The first trailer for The Mummy showed us some fantastic action but it was lacking one key element, it didn't show much of the mummy. The newest trailer fixes that problem by showing off the movie's big bad, and she's pretty bad ass. We get to see where she came from and we get to see just how angry she is for being woken up. Check out the new trailer below.
When the trailer opens you'd be forgiven for thinking you're watching the wrong movie. We see Tom Cruise, but what we're looking at looks more like a war movie than a franchise horror film. As it turns out, the firefight that Crusie finds himself in is what leads to the discovery of the title character. The opening chords of The Rolling Stones "Paint it Black" start up, because you can't have a movie trailer in 2017 without a familiar pop song being attached, and it worked so well for Stir of Echoes. From there we learn a lot about where the Egyptian princess came from and that she didn't simply die, but was actually buried alive because she turned toward out to pretty damn evil. 2,000 years underground have not mellowed her out.
The trailer also shows us that in addition to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time, Tom Cruise was somehow chosen by this evil, which is why he survives the plane crash. Is this simply the film's explanation to allow him to live through the film, or does this mean something more within the film, or possibly the larger universe? What exactly was Tom Cruise chosen to do?
The Mummy looks to be equal parts action film and horror movie as we get both explosive action scenes as well as terrifying "don't look behind you" moments, like this one that sees Crusie and co-star Annabelle Wallis gasping for breath in the water when something comes out from under the surface.
It's great to see these real horror movie moments because everything else about the movie has so far focused on the action. The central focus of the first trailer was the plane crash sequence that saw Tom Cruise being thrown around in zero gravity. Ultimately, however, this is the start of Universal's movie monster franchise and horror needs to be a big part of it.