The Mummy (2000)
Front Cover Actor
Brendan Fraser Rick O'Connell
Rachel Weisz Evelyn
John Hannah Jonathan
Arnold Vosloo Imhotep
Kevin J. O'Connor Beni
Jonathan Hyde Egyptologist
Oded Fehr Ardeth Bay
Erick Avari Curator
Stephen Dunham Henderson
Corey Johnson Daniels
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Horror; Thriller
Director Stephen Sommers
Studio Universal
Language English
Audience Rating T
Run Time 124 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
If you're expecting bandaged-wrapped corpses and a lurching Boris Karloff-type villain, then you've come to the wrong movie. But if outrageous effects, a hunky hero, and some hearty laughs are what you're looking for, the 1999 version of The Mummy is spectacularly good fun. Yes, the critics called it "hokey," "cheesy," and "pallid." Well, the critics are unjust. Granted, the plot tends to stray, the acting is a bit of a stretch, and the characters occasionally slip into cliché, but who cares? When that action gets going, hold tight--those two hours just fly by.

The premise of the movie isn't that far off from the original. Egyptologist and general mess Evelyn (Rachel Weisz) discovers a map to the lost city of Hamunaptra, and so she hires rogue Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) to lead her there. Once there, Evelyn accidentally unlocks the tomb of Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo), a man who had been buried alive a couple of millennia ago with flesh-eating bugs as punishment for sleeping with the pharaoh's girlfriend. The ancient mummy is revived, and he is determined to bring his old love back to life, which of course means much mayhem (including the unleashing of the 10 plagues) and human sacrifice. Despite the rather gory premise, this movie is fairly tame in terms of violence; most of the magic and surprise come from the special effects, which are glorious to watch, although Imhotep, before being fully reconstituted, is, as one explorer puts it, rather "juicy." Keep in mind this film is as much comedy as it is adventure--those looking for a straightforward horror pic will be disappointed. But for those who want good old-fashioned eye-candy kind of fun, The Mummy ranks as one of choicest flicks of 1999. --Jenny Brown

Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 195
Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 025192063626
Release Date 8/24/2004
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Dolby