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  The Mummy Returns - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mummy Returns is a 2001 movie starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, and is directed by Stephen Sommers.
The Mummy Returns also had a 2002 spin-off The Scorpion King, which is set 5000 years prior and focuses on The Scorpion King, who is introduced in Mummy Returns.
As the title suggests, the mummy Imhotep has returned with the help of his reincarnated lover Meela Nais (Patricia Velásquez) and the O'Connells (played by Fraser and Weisz), as well as their son Alex.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Mummy_Returns   (1211 words)

 Filmboy: The Mummy Returns (2001)
This year’s harbinger of the season is "The Mummy Returns." This flick has everything a summer movie should — big special effects, lots of action, a fantastic storyline — but for some reason, it still left me a little cold.
This film is, of course, the sequel to "The Mummy," the smash hit of Summer ’99 that re-invented the mummy movie for a new generation.
Gone is the sly humor and moody atmosphere of "The Mummy." The movie’s few attempts at humor are forced and the chills are few and far between.
www.stomptokyo.com /filmboy/movies/m/mummy-returns.html   (664 words)

 The Mummy Returns: Collector's Edition DVD review on AudioRevolution.com
Nearly all of the team on both sides of the camera from the first "Mummy" are back, crucially writer/director Stephen Sommers and star Brendan Fraser, which gives the new film the benefit of continuity without succumbing to repetition.
Although "Returns" is scrupulous about adhering to plot points set forth in the earlier film, new viewers won’t be confused by the story, while those already in the know won’t be bored.
"Returns" begins with a battle in Chapter 1, complete with impressively distinct and discrete sword hits in each of the speakers and great roaring sands as the Scorpion King (wrestler the Rock), transformed from a mortal monarch into a monstrous warrior, leads an army of dog-headed Anubis soldiers before being consigned to the underworld.
www.avrev.com /dvd/revs/mummyreturns.shtml   (1077 words)

 DVD Verdict Review - The Mummy Returns
In the spring of 1999 The Mummy was released and unleashed hordes of decomposing corpses, flesh-eating scarabs, and Biblical plagues onto an audience in the glory of digital special effects.
In The Mummy Returns Rick is, unbeknownst to him, one of the Majeri, a group of warriors born to protect mankind from evil.
Evie is the reincarnation of Neferteri, daughter of the Pharaoh murdered by Imhotep in The Mummy.
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/themummyreturns.php   (2685 words)

 The Mummy Returns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
When these two forces clash, the fate of the world will hang in the balance, sending the O'Connells on a desperate race to save the world from unspeakable evil and rescue their son before it is too late.
The press and media made the original Mummy out to be this great horror movie, and it ened up being a joke to both horror,action, and the comedy genres.
The Mummy Returns drops the entire horror motif, and runs with what the first one should have...adventure.
www.gyeah.com /ezine/reviews/movies/mummy_returns.html   (680 words)

 Newsguy - Feature Writers - Sci Fi Capsule - The Mummy Returns
The Mummy Returns is the latest in the series of motion picture adventures which began with the 1999 worldwide smash, The Mummy.
The Mummy Returns is set in 1935, 10 years after the events of the first film.
The Mummy was the top-selling live home video action title of 1999, debuting at the top of the Billboard sales charts, where it held the number one spot for three consecutive weeks.
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 Mummy Returns, The (2001): Reviews
Although the sequel retains its predecessor's breezy retro spirit, The Mummy Returns is a mite darker and scarier and the effects a little spiffier.
The mistake of The Mummy Returns is to abandon the characters, and to use the plot only as a clothesline for special effects and action sequences.
The noisome action sequences of The Mummy Returns are preferable to the quiet times, when the cast is limited to spouting dialogue that is a banal combination of exposition and homily.
www.metacritic.com /video/titles/mummyreturns   (887 words)

 TheMovieBoy Review: The Mummy Returns (2001)
In true sequel fashion, "The Mummy Returns," the first big-budget follow-up to 1999's box office smash, "The Mummy," is notably bigger and more extravagant.
The inevitably convoluted plot of "The Mummy Returns," written and directed by Stephen Sommers, is a passable one, but also offers up one gaping suspension of disbelief after another.
The major beef I have with "The Mummy Returns" is the same one I had with the original.
www.themovieboy.com /reviews/m/01_mummyreturns.htm   (805 words)

If you're at all familiar with the legend of The Mummy, you already know its producers phoned writer/director Stephen Sommers the morning after the film opened to boffo business and told him to start preparing a sequel.
Returns is set almost a decade after the first film concluded, so here's a little update on your favorite characters.
Returns kicks off with a scene set in 3067 BC, where we learn the confusing story of the Scorpion King (Johnson) and his band of deadly Anubis warriors.
www.sick-boy.com /mummy2.htm   (738 words)

