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New 'Mummy' trailer, dissected shot by shot

Tom Cruise is in trouble with an ancient Egyptian princess-turned-mummy. Time to obsess over the new trailer.

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A tomb with a view

Tom Cruise plays soldier Nick Morton, who gets into trouble when he finds an ancient tomb in the new trailer for "The Mummy." Warning: possible spoilers ahead!

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Danger is in the wind

Annabelle Wallis plays Jenny Halsey, an archeologist for the UN's Cultural Heritage division and Morton's potential love interest.

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Anubis at alert

Ancient Egyptian statues of Anubis guard these tombs. Anubis is associated with mummification.

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Move over Indiana Jones?

In "The Mummy," Cruise plays a soldier who accidentally stumbles over an ancient Egyptian tomb.

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A scary sarcophagus

Dangerous mummies get creepy coffins. "Flesh-eating stone" is the literal translation of the word sarcophagus, which seems rather appropriate here.

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Even princesses must fight

Ahmanet trains in various forms of combat.

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Ahmanet in happier times

Sofia Boutella plays Ahmanet -- the ancient Egyptian princess who becomes the Mummy.

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Pyramids in the distance

Ancient Egypt in all its glory, including multiple pyramids.

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Naked murderess?

Ahmanet disrobes, but all is not what it seems. Murder is on her mind.

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Final cut for the King

Selva Rasalingam plays King Menehptre -- Ahmanet's father -- who meets a violent end.

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Another side to Ahmanet

Ahmanet, impatient for the throne, finds a bloody shortcut.

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Mummy as punishment

The ancient Egyptians mummified their dead because they believed a physical body is important in the next life. Usually it's a sophisticated method, but in Ahmanet's case it's a form of corporal punishment.

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Silent scream from the sarcophagus

When transporting a mummy and her sarcophagus, it's probably a good idea to make sure it's not cursed first.

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Concerned Cruise

Tom Cruise's Nick Morton spends most of the trailer looking confused and scared.

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A furious flock

Birds attack the cargo plane transporting Ahmanet and her sarcophagus.

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Only one parachute

Annabelle Wallis who plays Jenny Halsey has the only remaining parachute, which means Tom Cruise's Nick Morton is in dire trouble.

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Mayday! Mayday!

When birds fly into a plane's turbine engines causing it to spin out of control and crash.

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Winging it

Things don't look good for Tom Cruise's Nick Morton -- who goes down with the burning plane.

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Dead man waking

Tom Cruise's Nick Morton is dead in the morgue, or is he? Apparently, supernatural forces want him alive, but for what purpose?

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Dr. Henry Jekyll, I presume?

Russell Crowe plays the notorious scientist Dr. Henry Jekyll, who is the head of a monster-hunting organization called the Prodigium. He promises to help Nick Morton track down and stop the Mummy.

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Are you my mummy?

When the Mummy comes crawling towards you, run!

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Nick getting into mischief...

A "mischief" is the word for a group of rats, which seems rather accurate in this scene where Nick approaches a mysterious gate.

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Rats! Why did it have to be rats?

If you fall down when a swarm of rats approaches, expect to be trampled by tiny little feet. Here Nick Morton finds out first hand what that feels like.

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Upside down mummy greeting

When Nick Morton's flat on his back surrounded by fleeing rats, this is what he sees when he looks up -- the Mummy.

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Ahmanet captured

Ahmanet is held captive, but her screams will unleash an unimaginable power.

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Ahmanet

Ahmanet regains her power and looks calm before wreaking havoc on the modern world.

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A storm is coming

"She will not stop until she makes our world her own," Russell Crowe's Dr. Jekyll says of Ahmanet.

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London fog or Ahmanet's power?

London is no match for an angry Mummy looking for revenge.

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Outracing a sandstorm

This isn't the first time Cruise has outrun a sandstorm. Anyone remember "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol?"

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Ahmanet makes her power known

Ahmanet has 2,000 years of catching up to do, so why not start with destroying London?

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Jeepers, creepers!

Ahmanet's eyes are both beautiful and terrifying. But what do double irises mean?

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Three's a crowd

Nick and Jenny aren't alone, and things are about to get a lot worse for the swimmers when Ahmanet is in the water with them.

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Underwater battle

More than one mummy is bad news, especially when they don't need to hold their breath underwater like the rest of us.

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A calmer Cruise

Nick looks a little too calm for a man who's come back from the dead to battle an all-powerful mummy.

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Need a hand?

When Nick and Jenny try to escape evil, it looks as though their undead enemies have other plans.

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Sergeant Vail is played by Jake Johnson who is best known for his role on the TV sitcom "New Girl."

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Behold Ahmanet in all her glory

Ahmanet looks downright serene when it comes to causing chaos.

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Kaboom!

Ahmanet begins destroying everything in her way -- which includes buildings full of innocent people.

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Spiders are watching

Even equipped with a gun doesn't mean another kind of enemy (the kind with multiple legs) isn't lurking from above.

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Ahmanet traps Nick

"She's got plans for you." But Nick might not figure out what those plans are until it's too late.

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Pinned down by Ahmanet

Nick might be in trouble, but that doesn't mean our hero won't break free from the evil in front of him.

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