After seeing "The Mummy" in the theaters for the first time two years ago, I knew I would be hooked. I've watched it about twenty times since then, and as many people know, this movie does not get boring or less funny after watching it numerous times, in fact, I think it gets more and more thrilling each time. I began hoping for a sequel to be released, and when I heard that one was in the making, I was relieved that they weren't going to end this great storyline with just one film. When "The Mummy Returns" was finally released in theaters, it didn't recieve <more>
very many good reviews right away. I was dissapointed because I didn't understand how Stephen Sommers could direct such a great movie classic and then totally botch a promising sequel. I let the reviews get to me and I didn't see the movie while in the theaters. I waited until this past weekend to watch TMR on pay-per-view not expecting much due to the bad reviews, but I soon found out that, boy, were some of those critics wrong.Right from the opening scene I knew I wasn't going to be disappointed. The action, special effects, acting, comedy, and romance were all better than it's prequel in my opinion. The plot was a little confusing, and the Scorpion King graphic at the end looked like the same one used in the video game, but all in all it was an extremely fun and enjoyable movie. I actually found myself watching it three times in a row. I probably could have watched it 24 hours straight, but I didn't want to ruin it right away.The SFX in TMR were outstanding. The pymies were so amazing, and the Anubis warriors were excellent as well. But, on to the greater aspects of the film. I thought that Jonathan, played by John Hannah, is one of the funniest characters ever, his one-liners are terrific, I was laughing out loud during his lines. Arnold Vosloo is great as the title character, but could have been more like the original, he was not as powerful in this film but was good anyway. Many people disliked Alex O'Connell, played by newcomer Freddie Boath, but I found him to be quite funny and likable. He had many great lines and was sarcastic when the film needed it. He is a cute kid and l hope he will have a good acting career. Oded Fehr is wonderful as Ardeth Bay. He keeps the heroes grounded.Meela/Anck-su-namun, played by Patricia Velasquez has some good scenes, but I found her to be not as great as the rest of the cast. I wasn't really looking forward to seeing The Rock as the Scorpion King in this film, but he wasn't as bad as I thought, even though he was only it for about three minutes, I would have labled him as an extra. It was all hype for him. My favorite part of "The Mummy Returns" was the great chemistry between Brendan Fraser Rick and Rachel Weisz Evie . They looked like an actual couple in this film, unlike other recent movies. This was why I liked this one better than the prequel. A little bit of romance was what was missing from the first 2/3 of "The Mummy", and I am so glad it was included much more in this film. Brendan Fraser is very easy on the eyes and he looks like a down-to-earth guy, not like a stereotypical moviestar. I think this is why the two seem so believeable in TMR, they are just two normal people who are still very beautiful people. I am glad they made Evie more attractive in TMR, she deserves to show off her pretty eyes. Rick is great because he is still the same sarcastic, wise-guy, handsome hero, who has all the females in the theater including myself drooling and sighing, that he was in the first mummy movie.I hope that they will make another sequel with Fraser, Weisz, Hannah, Vosloo, Fehr, and Boath all included. They can't take out any of these characters without the movie being butchered. I probably won't see "The Scorpion King" since Brendan and Rachel, my favorite characters, won't be in it. I know there are many others just like me who love the romance in this film. I highly recommend this film to anyone who likes action, SFX, comedy, romance, and good clean fun. I would give this movie a 9.9 out of 10 points with the 0.1 being subtracted because it wasn't long enough to really explain the plot in more depth. When it ended, I wished it wasn't over. This goes in my top 5 movies of all time.
I liked the original, but I love this! A rollercoaster ride from start to finish, and a brilliant cameo performance by the most electrifying man in sporting entertainment, the brahma bull, the great one, the people's champion and my favorite sporting entertainer; THE ROCK! Stunts galore, thrills, spills, action, adventure, deception, romance, and the list goes on. To all of those who mock this film for being pointless or anything else, SHUT THE F#CK UP BECAUSE IT'S THE BEST AND PROBABLY THE ONLY POPCORN MOVIE AROUND THAT DESERVES TO BE IN THE TOP 250! OK, so I may be going overboard <more>
there a little bit, but it's way better than any of Adam Sandler's sh!t! That'll be all about my favorite film, which deserves a supersonic 10!
