My verdict on why ‘The Mummy’ is going to be HUGE this summer

You didn’t ask for this, but I’m going to deliver it anyway.

I can’t remember when was the last time I was HYPED for a trailer release (Maybe I say this every time Tom Cruise is about to drop a film, I am not sure), but after viewing the trailer for The Mummy several times, I am ready to get this movie over and done with. 

Base on the trailer, the movie can either sink or swim, but I’m going to take a gamble here just as Universal did with TC and say that it’s going to be the success of the summer no one saw coming (or asked for).

Why?

No, not because of Tom Cruise.

Curiosity.

People are curious to see if The Mummy can hold its own with Brendan Fraser’s trilogy (or should I say without Fraser?). A reminder that Fraser’s franchise was not the original. I’m tired of fans calling it the original. The original was in 1932. Movie educate yourself if you’re going to argue. 

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Plus, fans are riding on this movie to be successful. If they want more films about gods and monsters then this movie have to come out tops.

Universal is game in establishing their very own cinematic universe and hiring Tom for this reboot shows their seriousness. And let’s face it: Tom embodies what a movie star should be. He is chosen to usher in a new world of gods and monsters where Luke Evans as Dracula failed miserably. Originally, Dracula Untold was supposed to be the first film in the Universal Monsterverse. It was supposed to have linked to this film, but things didn’t go according to plan and just as Tom doesn’t acknowledge that he is Legend, the Dracula movie is now non-cannon.

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Yeah, not gonna happen. I don’t like you, either.

If this movie works out, then we’ll see stories on the Wolf Man, the Invisible Man, Count Dracula, and Frankenstein. 

Who is the Mummy?

Airbrushed for the gods, but this is the FACE of
the shared monster universe, so better get used to it!

Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond; Kingsmen) takes on the role of the mummy, making it a first for a female to take on a character of such in cinematic history. I first saw Boutella dance in the music video for Michael Jackson’s Hollywood Tonight.

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In the trailer, we see Sofia’s character being mummified alive. She is awakened years later by Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) and she seeks vengeance. Or does she?

Is she after a new King? Is she going to reincarnate her lover through Nick Morton? Is this the reason why she allows him to live? Erm… 

What exactly is Tom chosen to do?

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Nick Morton is a greedy treasure hunter. He is also ex-Navy Seal.
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You’ve seen the trailer and you’ve seen that Tom Cruise’s Nick Morton is unkillable. Morton dies in a plane crash only to wake up in a morgue and go to battle with an ancient Egyptian princess after she wakes up from her sleep.

Some fans are still curious about this Morton character. Like, is he a direct descendant of Van Helsing? *shrugging* Maybe he IS Van Helsing! Base on the trailer I know he cannot die because he’s been brought back to serve Princess Ahmanet. ALSO! Morton has a thing going on with Jenny Halsey (Annabelle Wallis) and Ahmanet is about to make this a love triangle… of sorts. 

Morton is a mystery because he has no former history with the about to be rebooted films. I am getting potential Mummy vibes from him.

Loving the shirt, Tom. Is that Tommy H?

So say what you want about Mr. Cruise, the man is going to deliver big time this summer. It’s going to be an Ancient Egyptian terrifying action treasure-seeking adventure and I’ll be there on day one. Hopefully, this is the last I talk of The Mummy… this month… but the trailer is so good! 😛