"The shittiest movie I've seen since the last time I saw a movie."
Am I the only person left on earth who doesn't find special effects all that thrilling?"The Mummy" is a good example of everything that a movie should not be--it's all shiny exterior. It's probably the most competently produced piece of shit I've ever seen. All the generic action film ingredients are there, but they don't add up to much when a movie strays so little from the formula.
The special effects are all there, but I never got involved with the story--how could I with characters this one dimensional? Shouldn't a movie feature more than whizzy computer generated gore? I guess that question will go unanswered and unnoticed so long as mass audiences shovel out the greenbacks to watch studio engineered crap like this.
This movie pained me, it actually hurt me. Every snappy one liner, every huge sandstorm, every fake looking bug was like a scarab through my heart. When it was over, I limped out of the theater, tired and annoyed.
It doesn't help that director Stephen Sommers has stocked his film with lame actors playing walking, talking stereotypes. As my buddy's dad said, the guy was rugged, the chick was hot, and there was plenty of action.I'll say the same thing, but when I make that statment it shouldn't be considered praise.