The Mummy Returns

The Mummy Returns

Stephen Sommers (2001)

129min
12 Certificate
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Our Score
You have to admire them for getting a sequel into the cinemas just two years after the first Mummy became the surprise hit of "Phantom Menace summer" in 1999. And that's with all the key cast members reunited under the direction of Stephen Sommers. This sense of continuity pulls the franchise in line with the Indiana Jones films, to which this owes so much with its tomb-raiding themes, period colour and deft mix of comedy and action. To praise it faintly as more of the same does a disservice to the slick bravado of Sommers and the technical wizardry of Industrial Light and Magic, who created the screen-dominating CGI effects. If you liked The Mummy's old-fashioned thrills and state-of-the-art digital monsters, you won't be disappointed - indeed, there's an army of dog-like Anubis warriors that stretches as far as the eye can see. (If only David Lean had had a laptop.) And Rachel Weisz has been unashamedly sexed up for those who get a kick out of gold bikinis and girl-fighting.

Summary

Married explorers Rick and Evelyn battle the newly resurrected mummy Imhotep and his ruthless partner, who have captured their son. The undead creature is heading for a confrontation with a legendary ancient warrior - with power over a magical army to be won. Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Oded Fehr and Patricia Velasquez, with a brief appearance by Dwayne Johnson.

Cast & Crew

Rick O'Connell Brendan Fraser
Evelyn / Nefertiri Rachel Weisz
Jonathan John Hannah
Imhotep Arnold Vosloo
Ardeth Bay Oded Fehr
Meela / Anck-Su-Namun Patricia Velasquez
The Scorpion King Dwayne Johnson
Alex Freddie Boath
Mr Hafez Alun Armstrong
Lock-Nah Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Izzy Buttons Shaun Parkes
Pharaoh Aharon Ipale
Showgirl Donna Air
Director Stephen Sommers
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: UIP Guidance: May be edited for language and violence. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 18 May 2001

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