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I’ve always thought there needs to be a new type of awards show, one that specializes not in movies that deal with personal wars or the human condition, but are just good, fun movies. Instead of being the Oscars. They would be "The Mummies. " Whenever I watch another movie that’s just trying to be an enjoyable romp for a couple of hours, I’ll rate it "X Mummies out of 10". Point is, I see The Mummy as the perfect popcorn flick. It knew exactly what it wanted to be, and it was that to the fullest. And it plays with its own tropes. The characters are practically aware of the cheesy sort of situation their in, and they own their roles. Brendan Fraser, who has just had the most rotten luck in the past decade or so, is at his best here. He plays a character who is simultaneously super-skilled and very vulnerable in a fight, intelligent but able to make the occasional dumb joke. In short, he’s the perfect lighthearted action hero. The story itself is very tightly told, and there’s relatively little wasted space. The CGI is clearly dated at this point, but it doesn’t stand out quite like the Rock’s face does in the sequel. But overall, the best part is that The Mummy is willing to have fun with itself. It’s a classic tale of derring-do that we just don’t see enough of these days. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, see it. And if you have seen it, see it again. It’s just a great way to spend a couple hours and come away smiling. Check it out!
Product Description From director Stephen Sommers (producer of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor) comes an epic filled with intense action, incredible excitement and stunning special effects. Inspired by the timeless 1932 Universal horror film, this breathtaking journey unearths a 3,000-year-old legacy of terror. Follow two explorers (Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz) as they search for long-lost treasure in the sun-baked Egyptian desert. The time has come to re-discover this extraordinary classic packed with unbelievable bonus features and a digitally restored picture. If you’re expecting bandaged-wrapped corpses and a lurching Boris Karloff-type villain, then you’ve come to the wrong movie. But if outrageous effects, a hunky hero, and some hearty laughs are what you’re looking for, the 1999 version of The Mummy is spectacularly good fun. Yes, the critics called it “hokey,” “cheesy,” and “pallid.” Well, the critics are unjust. Granted, the plot tends to stray, the acting is a bit of a stretch, and the characters occasionally slip into cliché, but who cares? When that action gets going, hold tight–those two hours just fly by. The premise of the movie isn’t that far off from the original. Egyptologist and general mess Evelyn (Rachel Weisz) discovers a map to the lost city of Hamunaptra, and so she hires rogue Rick O’Connell (Brendan Fraser) to lead her there. Once there, Evelyn accidentally unlocks the tomb of Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo), a man who had been buried alive a couple of millennia ago with flesh-eating bugs as punishment for sleeping with the pharaoh’s girlfriend. The ancient mummy is revived, and he is determined to bring his old love back to life, which of course means much mayhem (including the unleashing of the 10 plagues) and human sacrifice. Despite the rather gory premise, this movie is fairly tame in terms of violence; most of the magic and surprise come from the special effects, which are glorious to watch, although Imhotep, before being fully reconstituted, is, as one explorer puts it, rather “juicy.” Keep in mind this film is as much comedy as it is adventure–those looking for a straightforward horror pic will be disappointed. But for those who want good old-fashioned eye-candy kind of fun, The Mummy ranks as one of choicest flicks of 1999. –Jenny Brown
The Mummy (Widescreen Collector’s Edition) Review
Let me start by saying this movie looks better than most modern day films on blu-ray. Colours are beautiful and natural meanwhile the detail is immaculate with next no grain ever appearing(On a side note, the flickering that can cling to certain textures was very rare). Not to mention the flawless special effects done almost 20 years ago qre still holding up better than modern films barring very few. And they look gorgeous. When you first see Imhotep’s mummy form it is beyond jaw-dropping to the point where James Cameron and his Na’vi are hulk green with jealousy. Lastly the sound mix is an awesome DTS-HD track that even on my less than stellar soumd system makes my house shake without the sound 3itself even being slightly distorted. And lastly all the special features included are the same as the collector’s edition I’ve had since 1999-2000. They aren’t in HD but hey, it’s not really a big deal. All this wrapped up in a nice sexy steelbook. -Read Reviews-
I’d have to agree with most of the other reviews on the quality of this movie. I looked forward to seeing the third installment of “The Mummy” with anticipation, but was disappointed to the extent of taking a one day hiatus halfway through the film – it was that bad. The first two installments captivated me with a sense of adventure and were entertaining. This one just plain falls flat. While the introduction to the film was good enough, the rest lacked much of any kind of story which leaves the audience wondering what is happening and why. First thing you’ll notice is that Evie O’Connell is played by a different actress. The magic between Brendan Frazer and Rachel Weisz is missing to the point that (even though you know Maria Bello is supposed to be Evie) one asks, “Who is this woman”?Alex O’Connell is now a young adult and an adventurer in his own right. But where the second Mummy film showed us a tight knit family who would do anything for each other, Alex is now a rebel, Rick is a father who nags his son. Remember the lines from Mummy 2?Rick: “It isn’t easy being a dad!”Alex: “No, but you do it real good. “What happened to that relationship and support? This movie portrays a family who doesn’t really seem to care a lot for each other and is in severe need of reconciliation. Really bad scripting. Drags the film into the “B” category for this tired old saw. There is action here . … a LOT of action. But it doesn’t hang together like the earlier releases. It just seems as if the writers looked for every reason to have lots of things going on to make up for a dramatic lack of story line. Even Brendan Frazer seems tired with the role. His earlier spark as the pluck adventurer is gone and it seems as if he’s saying mentally, “here we go again. Kill the bad guy, save the world. “The CGI and effects in the movie are nice and you won’t be disappointed here. However, it takes more than just a bunch of special effects to make a good story. Sorry guys; for as much as I liked the first two Mummy films and enjoyed Brendan Frazer in them, I have to give this movie a `thumbs down’. They should change the title to: “Mummy 3: An Atrocious Continuance”. Two stars . .. and I’m being generous. Recommended as a one time rental only. ~P~
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