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The Mummy

  • Action
  • Fantasy
  • 1999
  • Stephen Sommers
  • 119 mins
  • 12

Summary

Period horror adventure starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz. A party of archaeologists, led by American adventurer Rick O'Connell, discover a tomb containing the 3,000-year-old remains of a murderous Egyptian priest, Imhotep. When the mummy is accidentally disturbed, he unleashes his terrifying powers on those who have desecrated his resting place.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

Credits

Cast

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Rick O'ConnellBrendan Fraser
EvelynRachel Weisz
JonathanJohn Hannah
Imhotep Arnold Vosloo
BeniKevin J O'Connor
EgyptologistJonathan Hyde
Ardeth BayOded Fehr
WardenOmid Djalili

Crew

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DirectorStephen Sommers

Details

Theatrical distributor
U.I.P. (UK)
Released on
1999-06-25
Languages
English | Arabic | Hebrew | Hungarian | Chinese
Guidance
May be edited for language and violence.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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