Review of: The Mummy Returns
Overall Rating: 9
The Mummy Returns, sequel to The Mummy, is also an adventure tale in the vein of the 40's 50's swashbuckler movie. They really strike a nice balance between the action, comedy, and thriller moments. I absolutely loved the character Izzy Buttons. In this sequel they fill in the rest of the story between Anck-Su-Namun, Imhotep, Pharaoh Seti I, Princess Nefertiri, and the Madji warriors. They really do a great job with the Scorpion King which in turn left me wanting to know more about the story of that character. This is a delightful sequel film and a wonderful follow up to The Mummy.
The Plot / Story: The Scorpion King with his army looses a decisive battle and is forced to retreat into the desert to die. Instead of giving into death he swears and oath to Anubis to lead his army. After succeeding Anubis' campaign the Scorpion King and the army vanish. Five Thousand years later, Evie and Rick O'connell are exploring along with their Son Alex find the bracelet of Anubis and begin the seven day countdown to the awakening of the Scorpion King and Anubis' army. Meanwhile Meela Nais, the reincarnation of Anak-Su-Namun, resurrects Imhotep with hopes to defeat the Scorpion King and to take control of Anubis' army. Now Evie, Rick, Alex, and the Medjai warriors must race against time to stop the Scorpion King, Anubis' Army and Imhotep.
Starring: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, Arnold Vosloo, John Hannah, Patricia Velásquez, The Rock, Oded Fehr
- Dwane Johnson makes for a perfect Scorpion King
- great sense of humor
- The balance between action, comedy, and thriller
- The swashbuckler style of the movie
- nice story
- They Give Rachel Weisz a more prominent role in this movie
Dislikes / Concerns
- They continue the use of Imhotep's name for a villain
- They continue to have issues with Egyptian Mythology
- The effects were not up to par even with the original
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