Monday, April 15, 2024

Watch: The New Mummy Trailer Got Uploaded With A Major Goof

Why the world needs another The Mummy movie 18 years after Stephen Sommers’ trilogy is unclear. Was Brendan Fraser not enough? That’s a ridiculous question, Brendan Fraser is always enough.

But this franchise reboot will have been worth it, if only for the ridiculous half-baked trailer that made the rounds on the internet after a social media manager at IMAX goofed, hard.

Someone uploaded the trailer of the new Mummy movie, coming out in 2017, to the official IMAX YouTube page. Somehow, only half of the trailer had sound effects. It was just random screams and grunts from Tom Cruise and his co-stars as they’re jostled around a cargo plane, sucked out into the air, and ride that thing all the way to the ground. Cruise’s screams and weird yelps are the only things audible, until halfway through, when the sound effects and music miraculously return.

Without the mummified sound and music, it’s hard to tell that this even is a reboot at first. But director Alex Kurtzman swears it’s totally different from any Tom Cruise movie you’ve seen. He told EW:

“There’s an origin story happening on two different fronts. I won’t tell you too much more than that, other than to say: One of the things that I think has defined Tom Cruise movies, for 30 years, is that Tom Cruise always saves the day. You know whenever you’re in a Tom Cruise movie that he’s gonna figure out a way to save the day. And that’s great, and it’s why I pay my money to see his movies. However, in the context of a monster movie, it’s challenging, because monster movies are about characters who are often very out of control, and don’t know how to save the day. The first thing I said to Tom was, ‘It’ll be scarier if we can take away the fundamental knowledge that you’re gonna solve the problem.’”

Eh, I dunno dude, it looks an awful lot like Mission Impossible with the ancient undead.

The video’s been wiped off the face of the ‘net by the copyright holders, for the most part, but god bless people: There are still remnants of this beautiful moment left floating around the web. Like this, with the audio from The Mummy trailer mishap overlaid on a scene from Rogue One:

And then there’s this version, with “Jingle Bell Rock” standing in for the sound effects:

The internet comes through for us, again.

See the actual, full-sound-effect version of the trailer, here:


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