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Mummy Dearest--My Favorite Mummy Movies

  • Aug 29, 2009
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It's stagebound and weak as hell when you look at it with a critical eye, but it has a killer opening!
A movie starring Brendan Fraser
Okay, so it comes off likea ride at Univeral, but it's a fun ride and Brendan Fraser is perfect as is the rest of the cast.
The Mummy
There isn't a lot to choose from when you're making a list of mummy movies, but who could leave out the Cushing --Lee version?
Tony Curtis (yes, I said Tony Curtis!) stars as Dr. Mohassid (blue eyes and all), a reincarnated soul whose undying love is going to cause some poor girl problems. There's the usual stuff about newly opened tombs and ancient curses of course.
The granddaughter of an archaeologist (who unknown to her had sacrificed his own life to seal up the tomb of an evil pharaoh he had been excavating) leads her own expedition to the tomb and accidentally reawakens the evil herself. You've never seen a mummy that kills this way before. A must for fans of Jason Scott Lee.
One of my favorites because Martin Kosleck plays Ragheb, henchman to the high priest who wants to reanimate the mummy. I love Kosleck.
Time has tempered my inital reaction to this 1980 Charlton Heston flick, it's not half bad. Seems Heston's suffering from the curse of an ancient Egyptian Queen with a very long memory and time to spare.

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September 02, 2009
For me the Universal '32 version is the most classic (mainly due to Karloff), but I actually prefer Hammer's '59 remake with Lee and Cushing when it comes to the story itself. I remain indifferent to the newer films with Fraser, who I'm not a bg fan of. I liked the '99 remake that Stephen Sommers directed (gave it a 4), but I haven't liked any of the sequels or "The Scorpion King" prequels. What do you think of the new "Wolf Man" starring Benicio del Toro and Anthony Hopkins?
September 02, 2009
I've noticed that most guys don't seem to like Fraser. Tough. I do. Not only was he a cutie, he can be quite good when the material is. He was very funny in GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE (Although I couldn't imagine it working before I saw it), and his performance in GODS AND MONSTERS couldn't have bee better--he was perfect. There's a Benicio del Toro version?
September 02, 2009
Yeah, the new Wolfman comes out in Feb. 2010. Looks weird. My problem with Fraser is in the choices he's made career-wise. He's got talent as evidenced in "Crash", "Gods and Monsters", and "School Ties". I loathed "George of the Jungle". The only thing that made that movie bearable was John Cleese as a talking gorilla.
September 02, 2009
Really? Did you watch the cartoon? I used to love the cartoon and thought the movie version came off perfectly. I was less happy with DUDLEY DO-RIGHT which needed a better script. He wasn't right for the character physically either. I'm glad to hear the del Toro version didn't slip past me somehow. With him in the leas it could be great.
September 02, 2009
I assume you mean the cartoon of "George of the Jungle" since I'm unaware of a cartoon of the "Wolfman". And yes, I loved the old cartoon of "George of the Jungle" I used to watch the reruns on Nickelodeon (or was it Disney) back in the early '90s.
September 02, 2009
Of course. The closest THE WOLDMAN ever came to being a cartoon was when Jack Nicholson made WOLF.
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