I can’t say that I was really expecting a whole lot from Universal’s upcoming monster movie franchise and the trailer for its first official installment, The Mummy, hasn’t exactly sold me on the idea.
Sadly, it’s clear that instead of laying the foundations of a great horror franchise, they’ve opted to turn it into a full-on action adventure movie which really just seems to fly in the face of what people want from this. The film stars Tom Cruise and it basically looks like another Mission Impossible flick, but with a slight supernatural bent. While some of the visuals could theoretically be creepy, they’re immediately undone by the Rolling Stone’s soundtrack playing in the background.
As for the soundtrack, they restart the song, Paint it Black, no less than 3 times in the trailer which helps to give it that ultra lazy feel. By and large, I’m not looking forward to this, but as always, we’ll just have to wait and see.