The Mummy Returns
The Mummy Returns is a 2001 American action-adventure fantasy horror film written and directed by Stephen Sommers, starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Oded Fehr, Patricia Velásquez, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The film is a sequel to the 1999 film The Mummy. It was distributed by Universal Pictures.
In 1933, The evil mummy Imhotep returns to wreak havoc as he resumes his relentless search for power and immortality. To make matters worse, another ancient evil has been unleashed, even more, dangerous than Imhotep. Only the heroic Rick O'Connell and his intrepid Egyptologist wife stand in the way of these twin terrors as they embark upon a desperate mission to save the world.
Why It Rocks
- It's a pretty decent follow up to the first movie, which has some improvements that aren't shown in the first movie.
- Rick O'Connell and Evelyn O'Connell were both absolute badass and even powerful than they were in the first movie, even the villain Imhotep is a badass too.
- The actors Brendan Fraser and the other casts gave decent actors.
- Decent special effects for the time in 2000's standards.
- It has a near roller coaster ride of a pack of action sequences.
- Adrian Biddle's cinematography is still well done.
- The soundtrack that was performed by Alan Silvestri is amazing, which retains the suspense and a horror-exciting soundtrack tone from Jerry Goldsmith's soundtrack from the original.
- It stills stays true to the Egyptian culture, and the recreation of 1930's Egypt is still amazing. An event of the creation of 1930's London, is still also amazing as well.
- It still has a great climax, much like the original, including the huge final fight scene of Rick O'Connell, and Imhotep.
- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson made a good first impression for the prologue, where he is shown in live-action compared to the rest of the film.
- The movie's tone is different from the prequel, instead of being a horror movie, it's an action adventure one.
- Even though it's a decent follow up to the original, it's a bit of a small step down from the first movie.
- Some of the special effects, especially with the Scorpion King do age terribly, making it fake-looking.
- The marketing shows the Scorpion King only in his human form, rather than his scorpion form.
The film received mixed reviews from critics, with a 47% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 140 reviews, The website's critical consensus reads, "In The Mummy Returns, the special effects are impressive, but the characters seem secondary to the computer-generated imagery." Metacritic scores a film a 48/100 based on 31 reviews, "mixed or average reviews".
The film grossed $202 million in the United States and Canada box offices and $233 million internationally, grossing over $435 million worldwide.