 The Mummy Returns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Mummy was such a guilty pleasure because it had a certain level of fun in it missing from other movies.
The Mummy Returns is such a guilty pleasure is because everybody recognized what made the first one work, and slapped all the same elements back into this one.
So while The Mummy Returns may not be a good movie, it is a fun movie to watch.
www.haro-online.com /movies/mummy_returns.html   (566 words)

 THE MUMMY RETURNS. Hollywood Jesus Visual Reviews
Meanwhile The Mummy is having a relationship with Meela, a harlot and old flame portrayed magnificently by Patricia Velasquez.
The willingness to risk for the sake of the one that is loved (parent for child, wife for husband) was demonstrated among a number of scenes.
The Mummy Returns is a continuation of the first movie the Mummy.
www.hollywoodjesus.com /mummy_returns.htm   (3018 words)

 The Mummy Returns: Special Edition (2001)
Returns didn’t obliterate Mummy to that degree, but its $201 million still marked a nice increase over the first film’s $155 million.
While Mummy got a decent advertising push, it didn’t compare to the blitz that accompanied the sequel; the success of Mummy caught the studio a little by surprise, but that wouldn’t occur for the new flick.
Returns continues along those lines; it really is a “more of the same” movie, but it succeeds pretty well nonetheless.
www.dvdmg.com /mummyreturns.shtml   (4212 words)

 The Mummy Returns by Alan Silvestri
Functioning similarly to the concluding track of The Mummy release, the main and secondary themes are presented in concise and most memorable fashions.
The net result wouldn't be necessarily be deemed an "emotionally balanced score" but nevertheless one that is a ton of fun with an adequate amount of music that allows one to take a breath or two.
Even though The Mummy Returns shares many of the same musical elements with The Mummy it actually bares little resemblance to the first film's score.
www.tracksounds.com /reviews/mummyreturns.htm   (864 words)

The Mummy Returns, then, is not a total wash on DVD, although I can't in good faith recommend a purchase for the mix alone.
If The Mummy: Ultimate Edition was a glorified advertisement for The Mummy Returns, then the raison d'être of this Collector's Mummy Returns is to promote the upcoming The Scorpion King.
Before The Mummy Returns begins proper, the disc defaults to a trailer for the spring 2002 theatrical release introduced by The Rock himself.
filmfreakcentral.net /dvdreviews/mummyreturns.htm   (913 words)

 BBC - Films - review - The Mummy Returns
Arnold Vosloo is the eponymous returning mummy, leaving the grave to pursue his quest for immortality and create big scares.
Still, all cast members are good at being light, including John Hannah (once again playing the likeable dope, this time at the wheel of a careering Routemaster bus) and the picture is certainly high on energy and fun.
"The Mummy Returns" is due for theatrical release on 18th May 2001.
www.bbc.co.uk /films/2001/05/09/the_mummy_returns_2001_review.shtml   (343 words)

 Amazon.com: The Mummy Returns (Widescreen Collector's Edition): DVD: Donna Air,Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje,Alun ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It may not seem logical but it's true, and "The Mummy Returns" is Exibit A. I recently considered the possibility that my first impression may have been in error so I decided to re-watch it after over five years.
In the end there are not enough bright spots for me to recommend "The Mummy Returns." If you were a fan of the original you may want to give this a look, but this fan was disappointed.
When I first saw The Mummy Returns in 2001 (shortly after I had watched The Mummy on tape) I thought it was the coolest movie ever and I would re-create the battle scenes in my living room and I wanted to see it fifty times....yeah, I was small.
www.amazon.com /Mummy-Returns-Widescreen-Collectors/dp/B00003CXTA   (2602 words)

 USATODAY.com - 'The Mummy' returns to great effect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Evoking Harryhausen's sword-wielding skeletons are lethal legions of canine soldiers and pesky hordes of pygmy mummies.
Weisz is now a mummy of the maternal kind, and her 8-year-old son (Freddie Boath, full of smarty-pants mischief) likes to mess with dangerous artifacts when his folks are busy smooching.
Though overlong and (inevitably) overdone, The Mummy Returns overcomes the curse of sequelitis while raising the bar for a marvel-jammed summer at the movies.
www.usatoday.com /life/enter/movies/2001-05-04-mummy-review.htm   (494 words)

 Filmtracks: The Mummy Returns (Alan Silvestri)
The Mummy Returns: (Alan Silvestri) With his last two scores representing minimalism (Cast Away) and parody (The Mexican) at their best, Alan Silvestri pours on the orchestral might for the non-stop action thriller The Mummy Returns.
Goldsmith's score for the original film was highlighted by a handful of momentous bursts of thematic material; however the vast majority of music from The Mummy blended together in the kind of fashion that Goldsmith has tended to embrace in recent years.
If an adventure film calls for a score of enormous presence in the film (if not for the mere fact that it has to compete with the sound effects), there is no better method than hiring a larger-than-normal brass ensemble to blast the score into existence.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/mummy_returns.html   (1282 words)