I remember the day when i saw The Mummy 1999 and thought to myself, "this is a damn good movie! I'd love to see the sequel!" And, sure enough, the sequel was released just two days later. The opening of the film had already utilized many special effects including the Tower at Thebes and the two armies fighting till the death. Also, The Rock even though his only line was in Ancient Egyptian was still pretty solid. After an intense war scene, we finally arrive on the O'connells. Rick Brendan Fraser is now a family man. his son, Alex, shows as much strength and warmth <more>
that both Evy and Rick have. Throughout the film, the relationship within the family grew and amassed to that of an odd family. The film doesn't slow down yet, we are then treated to beautiful sets that have you believe they actually were in Egypt all those years ago. Also, Alan Silvestri has a truly magnificent score that is used to its fullest potential. The film takes us to Hamunaptra, where Imhotep is found inside of some cocoon like object. later, we are at the museum in a truly memorable fight sequence. There are also some nice scenes to look at, interesting dialogue. And, some AMAZING special effects.Overall Consensus: The Mummy Returns is, without a doubt, the best Sequel ever made. It's fun, engaging, Beautifully shot/acted and will make the audience feel as if sand is between their toes, wanting to see more of the action.
One of the few times I enjoyed the sequel just as much as the original. (by ACMcC24)
If there is one thing that a sequel is always able to promise in Hollywood at least , is more action and a more complex plot. I won't go into what it's about since if you're reading the comments then you must already have some idea as to the plot. To sum up the point of the story, there isn't really one. This movie was meant to reunite an excellent cast and to have fun. You can tell this from many of the parallels between the original and the 2nd. So, if you go into this movie with about the same amount of seriousness as the first, then you will have fun. As for the SFX, it <more>
is also about the same. Not meant to be completely realistic bordering on comic book style. The majority of it fit the style of the movie perfectly which is good, since if the SFX were any more realistic, then it would force you to look at the movie more seriously than you should. The exception to this was that the Scorpion King was a little less impressive than what he could have or should have been.In terms of fun, it deserves a 9. In terms of SFX, it deserves a 7.5. So I gave it an 8, though I may change and give it a 9.
A great underrated sequel in the Mummy action genre franchise! (by ivo-cobra8)
Disclaimer: If you are a viewer that mainly prefers art-house-type movies, then you might as well ignore this review. In addition, if you're not able to take a few action fantasy sequels, ignore this review, as well. We'll both be better off.The Mummy Returns 2001 was my second movie during summer 2001 in the mummy series franchise that I went to see it in the movie theater that year. This time I went alone during the summer watching this movie. This flick become one of my favorite action adventure movies. It is my favorite Mummy flick and I don't care what anyone says I love <more>
it! I bought VHS tape in 2003, unfortunately I don't have that tape anymore, but I got it on Blu-ray disc and I love it so much. The year's biggest action-adventure is coming home with a vengeance! Brendan Fraser and an all-star cast reunite with Stephen Sommers for explosive, non-stop thrills in "the ultimate roller-coaster movie ride!" Brendan Fraser ,Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Patricia Velasquez and Oded Fehr returns from the first movie and reunite for the second time of the Mummy franchise with some new additions on the cast Freddie Boath and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. It's as good as the first film in the aspect of special effects, but it is just as entertaining and comical as the first film. I love the first film and I love this film, the story is brilliant and the actors give brilliant performances. But like I said some of the special effects are terrible like the first appearance of the animated Scorpion King, he just looks really bad. Apart from that The Mummy Returns is an hilarious and highly entertaining film. A must for fans of the franchise! A lot of the critics were unkind to this movie but they were missing the point: it's just fun all the way. They only dropped the ball on the CG scorpion king in my opinion. Brilliant movies. I felt my soul freaking escape when I heard Arnold speak Imhotep was my favorite character and still is! What I love about this movie: The Mummy and The Mummy Returns reminds me on The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Both of the movie did had returning cast and they ere both much different dark tone, characters. I think The Mummy Returns copied or borrowed scenes from Terminator 2: Judgment Day. This film is set 10 years after the vents on the first movie an ancient legacy of terror is unleashed when the accursed mummy, Imhotep Arnold Vosloo , is resurrected - along with a force even more powerful: The Scorpion King The Rock . Now, as the fate of all mankind hangs in the balance, Rick O'Connell Fraser and his wife Evie Rachel Weisz embark on a daring, desperate race to save their son - and the world - from unspeakable evil. I have enjoyed this movie in every way and I love that movie isn't boring but has action and it is set in different locations beside the Egypt. It has action, humor and great performances by the actors in it. In my opinion I think The Mummy is superior and much better than this movie, but this sequel isn't bad either and it is a good summer blockbuster movie. I always enjoy even today when every time I see it. The acting is pretty good, though sometimes things become a little hammy. The writing and directing are also well done, this is like the mini-version of what Indiana Jones could be -- though that may be too big a compliment. The flaws and the problems I have with the film are: the CGI were messed up this time around; it did not meet up with those from the first film! Some characters were in a dark tone this time. The character Evie Carnahan Rachel Weisz was really in a dark tone and way, way too hot I really did not like that in the movie. Not that I did not like it, in the movie the past life of Evelyn really confused me, when she was Princess Nefertiri a princess warrior when Imhotep and Anck-Su-Namun Patricia Velásquez killed her father the emperor. Suddenly Evie was a bad ass! Just like Sarah Connor Linda Hamilton from The Terminator from a shy girl to a bad ass in sequel. That is why I am saying this movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The special-effects are TERRIBLE! The Scorpion King looks so fake! The army of Anubis looks fake! Everything that had to be inserted digitally comes out terrible. That is the main problems in the film that I had. The last ting I wanna say: when the full force of Anubis' army is bearing down and outnumbered, the Medjai prepare to make their last stand everyone in the theater was cheering up with them when Ardeth Bay screams his line: 'Till Death! Everyone was cheering up for them. As everything was said, I love this movie and everyone did a great job and I love this movie to death! I gave a 9/10 if they wouldn't be any flaws in it or weren't things that bothered me in it. The Mummy Returns is a 2001 American action adventure film written and directed by Stephen Sommers, starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Oded Fehr, Patricia Velásquez, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The film is a sequel to the 1999 film The Mummy.9/10 Grade: A- Studio: Universal Pictures, Alphaville Films Starring: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Oded Fehr, Patricia Velásquez, The Rock Director: Stephen Sommers Screenplay: Stephen Sommers Producers: Sean Daniel, James Jacks Rated: PG-13 Running Time: 2 Hrs. 10 Mins. Budget: $98.000.000 Box Office: $433,013,274
This was a great movie that I think is better than the first but then again, you can't beat the original right? I loved The Mummy but what I love even more is how the characters develop 10 years later. There is a lot of VFX but if you listen to the commentary you will find some reasons as to why some of the places were created in VFX mostly because in the back of most of these cities are skyscrapers .Again, Imhotep is brought back as the main villain but the Scorpion King is also brought into the plot which makes it a little more interesting by putting more depth into the story and <more>
having Imhotep fear him. Our good guys, the O'Connells are also mixed in a little more by making this story personal with the kidnapping of their son, Alex.Imhotep is still pretty much the same character as was before but now Anack-Su-Namun is in this movie a lot more which makes him be kind of protective of her. Anack-Su-Namun is now obviously more than a CG animation undead mummy, she is now reincarnated but only in body as Meela. Imhotep soon brings her soul back from the underworld though. Evy has also had more depth because we learn that she and Rick are more connected to the story than we thought. Evy is a reincarnated princess and Rick is apparently a Madjai. Evy has also changed from being the librarian for the Cario Museum to an archaeologist who in Racel Weisz's words "hooked on adrenaline". Johnathon is well, still the same old Johnathon.The acting and portrayal of all of the characters was done very well. Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz both did a fantastic job portraying their characters. You could see that together they had great chemistry and also they did well in developing but somehow keeping the same characters that we know. Rachel had to change Evy into more of an included person in the action sequences and show how much 10 years changed Evelyn. Brendan had to basically keep his same character from before and also develop him just a little like make him more into the dad type character, which he did very well with. Overall I think The Mummy Returns is a great movie to watch over and over with friends, family or whomever else you choose.
