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Vacation’s over boys!
-101: Narration, even if it is in Russel Crowe’s voice also cheating-like. Because narration brings in a point of view but the rest of the film doesn’t even acknowledge that. What’s this da big holly.
-23: Tired Russel Crowe is extremely tired, maybe it is his character, maybe it is us. We are extremely troubled when our favourite actors land such roles. Taking this opportunity to welcome Kamal Haasan to Big Boss. Hi.
+25: Speaking of favourite actors: Tom Cruise
A word on Cruise, let’s give the critics the benefit of the doubt, he does play the same character in every film, which of course is ‘pop criticism’, but we have a feels that Cruise knows what he is doing because at 50+, he was able to bring out something as exciting as Rogue Nation.
There is no actual rule that a screenplay should not lend itself to its larger than life lead actor, in fact it requires some really smart writing.
Boys and Cruise is among the last of the old world Hollywood type movie stars da, like that only.
-50: Speaking of smart writing, Tom Cruise being chased by a 5000-year-old Mummy who thinks he is her chosen one, like really this is the Nagesh arc from Utharavu Indri Ulle Vaa
+22: These ancient Egyptians are very specific in their rituals, so elaborate
-100: Elaborate Egyptian rituals can be interrupted
-343: Movie rests entirely on the above point
-5: Bossugal of Egypt think that Mummifying is the worst of punishments not realising that it is the most favourable situation for Hollywood Bossugal
+6: Hero does not say the useless overused line “I hate mummies” in this franchise
-21: Hero thinks stealing and protecting artefacts are the same, although he is not Indiana Jones. Hero does not belong in a museum
+23: Bug-Calling: the pioneering tech to communicate in Antman seems like walkie-talkie because The Mummy can do all that without tech only.
+56: Over-powerful Mummy is over-powerful.
It’s like unbeatable Mummy meets (Mission) Impossible Cruise
+5: We actually came up with the above line
FRS Rule of Thumb: Whenever main villain is captured and put on full display, you can bet your house in Adayar and that estate in Conoor that villain will surely escape.
-192: Hero sleeps with heroine as mark of love, this is mentioned multiple times in the film but never actually shown. Boss, why do you think we watch English films in the first place (dubbed also same). Please convey to concerned department.
-76: American hero saying “What the hell” when they don’t know what is happening
+50: Very good to decent (we give range, for specific data we are not one IBM) action sequences, I mean you don’t really care about Mummies getting hit left right and centre, but it is fun and funny, there is even a Raiders type fight in the lorry.
-10: American archaeologists immediately get into, “what we have here is a 2000-year-old artefact” kind of voice recording which works ok as exposition, but second and third time it is like over professional, boring even
+101: Hero’s friend: yeah yeah he is funny, but then also (no spoilers) LOL this is one of the films where they give a twist to the companion character and much welcome change this is.
+5 Tom Cruise running away from things
From a strategic career point of view, I hope he runs away from what this franchise will become, oh wait, there is more. Strike that out.
-35.9: This concept of power, like u were first Pharaoh of one region, suddenly you want to rule whole world. Why? All your IAS officers are doing so well?
Also if you are princess of Egypt, high chance you will not inherit throne, not unlike modern times. Someone said history repeats itself, someone was right.
So, if we keep repeating this statement (which is ‘history repeats itself’) then we will be proving that person right. Right?
+22: Double Pupils
-208.112: Actually, we had decided in one FRS board meeting that we should not cut points for lack of originality, or lack of ideas or something along these lines. Because we believe that very few can come up with something new, see like this FRS itself is one modified (read as copy) format, but this and all if we see…Nevermind.
But still when you have the wealth of content with you (some 300 Universal monsters) … Hollywood Bossugal must revisit this whole franchise funding.
Oh before we go, there is no Rachel Weisz in this thing, we have no idea how many points we should cut for that alone.
THE FRS Team
A LhF Production