The Mummy has a new trailer and, yeah, it still looks totally bonkers.
But this trailer primarily focuses on Tom Cruise, who is seen running, shouting, doing all manner of Ethan Hunt-esque stunts and tricks, and that’s not all terrible. Check it out:
The action looks great, and Cruise looks as dedicated as always. That’s enough to make The Mummy worth seeing. But traditional fans of the Universal Monsters can’t be that excited. This is clearly an action adventure kickstart to the new Universal Monster Universe, and the real scares will be nonexistent. Need more evidence? Where is the trailer that spends any time at all focusing on the mummy itself, Sofia Boutella?
Boutella’s mummy sure seems to take a backseat to the Tom Cruise olympics. That’s all well and good, yeah, but this isn’t Jack Reacher or Mission: Impossible. Now that I’ve complained enough about it, let me be the first to say I will be there opening day for this wild ass movie.
The Mummy opens June 9.