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About the Movie
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 rollercoaster movie ride!" (Seattle Post Intelligencer) 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. Supercharged with pulse-pounding action and spectacular special effects that'll blow you away, The Mummy Returns is "the best adventure movie of the year!" (MTV Radio)
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 140
- Fresh: 66
- Rotten: 74
- Average Rating: 5.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: May be the least original motion picture ever.
Rotten: A piss-poor mummy movie indeed that doesn't deliver a damn thing worth preserving.
Fresh: Overcomes the curse of sequelitis while raising the bar for a marvel-jammed summer at the movies.
Fresh: The Mummy Returns learns from the past to produce a film that is bigger, better and more tightly wound than the '99 original.
Definitely Fun... But Seriously Flawed...
I'm a fan of The Mummy franchise -- I will see the threequel -- and as such when this film was released I was very excited to see it. Now, that being said, it isn't without its flaws. 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 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. Overall, The Mummy Returns is a pretty fun film and though it's basically B-movie material, you shouldn't go in expecting too much. Worth a rent, maybe a buy.
One of my favorite movies
This movie I think is one of those good movies tha is fun to watch over and over. I like the fighting styles that are key parts to the intensety of this series of movies. The Rock plays a bad guy in this movie. It's a mix of action, comedy, and thriller that will get your heart pounding. If you don't see this movie, its your loss.
A great movie with lots of good action, many twists and turns in the plot line and a definatly must see. A good sequel.
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- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2001
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