Fraser stars in Summer Sequel...
mummy himself, Imotep (Arnold Vosloo). The storyline was thin at
best, but the action scenes kept coming one after another.
Fraser and Rachel Weisz (Rick and Evelyn O'Connel) team up again as
the tomb-raiding duo in this new saga to save the world from utter
destruction. "The Mummy Returns" takes place nine years
after the first film, and the O'Connels find themselves in a similar
predicament as in the first "Mummy." This time however, the
O'Connels' main goal is to rescue their son, Alex, from the evil
clutches of the
first storyline that had to be explained was that of the Scorpion
King. He was the Egyptian bad-ass of all bad-asses. At one point of
the film, Imotep himself even cowered in the face of the Scorpion
King (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson). Even though The Rock
shared top billing with Fraser, his appearance in the film was at
best a cameo (much to the chagrin of you WWF fans).
graphics are here to stay, I'm afraid. We all just have to accept
them as the new film "gospel" because everyone and their
brother seems to be using them in films these days. The CGG in
"The Mummy" Returns are not half bad. They add to the
action scenes, and help to create some very interesting enemies
including Anubis' huge "dog-man" army and thousands of
pesky pygmy killing machines.
(the first of two) between Weisz and Velasquez. Since they are both
beautiful women, the scantily clad garments they had on made the
scene even more appealing. These two characters butted heads in the
flashback scenes as well as the scenes in 1935.
O'Connel, played by newcomer Freddie Boath, didn't turn out to be as
annoying as I thought he was going to be. In fact, his role in the
film actually meant something to the thin storyline. He added comedy
and brought a kid into focus in order to lure a younger audience.
Freddie and John Hannah (Evelyn's greedy brother-in-law) had some
good comedic scenes between one another.
favorite scene in the movie was a wonderful
Fraser and Rachel Weisz star in the summer blockbuster from
film was rated PG-13 due to "adventure action and
violence." I would give this movie three stars (out of five)
because I enjoyed the movie without reading too deep into some of the
negative points. I am also a fan of the Indiana Jones series, which
"Mummy" cannot hold a candle to. Steven Sommers is no
Steven Spielberg, but then again--who is?
by David Fago