What does the official trailer for “The Mummy” actually say?

the-mummy2-700x385The first official trailer of Tom Cruise’s The Mummy has finally been released, and one question that must be asked is, what type of movie is this?

As a monster one of the Mummy’s earliest appearances was Universal Picture’s 1932 film of the same name starring Boris Karloff. While his appearance as the bandaged menace was brief (the character mostly appears as a modern Egyptian as part of a disguise), the Mummy certainly managed to find his way into the pantheon of movie monster legends. The Mummy would appear in a number of films, but there would be two more remakes that would stand the test of time. We would first see Hammer Films 1959 film starring two giants in 50’s horror, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, and then most recently in the 1999 a la Indiana Jones film starring Brendan Fraser. While the original and the first remake were clearly meant to be monster horror films (many people find the Hammer Film to be the superior of those two), the second remake was clearly a fun, family adventure. Now we are getting another one with Tom Cruise, but what is it?

The trailer doesn’t show us much except that things do not appear to be going well for Nick Morton (Tom Cruise). The scenes in the trailer are clearly thrilling, and possibly even a little chilling (See what I just did?) as Morton wakes up to find himself in a rather undesirable place. We also get a glimpse of our Mummy as she exercises her dark power.

There isn’t much to go on, except to say that this almost looks like a traditional type of movie that Cruise has been making of late, full of action and adventure. Clearly the tone is serious this time, but is it a horror film? Only time will tell!

Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy. Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters. Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, television’s Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson) and Oscar® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator). The creative team on this action-adventure event is led by director/producer Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan, who have been instrumental in growing some of the most successful franchises of the past several years—with Kurtzman writing or producing entries in the Transformers, Star Trek and Mission: Impossible series, and Morgan being the narrative engineer of the Fast & Furious saga as it has experienced explosive growth from its third chapter on. Sean Daniel, who produced the most recent Mummy trilogy, produces alongside Kurtzman and Morgan.

The Mummy hits theaters on June 9th, 2017.

What type of film are you hoping for this remake to be? Do you think Tom Cruise should stick with the formulas that have been so successful for him lately, or would you like to see a return to a true horror monster film?
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