THE MUMMY (Theater Release USA 1999)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.8|5.0 Starsìììì

The Mummy—as good a watch 20 years after it was made as the year it was released—deals action-filled scenes as rapidly as a card dealer shuffles a deck of cards. It’s a pleasure to be brought back to early film making techniques when a movie director actually bothered to pack the movie screen with enough ‘extras’ to impress the audience with the gravity of a situation. The hordes that fill war scenes in this film are more than impressive and allow the viewer to experience that sinking feeling of being completely outclassed and outnumbered. This movie runs strongly along the style of an Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark-type of adventure/fantasy and doesn’t miss a beat in slinging WOW entertainment everywhere. It’s completely re-watchable, has a terrific cast, and displays the skills of Director Stephen Sommers to full advantage.

Storyline

An Egyptologist accidently resurrects Imhotep, an ancient high priest.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Stephen Sommers for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Kevin Jarre for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Rick O’Connell (Brendan Fraser), Evelyn Carnahan (Rachel Weisz), Jonathan Carnahan (John Hannah), Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo), Beni Gabor (Kevin J. O’Connor), Dr. Allen Chamberlain (Jonathan Hyde), Ardeth Bay (Oded Fehr), and Dr. Terrence Bey (Erick Avari.

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It promotes grandeur. Each scene supports itself on outstanding backdrops. No lack found here. It’s Bravo! Bravo! film entertainment for the whole family.

Ben Meyers

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