Tom Cruise continues to scream in the latest trailer for Universal’s newest monster movie.
The Brendan Fraser romp that came out nearly 20 years ago (yes, you are that old) has become a campy cult classic in part because it didn’t take itself too seriously. Which movie would you really want to see? That or this? Be honest.
This version takes itself very seriously, which could work if handled properly but Universal has yet to manage that. Their attempt at reviving the monster movies of the early to mid 20th century hasn’t gone terribly well for them recently – The Wolfman and Dracula Untold were all critical and financial flops. Now they’re trying to reboot their catalogue ala Marvel with a run of 7 films with this new rendition of The Mummy. Up next is a version of The Invisible Man with Johnny Depp.
I’d like to see some more variety in Hollywood blockbusters than we have, but I don’t think this is going to fill that void.