It showed there was still interest in Dracula movies. That's what Universal needed to know.
I saw 'The Mummy' this morning, cheap and early. It's not good.
But it's not really any worse than many other such films. 'King Skull Island' is slightly more fun for example, but still quite a choppy movie with silly turns of events. This film has clearly become this year's selection for the annual critics's "all that's wrong with blockbuster movies" festival.
A lot of the specific criticisms are correct, tonally it's too uncertain. It has some good comedy, but also some that falls flat. There are creepy, horror scenes that work, but others which are bungled or undercut by bad editing choices.
Cruise is fine, he's playing the Tom Cruise part and there's no-one better at that yet. Crowe does British again, but it's nothing too bad. He's having some fun at least. The supporting cast needed more work though, apart from Cruise's sidekick they don't have a lot of character. Annabelle Wallis isn't given much to work with (as the love interest) but she doesn't bring anything to it either.
Sophia Boutella has tons of charisma, but there's a lot of villainous striding around, which has become it's own cliche these days.
On a hot day, the aircon in a cinema is a good enough reason to go see this, but apart from that you can safely wait for pay per view or even regular movie channels.