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The Mummy
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Starring: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Universal Pictures
Web Site: www.themummy.com
Kiddie Movie: If they can handle some gross-out stuff, it's not that bad.
Date Movie: She might hold your hand when she's scared.
Gratuitous Sex: Nope.
Gratuitous Violence: People die - it's about a cursed mummy.
Action: Some suspense-type scenes.
Laughs: Lots of chuckles if you're aren't busy looking for the excitement.
Memorable Scene: The effects are pretty cool.
Memorable Quote: None.
Directed By: Stephen Sommers
Produced By: James Jacks, Sean Daniel

The Mummy
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 2:04 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
Sometimes, I guess, I should really research a film before going to see it and not rely only on the trailer. But, like the average movie-goer, I see a trailer for a movie like "The Mummy," and I say to myself, "Self, that looks like a way-cool horror flick with some kick-ass effects." Then I go to the movie.

Now, don't get me wrong, "The Mummy" isn't a horrible film, or as horrible as I figured it would be from the blast of publicity it was receiving (always a bad sign in my eyes), it just wasn't what I figured it would be - a way-cool horror flick with some kick-ass effects. Nope, for the first hour of the film I kept waiting for the coolness, only to realize that I had to shift gears into a mode to how I could now enjoy the film - a kooky film about a bad-ass mummy.

No, this movie wasn't anything like an Indiana Jones adventure film with effects that would blow you away. Nope, "The Mummy" ended up being a chuckler, a movie where a dude getting his glasses stepped on is supposed to make you laugh, a movie where our hero, Brendan Fraser, overplays the romance, his heroics, and his acting, and a movie where the damsel in distress, Rachel Weisz, is just that, a damsel in distress waiting for her knight in shining armor to return, and hopefully not end up dying because her goofy brother can't just read from a book.

I guess I should just say that if you are expecting "The Mummy" to be anything like the trailer, well, forget it. It's not. Expect "The Mummy" to have slapstick humor revolving around the threat of the end of humanity because a crazed mummy has been brought back to life.

Had I known what really to expect from this movie I probably would have liked it more, but I spent the first hour waiting for the excitement instead of realizing I was supposed to be laughing at the jokes. I give "The Mummy" 1 star based on the trailer, and 3 stars based on it being a movie. I'll average them together, round up a little, and give "The Mummy" 2 stars out of 5.

That's it for this one, I'm The Dude on the Right!!! L8R!!

 

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