The legend you know. The adventure you have yet to imagine.
Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell and Beni, his weasel of a companion, stumble upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle in 1923, 3,000 years after Imhotep has suffered a fate worse than death; his body will remain undead for all eternity as a punishment for a forbidden love.
Stephen Sommers is a filmmaker I should hate. His films are big, loud, and incredibly stupid. They seem to hold no regard for people who actually have a sense of logic. And yet, without fail, I find his movies absolutely entertaining. They fail to even make me bored once. Sommer's take on The Mummy is probably my favorite out of all his films.
See, what makes The Mummy so damn fun is that it has an old school sense of adventure. It's quick to make sure every moment is important and grand. Even the exposition here is fun to listen to, as it keeps moving and is delivered in a way that doesn't dull your ears.
Most of all, it…
Stephen Sommers is a director I should really, really like as his mindset when making films is one I appreciate and respond to. He's in the fun making business and when he has the right material he's very good at it. Yet there are only two films in his filmography where I feel he approaches his potential, Deep Rising and this one.
The Mummy is a throwback to simpler times where it was all about adventure, defeating evil against all odds and having a good time doing it. While it's not perfect it alludes to an infectious sense of child like enthusiasm and it approaches everything it does in that manner. And for me it worked a charm.
This is a fantastic film. It's so freaking awesome. It's relentlessly entertaining, funny, exciting and really, really cool. Stephen Sommers knows exactly what he's going for, and he's not afraid to go for it.
One of the best adventure movies around. Incredibly underrated. Sommers is the king of awesome, pulpy, adventurous cinema. Can't wait to see what he does next.
The Mummy is my most guilty of pleasures. Deep in the recesses of my subconscious rests a shameful desire to be taken on an adventure like the Mummy takes you on. Yes, its that bad for me....
But I wouldn't call this BAD, necessarily but I'm going to be completely honest when I say that I wish movies today were more like the Mummy. I've been watching a lot of serious movies lately and every once in a while its nice to take a break, sit down, and be reminded that there are films out there made specifically for fun. Not dumb fun, but well made fun. The Mummy is filled with just as much mystery, adventure, and heart that…
The only thing that could make this better is if Brendan Fraser is replaced with Indiana Jones.
A real old-school charm surrounds Stephen Sommers' update of The Mummy, an extremely well judged sense of light hearted sweetness amidst the action adventure and dashes of horror. As with all of Sommers' output, it's hugely derivative, cheesy to the max in terms of dialogue and you won't be remotely surprised by how it all rolls out, but the narrative is filled with good ideas, the plot flies along with the pace of a good Indiana Jones movie and it's led by three highly enjoyable lead performances.
The aforementioned Indy movies you sense were chief on Sommers' 'pillage' list here, as protagonist Rick O'Connell is as Jones as the director could get away with - an alpha male, ready with…
If you enjoy action / adventure films, you will love this. Sincerely. This is fantasy-action entertainment at its finest.
Rachel Weisz. Yum!
Lo más parecido, en espíritu, a las aventuras de Indiana Jones desde Indiana Jones.
Quick moving fun that ranges from self-aware silly to absurdly ridiculous. While it remains one of the best of action comedies of the 90s, the visual effects are already looking dated.
BRENDAN FRASER, WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS SHOUTING?
Seriously though, it's weird.
Anyway, this is the definition of a romp, but one that takes the time to establish its characters before throwing stuff at them. The casting is spot on, and Weisz and FRASER have an easy chemistry that's a joy to watch. There's fine support from John Hannah and Oded Fehr (oof), as well as a slimy turn from Kevin J. O'Connor as the obsequious weasel Benny.
The pacing is brilliant, and it never outstays its welcome, even at a two hour run-time. There's a sense of grandeur and excitement to the proceedings, which translates amazingly well on screen. The effects still hold up, especially on the mummy itself, and the action is regularly thrilling.
IT'S JUST A LOT OF FUN.
A masterpiece, this has all you might want from an adventure film. A bit derivative of Indiana Jones, but way better because it features Egyptian mythology & monsters. The Egyptians beat everyone in this regard, even the might Norsemen.
Death is only the beginning...
This film is my Favourite Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz movie!
Hilarious, entertaining and mildly scary in a 'Please don't use me to help yourself regenerate' kind of way.
The story of a mummy trying to bring his love back from the dead, who will kill anyone who gets in his way is quite frankly brilliant and romantic though maybe a little creepy.
Anyway this may not be a classic but will always be worthy of a re-watch
The CGI is horrible at times, it plays for laughs a lot of the time and while there is a dark edge it does often get lost in what it wants to be....and I still love it. I know it is not perfect but for some reason I come back to it again and again.
It is what it is and I love it and will watch it again in the future.