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The Mummy

The Mummy

Stephen Sommers (1999)

119min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In the good old days, the Mummy merely met Abbott and Costello. Now, thanks to the wizards of the special-effects industry, this digitally manipulated villain can meet his adversaries in a world of vibrant action and epic adventure. It's all here: ancient curses, an embalmed high priest, two rival parties searching for archaeological treasure and dashing legionnaire Brendan Fraser romancing prim librarian Rachel Weisz. Screenwriter/director Stephen Sommers has embroidered the original story to excess at times, with flesh-eating beetles and battling zombie slaves just two of the gruesome modern additions vying for screen time with the more traditional elements of the tale. Yet Fraser does his goofy macho best as an Indiana Jones clone, tackling every scene with endearing enthusiasm, while Arnold Vosloo has the perfect bone structure for the brooding menace returned from the dead.

Summary

A soldier of fortune joins an academic and her conniving brother on an expedition to an ancient Egyptian lost city. The explorers accidentally cause the spirit of a vengeful priest with awe-inspiring supernatural powers to rise from his tomb, leading to a desperate battle for survival. Fantasy action adventure, starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo and Oded Fehr.

Cast & Crew

Rick O'Connell Brendan Fraser
Evelyn Rachel Weisz
Jonathan John Hannah
Imhotep Arnold Vosloo
Beni Kevin J O'Connor
Egyptologist Jonathan Hyde
Ardeth Bay Oded Fehr
Warden Omid Djalili
Director Stephen Sommers
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK) Guidance: May be edited for language and violence. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 25 Jun 1999

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