Not Great but Not Terrible | Review of ‘The Mummy’ (2017)


By Cynthia Ayala

The Mummy starring Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance & Russell Crowe
Universal Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

“An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.”

    —IMDB

Where to start. Okay, so as a fan of the Brendan Fraser Mummy from back in the day, like many I was skeptical. But at the end of the day, I have to appreciate that this film was not a copycat. And it’s still funny. Tom Cruise has proven that he is a very versatile actor, and like many actors, he’s going to have some bad movies under his belt. This certainly isn’t his worst film but it’s not his best either, I’ll admit to that. Was the story the best? Certainly not. I’m going to go ahead and agree with some of the critics who question if the film would have been better had it not been so set on establishing the Dark Universe. Continue reading “Not Great but Not Terrible | Review of ‘The Mummy’ (2017)”

A Flawless Victory | Review of ‘Terminator Genisys’


By: Cynthia Ayala

Teriminator Genisys starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke & Jai Courtney
Paramount Pictures

John Conner in the year 2029 has defeated the machines, has defeated Skynet and the Terminators, but the machines had a trick up their sleeve. Conner must send his number one lieutenant Kyle Reese to the year 1984 to save his mother. But the timeline has changed, and Sarah Conner is no longer the scared waitress in need of saving. Now a skilled fighter with a Terminator for a guardian, Kyle Reese and Sarah Conner must team up with a new mission: reset the future.

Terminator Salvation was awful, pure and simple. While this film, was amazing, restoring the glory that is the Terminator legacy.
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