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The Mummy Returns
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Starring: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, The Rock
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Universal Pictures
Web Site: www.themummy.com
Kiddie Movie: Not too young, they might get a little frightened.
Date Movie: It's got some lovey-dovey stuff.
Gratuitous Sex: Sexy outfits but they keep their clothes on.
Gratuitous Violence: Lots of violence but you don't really see the results.
Action: Lots of action.
Laughs: It's kooky like the first one.
Memorable Scene: The dumb-ass looking Scorpion King at the end.
Memorable Quote: None.
Directed By: Stephen Sommers
Produced By: James Jacks, Sean Daniel

The Mummy Returns
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 2:01 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
This time I knew what to expect. This time I knew "The Mummy Returns" would be a kooky movie with some cool effects. This time I enjoyed the movie a little bit more than its predecessor. The movie was "The Mummy Returns" and if you liked the first one, well, youíll probably like this reincarnation, but if you hated "The Mummy," well, stay away because itís the same characters and the same story with some little twists.

This time our heroes, Rick (Brendan Fraser) and Evelyn (Rachel Weisz) are married. Itís a few years later and theyíve got a kid, Alex (Freddie Boath), who wants to be an explorer like his parents. Evelyn is having visions of things she canít understand, like scenes from old Egypt, and Rick is trying to find the box of The Scorpion King (a mythical character who sold his soul to the Underworld God and will take over the world if let loose). But they are not alone in looking for The Scorpion King. The reincarnation of Imhotepís love, Arick-Su-Namun (Patricia Valesquez) is also in on the chase, working to bring her lover back to life, let him kill The Scorpion King, and with that he can rule the world. Iíll just leave the story at that because there are so many subplots and storylines that if I tried to work them all into this review, well, youíd have stopped reading by now.

Anyway, like I said before, "The Mummy Returns" is basically the same as "The Mummy" Ė lots of cool effects with a nice story mixed with kooky characters. I will, however, mention one plot point that just totally came off wrong. At the beginning of the movie we got introduced to "The Scorpion King", played by The Rock from the WWF. That was cool and all, and at the end of the movie it was up to Imhotep or Rick to defeat him. Thatís simple enough. But in one of the worst special effects moves they took The Rockís face and put it on a computer-generated, giant scorpion. It looked stupid and as I sat there, well, this action-filled movie just turned dumb. It didnít look believable and it just came off as stupid, as was evident by the chuckles from the majority of the crowd. I think the better move would have to let The Rock be The Rock, playing a bad-ass dude who could kick most peopleís asses because he is stronger, meaner, and smarter.

So, other than a really bad special effects move, "The Mummy Returns" is what you would expect. Take the movie for what it is and you will probably enjoy it Ė Look for something more and youíll be disappointed. Iím giving "The Mummy Returns" 3 Ĺ stars out of 5. They lost half a star with the giant scorpion Ė it just seemed stupid.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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