 Top Box Office Movies - The Mummy Returns
The cast from the original also returns including Arnold Vosloo as The Mummy, Oded Fehr as the Arab Warrior Priest and John Hannah as Jonathon; the film's useless comic relief.
Here it is obvious they insert his character merely as the comic relief to possibly alleviate any uneasiness incurred by any audience members due to the film's excessive adventure - after all, it is a family film.
One such example is a masterful sequence in which the film sets itself in London atop a moving double-decker bus where the mummies who now seem to have enormous velocity and strength attack the O'Connell's and their entourage in what proves to be the film's most memorable sequence.
www.theworldjournal.com /special/movies/2001/mummyreturns.htm   (929 words)

 Amazon.ca: Mummy Collection: The Mummy (Widescreen Collector's Edition)/The Mummy Returns (Widescreen Collector's ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Just like its predecessor, The Mummy Returns is a saturday matinee style adventure movie where the fate of the main characters, and often the world, hang in the balance again and again.
Additionally, in the pre-Lord of the Rings era of early 2001, The Mummy Returns featured two of the biggest and most impressive battles scenes on screen, reminiscent of Spartacus and Braveheart in their scope.
Like its predecessor, The Mummy Returns is a case study in great matinee adventure, adding a modern twist to the genre.
amazon.ca /Mummy-Collection-Widescreen-Collectors-Returns/dp/B00005Y6ZS   (2519 words)

 The Flick Filosopher | The Mummy Returns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Is The Mummy Returns bigger, faster, and louder than 1999's The Mummy?
This is a gorgeous film, in that painterly CGI way -- from the banks of the Nile of ancient Egypt awash in moonlight to modern, crumbling ruins bathed in the golden glow of torchlight, returning director Stephen Sommers (who also wrote the screenplay) knows how to make his movies look fabulous.
But The Mummy Returns does suffer from a bit of sequelitis.
www.flickfilosopher.com /flickfilos/archive/012q/mummyreturns.shtml   (622 words)

 The Mummy Returns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Sommers allows both The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, at their best, to be nothing more than they need be, Saturday afternoon adventures grinning madly as they make a frenzied dash into the past.
Dopey as it is, this Mummy returns with plenty of appealing elements and that is what matters.
The Mummy Returns learns from the past to produce a film that is bigger, better and more tightly wound than the '99 original.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/mummy_returns   (917 words)

 The Mummy Returns News
The Verdict The Mummy Returns and everyone involved is not guilty and free to go.
Action man Brendan Fraser is returning to 'Mummy' territory with 'Journey 3-D', an update of the Jules Verne's classic 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'.
March 16: Oded Fehr talks MUMMY 3 possibilities Moviehole just talked to actor Oded Fehr, who was one of the best things about Stephen Sommers' THE MUMMY and THE MUMMY RETURNS, but who doesn't look likely to be...
www.topix.net /movies/the-mummy-returns   (704 words)

 Liquidtheater.Com: The Mummy Returns
The Mummy Returns wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, but it sure was bad.
There is a collectors edition of the Mummy Returns including a 2.35 to 1 16x9 enhanced picture and a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack.
The Mummy Returns was a bit less than I had hoped for.
liquidtheater.com /review_402.html   (2507 words)

 The Mummy Returns - Movie Preview
Not only had Sommers toiled for months in the Moroccan desert to marshal a huge crew and supervise a series of massive sets: he had also written the script for The Mummy.
Two years on from megahit The Mummy, the dashing legionnaire and the feisty Egyptologist have a whole horde of new problems to deal with.
Which, fortunately, he did - fortunately because all the principals in the original movie had sworn they would never do a second film unless the script was up to snuff.
www.preview-online.com /may_june2001/feature_articles/mummy_returns/index.html   (436 words)

 The Mummy Returns mistakes, goofs and bloopers
Rick is fighting the mummy by punching him in the face.
Right before the mummy gets killed on the low bridge we cut to his expression and his tongue is pink.
Continuity: The mummies that attack during the scene on the doubledecker bus are supposedly pretty tough and can smash through brick and masonry walls.
www.moviemistakes.com /film863   (1249 words)

 The Popkorn Junkie :: The Mummy Returns
First, being familiar with the 1940’s mummy movies, I was expecting more of a suspense thriller with the killer mummy slowly but surely taking its victims.
If they gave it a different name, I may have enjoyed it a lot more, I guess I just thought it was going to be an updated version of the earlier films I enjoyed so much as a kid.
And another thing, yeah there’s always “another thing”, a movie like "The Mummy Returns" uses so many special effects, it is almost on the verge of being a cartoon.
popkornjunkie.com /reviews/themummyreturns.html   (909 words)

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