Starring Tom Cruise and intended as a reboot in line with the 1930’s franchise starring Boris Karloff and directed by Karl Freund, The Mummy is the first installment in the Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe. So those of you looking for something in line with the late-90s Brendan Fraser movies, this trailer may be a bit of a shock.
Not to say the trailer is bad. The action is nice and the effects impressive. The brief glimpses of Sofia Boutella’s Princess Ahmanet as the featured Mummy the heroes must stop look good. And we’re getting a shared monster universe out of it featuring The Mummy, Frankenstein’s Monster, Dracula, the Wolf-Man, the Invisible Man, and the Bride of Frankenstein. One thing that at the very least gets me excited is the chance to see iconic creatures like these sharing a modern movie screen together.
I just hope The Mummy features a little more charm and personality like its predecessors and does not turn out to be an utterly forgettable action movie. Say what you want about the camp of the Brendan Fraser movies but those movies have remained a very fun watch because of it. This trailer suggests something too serious. And features a very weird Tom Cruise scream that people are still trying to understand.
Scheduled for release on June 9, 2017, The Mummy also stars Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Russell Crowe.