollywood legend, but as tall as he is on that pedestal... he's far from flawless as evidenced in his latest film, The Mummy. It "wraps up" with an unearned act of self-sacrifice, and a completely stupid set-up for many movies to come.

In the past, films were considered risky businesses. Yes, you read that right.

As with many films that don't quite work, there is a problem with tone at the heart of it.

It's not possible to steal the show at Tom Cruise (laughs)!

Do you perhaps have more information pertaining to this story? Fans love their Gods & Monsters but when you mash them up and change their look - you've slapped fans in the face. The most fantastic thing was that I was talking to the biggest movie star in the world, and he had been introduced to my films by his wife, so he was asking me questions, not the other way around.

One has to wonder, though, what happens if you do "fluff what you're saying to him"? Many critics have called the movie another Mission: Impossible type movie. Onstage during The Mummy's Manhattan premiere, Cruise told the crowd, "I don't just make a movie". I was asked that question last week. Unfortunately, his Mummy entry can not top the matinee serial-action adventure of the 1999 Mummy starring Brendan Fraser as a Diet Indiana Jones.

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Cruise's presence, especially, is disheartening; it's not a role for him (it seems to have been written with Ryan Reynolds in mind), and he puts no great effort into finding much in it. She is an excellent librarian and her collection contained many a volume-anything an elementary student might want to know. These Universal monsters are mostly the baddies in these things and definitely not the "let's team up to save the world" sort. Instead, the approved vision was a new cinematic universe where new spins on Dracula, Frankenstein, The Phantom of the Opera and their ilk contribute to something grander. "The Mummy" may be spectacular with its special effects and double-iris evil but it is not enough - at least not for me. While the preamble to the title is promising, connecting Crusade knight tombs and Egytian mythology as if it was gearing up to become a rip-roaring National Treasure style yarn, it simply begins to crumble.

"Who you calling Four Eyes?" The 1942 Mummy's Hand created the popular mummy-as-mindless-shambling-undead-creature version.

All in all, "The Mummy", while not particularly groundbreaking, is a good watch. Instead, it's a lower-budget, B-movie reboot (though that word didn't exist back then).

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