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    Quote Quoting Grouchy (view post)
    Not feeling this at all. Cruise is completely misplaced in a Horror movie, the female Mummy looks awful and the concept of a Universal Monsters series set in the XXIst century doesn't jive well with me.
    Looks more like supernatural action in the vein of (survivable event) Dracula Untold and (nuke Hollywood from orbit) I Frankenstein.

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    He plays Dr. Henry Jekyll
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    Did anyone see the Del Toro Wolfman? it had a lot of great talent in front and behind the camera.
    I'm back to rating shit again.

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    Wait...Luke Evans isn't playing Dracula anymore?

    1 movie in and they already recast the main monster?
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    Quote Quoting Watashi (view post)
    Did anyone see the Del Toro Wolfman? it had a lot of great talent in front and behind the camera.
    I really like it. Directors cut is even better.
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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Wait...Luke Evans isn't playing Dracula anymore?

    1 movie in and they already recast the main monster?
    Dracula Untold was developed without knowledge of Uni's Monster Universe plans until the very end of production. Once the filmmakers learned, they hastily shot a modern-day coda. Uni never intended that film to be a launching pad.

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    Quote Quoting Watashi (view post)
    Did anyone see the Del Toro Wolfman? it had a lot of great talent in front and behind the camera.
    Yes. I was one of the few people here that liked it. It was like 99% rotten on MC.
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    Take out the Mummy and its practically another damn M:I movie.
    See Tom Run. See Tom Shirtless. See Tom fuck with a Plane. See Tom with a much younger female counterpart.

    No thank you.

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    It's going to be really interesting to watch Cruise reorient himself once he gets significantly older. I think that's when we'll see him return to riskier arthouse fare. Or it'll be more middlebrow stuff like Lions for Lambs (which I haven't seen, so forgive me if that's an incorrect assumption).

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    Quote Quoting Zac Efron (view post)
    Take out the Mummy and its practically another damn M:I movie.
    See Tom Run. See Tom Shirtless. See Tom fuck with a Plane. See Tom with a much younger female counterpart.

    No thank you.
    Hey, if you've hired Tom Cruise and not made him (a) run or (b) show off that sculpted man-meat, then what're you even doing?

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    Quote Quoting Dead & Messed Up (view post)
    Hey, if you've hired Tom Cruise and not made him (a) run or (b) show off that sculpted man-meat, then what're you even doing?
    Well I expect him to [
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    Quote Quoting Gittes (view post)
    Or it'll be more middlebrow stuff like Lions for Lambs (which I haven't seen, so forgive me if that's an incorrect assumption).
    I would say your description isn't far off (assuming I'm correctly guessing what you mean by "middlebrow"), but I thought the film was decent. A little underappreciated, but only a little.
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    It'd be fun if they treat these movies as like the reverse-Marvel where the monster wins at the end of each solo movie, and then they have an Avengers-style movie where a savior Chosen One rises up to save humanity and the monsters have to band together into a Monster Squad to defeat her.

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    I would say your description isn't far off (assuming I'm correctly guessing what you mean by "middlebrow"), but I thought the film was decent. A little underappreciated, but only a little.
    Good to know. I'll inevitably check it out sometime. As for "middlebrow," I'm thinking of films that are quality but also conventional, accessible, safe, etc. Those can still be great, of course, but they're tidier and more palatable affairs than, say, EWS or Magnolia. I want to see Cruise in weirder stuff again. Watching his reaction to getting pushed by those homophobic assholes in EWS just feels so, so far removed from everything he's been doing for many years now. Not to mention the way he delivers that "I have to go over there and show my face" line from early on in the same film. American Made will hopefully shake things up a bit. Thankfully, Edge of Tomorrow gave us the gift of cowardly Cruise.

    I'd be delighted to see him star in a Jonathan Glazer movie or something, lol.

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    Quote Quoting Gittes (view post)
    Good to know. I'll inevitably check it out sometime. As for "middlebrow," I'm thinking of films that are quality but also conventional, accessible, safe, etc. Those can still be great, of course, but they're tidier and more palatable affairs than, say, EWS or Magnolia. I want to see Cruise in weirder stuff again. Watching his reaction to getting pushed by those homophobic assholes in EWS just feels so, so far removed from everything he's been doing for many years now. Not to mention the way he delivers that "I have to go over there and show my face" line from early on in the same film. American Made will hopefully shake things up a bit. Thankfully, Edge of Tomorrow gave us the gift of cowardly Cruise.

    I'd be delighted to see him star in a Jonathan Glazer movie or something, lol.
    I agree, and I think you might like Lions For Lambs then. Its not all the way experimental Cruise, but playing a politician is a different, measured, performance from him. I would say its similar to something like The Contender (which I also like).
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    I remember twenty or thirty years ago, Harrison Ford commented that he'd back away from action films once he got "too old." I thought, okay, cool, he'll do serious dramas and smaller films and ... meanwhile, here we are in 2016 and he's a septuagenarian and talking seriously about Indy 6.

    I think Cruise is the same way.
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    Gotta hand it to Cruise again....


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    Still probably the hardest working and most dedicated actor out there.

    Scientology weirdness aside, I like Tom Cruise.
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    Cool stunt. I also hear there's a mummy in this movie.

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    After the plane stunt in mi5 this seems less impressive. But yeah Cruise will always get my vote.
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    Who cares about that, Cruise is saving up for MI6!

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    He's gonna go to the moon...for real.
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    I hope they don't spoil the whole thing in the trailer this time.
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