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
The "airport" where Izzy Buttons moors his dirigible was intended to be the abandoned Royal Air Force airfield that saw Winston Havelock from the first film fly his biplane to fight the mummy. See more »
When Rick is fighting the mummies on the double decker bus, sometimes there is a leather strap on his wrist, but in other shots, there isn't one. See more »
[trying to start the car]
Come on, come on!
[Johnathan turns the key and breaks it off]
You broke it, you broke it, you broke it!
Be quiet Alex! If there's going to be any hysterics, they'll come from me!
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There are no opening credits at all, save the Universal logo, so the title of the film, "The Mummy Returns" does not appear until well into the end credits. See more »
Enjoyable thanks to the humor and the many special effects.
Most people compare this sequel to the first movie 'The Mummy', which is a good thing of course, but I haven't seen the first one, so no comparisons from me.
So what can I tell you? Well, the movie isn't as bad as I expected. It's all to clear that the director's first thought wasn't about the script but about the many special effects, but i still quite liked the movie. What made this movie work for me was the humor. Normally this kind of movies takes itself much too serious, there is no place for any joke or funny situation at all. In The Mummy Returns this is different.
Thanks to the humor, this movie was very enjoyable, but it is of course the many special effects that make this movie what it is. Don't expect anything real: a mummy coming to life, sucking the life out of people, armies of mythological creatures... will of course never exist in reality, but it certainly was nice to see.
I guess it is best to qualify this movie as some excellent way to pass some boring hours on a cold and rainy afternoon. It's certainly not an intellectual movie, but I didn't mind about that when watching it. I give it a 6,5/10.
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