You can't take this film seriously, it's too out there. Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz are as funny as ever and have an undeniable chemistry that translates into a great love story. In the tradition of making a sequel bigger and better, the formula sometimes gets too big for it's own borders, but director Stephen Sommers seems to know when to draw the line in most cases. Once again, the believability and plot are stretched to their limits but also once again, the movie moves at a blinding pace. For me personally, it adds to the charm of the movie, I simply love it that much.
Although I liked the first one best, this one was good fun too. But you need to relax and enjoy it. It does require that you suspend disbelief for a couple of hours and strap on for a funny, eventful ride into the world of mummies. The production value is higher than the first movie and you can definitely tell. What could the makers of this movie be thinking? In The Mummy, we saw unlikely characters come together to face an unspeakable evil. This movie makes my top 5 list of all time.
Great sequel, the movie retained the campy-ness of the original. Highly recommend it Yes, by today's standards this movie is a flop! The acting is campy and fun, at times serious, but none of the actors take themselves too seriously or distract from the film. If you loved the first one, you're going to love this one. Brendan Frasier and Rachel Weisz reprise their roles as Rick and Evelyn. If you love movies with an Indiana Jones feel, but with a slightly faster pace, Mummy Returns is a great film to enjoy! No between the sheets scenes. The fight scene at the end would have been better if they had toned down certain aspects.
It was a great romp and we had a blast watching it. I'm obsessed with this movie and have been since I was a child. He maintains control and still keeps the movie from going awry. . I love the pacing for this movie, and it's a great Saturday Afternoon flick.
But like the first one, take it for what is; entertainment. I won't say more about it for fear or ruining it for those who may not have seen it, but if you liked the first movie, there is no reason why you wouldn't like this one. The action set pieces are perfect, there is just the right blend of tension, comedy, and action. There is no social message here or any racial tension. You had an ex Legionnaire, played by Fraser, a clumsy but beautiful librarian Weisz , her gold hungry brother, and an Arabian holy warrior fighting to keep a mystical mummy from coming to full power. Not to sound like I'm knocking it because, like I said, this is my favorite movie ever tied with The Mummy.
A chase begins, as Rick and Evelyn and friends pursue Imhotep and his allies across the desert. In my opinion, the best thing about the Mummy Returns is that not only does the Mummy return, so does everyone else. The actors seem to be genuinely enjoying themselves and I never get tired of watching it. I will keep this short, as this is the blu-ray release of a movie released in 2000. But, you can show it to the kids without worrying about nightmares, the language they'll hear or excessive violence and lots of blood splatter. That said, I think the Majority of the effects have aged decently. This film is more like the Star Wars genre.
This one has a lot more action and heartbreak, but again lacks the charm of the first. You may not like it as much, or you may like it more. It is great to see all the familiar characters come back. No sex, foul language, blood splatter! The story is more original, dealing with the reincarnation of Imhotep's lover as well as raising the Mummy again as well. The Oasis looks magnificent and all the colors pop as you would expect them to. The action and story are well structured, and the script is solid, if not hokey at times. The Blu-Ray copy transitioned over nicely.
More movies should be like this one! I actually went to see it 6 times, while it was playing in the theaters. This movie takes place 10 years after the first Mummy, and there is a lot of familiar in the early-going, but after the half hour mark, everything is new and fresh and a lot of fun. Just old fashioned action-filled, swashbuckling, fun. While it's a better quality movie, it misses a lot of the romance and humor of the first. I put it on often while doing weekend housecleaning or when I just want to sit and have a good laugh. I happen to love this movie. .