The Mummy Returns
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This big-budget sequel from writer/director Stephen Sommers navigates much of the same cliffhanger territory as George Lucas and Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones franchise. It is 1933, eight years after the events of The Mummy (1999). Legionnaire Rick O'Connell Brendan Fraser has married his Egyptologist girlfriend Evelyn Carnahan (Rachel Weisz) and the couple has settled in London, where they're raising their young son Alex (Freddie Boath). The family's domestic tranquility is shattered when the 3,000-year-old mummified corpse of Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo), which has been shipped… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A piss-poor mummy movie indeed that doesn't deliver a damn thing worth preserving."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"There's more than a little unintentional humor in the picture."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"Very violent, mostly in comic-book terms."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"The whole two-hours-plus affair just soars along, brainlessly and breathlessly."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"The Mummy Returns isn't concerned with character development or plot; it exists simply to please the audience with massive amounts of eye-candy."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A bully follow-up to the 1999 international smash"
‑ David Hunter, Hollywood Reporter
"Fitfully entertaining."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"More or less a wholesale recycling of the 1999 original."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"The film's bloated ambition seems of a piece with its panting, happy-dog charm. [Blu-Ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"With a few extra zeros on the budget this time around, Sommers runs riot."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"The sequel does little more than repeat the need-a-bigger-boat jokes, triple the digital effects, and forget entirely about the old Universal B-movies."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"Yes, many of the visual effects are stunning, but others are downright cheesy."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"...a computer generated stinker of a dud."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"The mummy may, but the audience shouldn't."
‑ Martin Scribbs, Low IQ Canadian
"Feels like so much scrap metal picked up off the factory floor at the place where they made the first one."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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