The Mummy Returns
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||Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz,
John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, The Rock
||Not too young, they might get a
||It's got some lovey-dovey stuff.
||Sexy outfits but they keep their
||Lots of violence but you don't
really see the results.
||Lots of action.
||It's kooky like the first one.
||The dumb-ass looking Scorpion
King at the end.
||James Jacks, Sean Daniel
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
The Mummy Returns
A Movie Review
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
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
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!!!