Geekery: New Trailer for The Mummy

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.

The Mummy starring Tom Cruise will be in theaters June 9th.

  • euansmith

    Putting the “ghost” in to “ghost protocol”.

  • Coltcabunny

    Not seeing much screaming from Tom Cruise. Only from Sofia Boutella, who plays the titular Mummy.

    • Shawn

      Ahh, ha! Made a funny: Titular Mummy.

  • ZeeLobby

    Yeah. Might wait for TV for this one. As a big fan of the comedic fun of the Brandon Fraser series, just not too excited about another scary monster movie.

    • Shawn

      I would much rather see these old fashion monster movies with a true protagonist and antagonist, than that gore fest that horror movies like to be.

      • ZeeLobby

        Eh, I don’t even really consider those horror movies anymore. Most of those are more like torture pron

        • Shawn

          LOL.

  • Shawn

    I like the idea of the invisible man, but Johnny Depp? Really? As good as a character actor as he may be, I don’t see him as the Invisible Man. Although, I think I’ll like this Mummy movie.

  • af

    Without a doubt, the classic with Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. It was funny, it had plenty of adventure, and it wasn’t set in modern-boring-world.

    This remake with Tom Cruise looks generic and boring.

    • ZeeLobby

      Honestly, the fact that it was set in the past was probably one of my favorite things about it.

    • zeno666

      Amen. Will probably rent it or something.