Tom Cruise Is a Star Adrift Among Cinematic Universes

Speaking of crap movies, here's Chris Eggertsen on the latest from Tom Cruise:

With one eye firmly on his own bottom line, the actor is clearly looking for a way to right the ship. In addition to The Mummy, last year's poorly-received action sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, a potential Edge of Tomorrow sequel and Top Gun 2 signify a shift in the way he's traditionally approached his career. The latter film in particular feels like a belated concession to Hollywood's ravenous appetite for nostalgia-driven franchises, and it's hard to imagine he would have made the same decision had his last few films performed better at the box-office.

Also, Cruise seems to have horrible timing with his choices here. He's going all-in on sequels just as audiences seem to be going all-out on them. 


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