The trailers for Universal’s The Mummy reboot have been very hot or cold. On one hand, I love the horror elements and I love the classic monster movies enough to justify seeing another reboot.
While on the other hand, this looks like a very generic action film, especially with the inclusion of the usually solid Tom Cruise. Look, I dig Cruise and I think he works well in material like Jack Reacher or Mission: Impossible, but there’s something that’s rubbing me the wrong way with his inclusion in this new Mummy franchise.
I really do hope that The Mummy manages to re-fresh the Universal monsters in a way that makes me actively want to see them build a cinematic universe, but pieces of promotion (like this new poster) have me worried.