When the reboot of "The Mummy" was originally announced, there were many purists that were apprehensive about Tom Cruise playing the lead role. Tom Cruise brings a certain kind of daring and action to his films that's different from what Brendan Fraser brought to the films. However, with the release of the trailer, it was clear that the entire film falls more in line with the horror and thriller genre than the action/adventure genre.

An even darker take on dark films

Since this is a reboot of the classic films, it follows a beginning plot line much like the original.

However, this is where the similarities end. Tom Cruise's character, Nick Morton, finds a coffin while exploring ruins. His curiosity gets the better of him, and he cuts the coffin down and transports it home for further study. On the way back with the coffin, the plane crashes and Cruise is among the dead. However, he comes back to life at the whim of the mummified queen, Ahmanet, who wants her revenge.

She will stop at nothing to control the world, and, as a powerful mummified demon, nothing can stop her. This is where the film becomes more terrifying than its predecessors, as Cruise tries to run from the wrath of the queen. The trailer makes it clear that the films are no longer just action/adventure films, as the film's director, Alex Kurtzman, pays homage to the original source material, but has also made sure to scare the audience.

Cruise is up to his old stunts

In this film, Tom Cruise is doing all of the extremely dangerous stunts as he has done in previous films such as "Mission Impossible." This will add a level of suspense to the films as the audience can feel the very real danger that not just the character is in, but that the actor put himself in.

There is certainly something to be said about a Hollywood A-lister like Tom Cruise performing his own stunts, which audiences will get to see on the big screen soon.

Hollywood certainly has a habit of rebooting and releasing remakes of just about everything, still, for any fans of the franchise, this may very well be worth checking out when it officially hits theaters on June 9th, 2017.