This movie is pretty good, it delivers pretty much the same thing we got in the Firs movie. Some characters are more developed and some others more expanded, all the same, some others are reduced and we are introduced to new characters. The plot is good, not as good as the first movie, but still does a good job keeping you interested and entertained the whole time. The sequel takes place 10 years later, when Rick O'Conell Brendan Fraser and Evelyn Carnahan Rachel Weisz are now married, and have a son, Alex Freddie Boath . Alex has been kidnaped by the bad guys, including the <more>
infamous Imhotep Arnold Vosloo and his eternal love reincarnated Patricia Velazques . Now it's just a matter of time for them to find Alex before it's too late for everybody...The performances are pretty good, almost all of them. Brendan Fraser does a good job once again as the handsome Rick, he is strong, funny, charismatic, what else can you ask? Rachel Weisz role has been developed a lot more, she is no longer the clumsy egyptologist wanna-be, now she runs the British museum and is a mom; and she does a great job with that. John Hannah is also back as the useless Jonathan, this time not as funny as he used to be. Oded Fehr character has been expanded a lot, we get to see him a lot more in this movie. He did a good job as Ardeth. One more time, the winner of this movie is Arnold Vosloo as the villain; his performance was excellent! He manages to express all the emotions without opening his mouth! This guy has great acting skills, too bad not many movie producers/directors have noticed it. The Rock does his movie debut with this movie, he is the Scorpion King, the whole movie turns around him, even though he was in the movie for the first 5 minutes of it. Still he did a good job for his first time. Patricia Velazques was the only one who did a BAAAAD job. Her acting is awful! She is pretty and everything, but she really needs some acting classes.The music once again is one of the key parts of this movie, it is really good, even though Jerry Goldsmith wasn't in charge of it. The direction is good too, just like in the first movie, and we get to see a lot more of special effects.This movie is good, i really enjoyed it, I liked the first one better though, but that's just me. You might like this one better, so YOU MUST SEE THIS ONE! **** out of *****
An entertaining and satisfying sequel! (by davispittman)
The Mummy Returns, which was released in 2001, is a sequel to the 1999 hit, The Mummy. This movie is a very worthy and fun to watch sequel. The actors all hold their own in throughout the film and do a wonderful job at portraying their roles. Brendan Frasier does a great job in the action sequences along side Rachel Weisz. The new characters are very well put together as well. I really enjoyed the villains in this movie, especially the scorpion King, played by the very well cast Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. He truly is perfect for the role of the scorpion King, tough, muscular, good <more>
looking, and able to do the hardcore action adventure scenes true justice. On to The special effects. The special effects are very well done in this flick, very cool and realistic looking, well for the most part that is, there is one scene at the end where the special effects are actually pretty bad looking. The end part where the scorpion King is resurrected, the cgi in that scene is very poor, but that's the only bad part with the special effects, the rest are great! This movies plot summary was also very pleasing and satisfying, the plot was original and creative. 8/10 for the mummy returns.
IMO, The Mummy Returns is just as good as the first film The Mummy . The Mummy Returns has just as much action, adventure, comedy and thrills as the first in the series. The costuming and settings are beautiful -the script/story is good too.I realize that there are people who feel the plot is a bit weak in The Mummy Returns in comparison to the first film but judge that for yourself - I found I enjoyed this movie just as much as the first one.I say make this movie a double feature: The Mummy then follow it up with The Mummy Returns.8.5/10