Director: Stephen Sommers Writer: Stephen Sommers
Screenplay: Stephen Sommers, Lloyd Fonvielle, Kevin Jarre
Actors: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah and Arnold Vosloo
A clumsy British librarian and her cowardly brother stumble upon evidence of an ancient lost city, and hire a trigger-happy American to help them get there. Through a series of unfortunate events, the heroes unearth the cursed tomb of Imhotep, a long-dead pharaoh’s right hand who was buried alive for aiding in the murder of his master. Finally resurrected, Imhotep searches all over Egypt for a way to bring back his true love, and no man – alive or dead – will stand in his way.
A fun cheesy adventure that takes place during the 1920’s Egyptian craze. With quirky but lovable characters that add to this rip-roaring adventure of love and Mummy’s.
rip-roaring adventure takes place during the Egyptian craze of the 20’s, making it the perfect setting for the movie. The decade also plays a good factor in that any technology of the present day would not interfere in the solving in a lot of the characters problems.
While the decade is a fun time that we the audience don’t get to spend much time in compared to others, the characters are actually quite likable and unexpected because who would have thought funny man Brendan Fraser would have been a very believable action hero that you cheered for when on screen, while the female lead started off as a clumsy librarian showed such gusto you believed certain aspects of cheesy action scenes and any fans who haven’t seen this series but are big fan of Spartacus can find John Hannah playing a very different role.
The movie does not age very well, being released in 1999 the cheese factor is there in story and lines, that could make you raise a brow to it. But the energy and the entertainment value that is given in this movie out weighs most of the cheesy factors, especially for most movies don’t spend a lot of time in Egyptian culture and in the 1920’s it’s a refreshing combination of the two that even Brendan Fraser doesn’t need to help.