Mummy Returns [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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I'm not saying this movie is bad, but I also don't really understand so many great reviews. There are a few plotholes, a few coincidences, as in people not dying or dying because something random happens to save or kill them, and then you have the usual minions who are in this literally only to die, also some of the most stupid dialogue I've ever heard in a movie (our soles will mate forever.........are you kidding me?) It's not so much romantic as plain stupid.
If your following the movie closely, it should mostly make sense, or you'll have watched a movie which, as fun as it can be, is quite frankly silly and plain ridiculous as the writers and director do what they can to stretch out a plot from the original which for this 1, is a bit overblown. The jist of the movie is getting to a location in time to save a child and saving the world from a villain or 2 who want loads of people dead and to rule the world by controlling an evil army cliché.
Imotep or however you spell his name is back, but not as scary and the effects are fairly strong in some places and fall totally flat in others. But this was released in 2001 so hey. However, this is still better than the 3rd 1 which won't be mentioned.
On a side note, the O"connell's son is a really big pain in the butt, his character doesn't improve much in part 3 either even though he's older. There is a warrior guy who seems obsessed with killing the O"connell's boy in this 1, he never gets to but I guess it's the thought that counts because I don't condone child murder in movies.Read more ›
The special effects are amazing and there are too many stand out moments to pick a favourite but the pygmy mummies are definitely a highlight. It was great to see the bulk of the main cast back because the main reason I love these films is because of the wonderful characters. I hope Brendan Fraser and the stunning Rachel Weisz get the attention they deserve now.
If you like action adventure with a sense of humour then you'll love this. It reminded me of Indiana Jones films and that can't be a bad thing!
... the effects really are very diverse in this movie (in many different meanings of the word!) There are thousands of different effects shots to get your teeth into, from an enormous army of Magi, to an even enormous-er army of Anubis warriors, and a horde of pygmy mummies. All of these are incredibly impressive. HOWEVER (and Rock fans, I'm sorry) thr much-touted Scorpion King is, frankly, piss-poor. Thank-god it's only on-screen for about five minutes before going back to it's under-developed effects bin.
But to balance out the effects - and I know this goes against what I said about it being a bit thin on the ground plot wise - you DO have a bit more character developement. Do remember, I only said a BIT. On the one hand, you have Imhotep and Anksunamun's love affair (Patricia Velasquez, you are a FOX!!!); and on the other, you have Rick's fatherly attitude towards Alex (his chase through the forest to keep ahead of the sun-rise genuinely put me on the edge of my seat). OK< so the Evey-Anksunamun backstory was of the UBER-CHEESE, bit it was still really enjoyable on a hokey level.Read more ›
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This second in the Mummy series maintains the tension and humour. Different to the first, as it should be. but just as good. Again we hope there will be more.Published 3 months ago by Ron Lebar