Ok, so you stumble upon some ancient Egyptian ruins, and the first thing you start doing is blowing stuff up? When has that ever ended in a good way? The Mummy is back, and it’s powered by a Cruise Missile. This isn’t Brendan Fraiser’s Mummy. Think more Mission: Impossible with a dash of horror. Let’s take a look.

Yep, I’m there. Day one. Cruise hasn’t let me down lately, and this looks like another fun romp.

Cruise’s character, Nick Morton, manages to find himself in a tight spot as he runs from bullets and RPGs. All the explosions unearth a forgotten tomb. We all know what happens next. Along with Jenny (Annabelle Willis), the pair decides explosives is as good a way as any to explore the tomb. Except, this is no tomb. It’s a prison. And it was holding Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella).

Ahamanet was destined to become Egypt’s new queen, but patience wasn’t her thing. Her lust for power was a little too crazy for the other Egyptians, and they dumped her (still alive) into a sarcophagus and imprisoned her. That is until Morton went all Ethan Hunt. Who needs a shovel when you have C4?

Is it just me, or did Cruise’s character die three times during the trailer? And now I want the Edge of Tomorrow sequel.

The Mummy kicks off the Universal Monsters shared universe on June 9th. One little blurb from the YouTube description caught my eye. Producer Chris Morgan is described as “the narrative engineer of the Fast & Furious saga as it has experienced explosive growth from its third chapter on.”

Now I’m a lot more optimistic about the Monsters cinematic universe. Fast & Furious went from a fun street racing series into a damn superhero ensemble. I mean, The Rock is pushing torpedoes barehanded now.

While this is looking good, I still miss the Mummy films from the late 90s and early 2000s. They were just fun to watch.

What do you think of this new take on The Mummy? Day one, or wait a while?

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