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The Mummy Returns (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  4 May 2001 (USA)
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The mummified body of Imhotep is shipped to a museum in London, where he once again wakes and begins his campaign of rage and terror.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Evelyn / Nefertiri
Meela / Anck-Su-Namun
The Scorpion King (as The Rock)
Bruce Byron ...
Tom Fisher ...


Many years ago, in Ancient Egypt, the Scorpion King led a menacing army, but when he sold his soul to Anubis, he was erased from history. Now he is only a myth...or is he? Rick and Evelyn O'Connell are still discovering new artifacts, along with their 8 year old son Alex. They discover the Bracelet of Anubis. But someone else is after the bracelet. High Priest Imhotep has been brought back from the dead once again and wants the bracelet, to control the Scorpion King's army. That's not the only problem. Imhotep now has Alex and with the bracelet attached to him, doesn't have long to live. Written by Film_Fan

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for adventure action and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 May 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Mummy 2  »

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Box Office


$98,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$68,139,035 (USA) (4 May 2001)


$202,007,640 (USA) (28 September 2001)

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Did You Know?


A full 49 minutes pass before Arnold Vosloo makes a visual appearance in the movie. Technically, he also provides the movements of his character Imhotep prior to that, but as a computer-generated special effect was superimposed over his performance, he is not truly on-screen. See more »


As they jump through the window, Jonathan is wet, having just climbed out of the bath tub. When he and Rick are outside and try to follow their opponents, Jonathan is dry again. See more »


Anck Su Namun: [Evie's flashback; Princess Nefertiri falls during her duel with Anck Su Namun and lifts her mask]
[lifts her own mask]
Anck Su Namun: Put your mask on! Let's not scar that pretty face.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits feature objects in the background such as embalming cloth and walls with hieroglyphics. Some of the backgrounds relate to the character. When Arnold Vosloo's and Patricia Velasquez's credits appear, a mummy is seen in the background. When The Rock's credit appears, a scorpion crawls in the background. When John Hannah's credits appear, gold statues can be seen in the background (for his obsession of all things gold). See more »


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User Reviews

Pretty good for a sequel.
7 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

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 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 *****

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