'The Mummy' director responds to critics bashing the movie: 'I'm not making movies for them'
"The Mummy," starring Tom Cruise as an adventurer who uncovers the crypt of an ancient cursed princess, is receiving awful reviews leading to its opening on Friday, with a current score of 20% on Rotten Tomatoes. One critic went so far as to call it "the worst Tom Cruise movie ever.""Obviously, that's disappointing to hear," director Alex Kurtzman told Business Insider on Thursday when hearing about the negative response from critics. "The only gauge that I really use to judge it is having just traveled around the world and hearing the audiences in the theaters. This is a movie that I think is made for audiences and in my experience, critics and audiences don't always sing the same song."
And he got honest about what it's like to read negative press about a movie you just made."It is the thing that kills your soul when you have just gone through an experience like this one we just went through," Kurtzman said.
So despite the fun critics are having with the movie, Kurtzman may be getting the last laugh by Monday morning.
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