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The Mummy (1999 movie)

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The 1999 reboot of the classic Universal monster franchise starring Brendan Fraser.
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a modern classic that just keeps getting better and better with time...

  • Dec 7, 2009
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While  I have not  seen the  1932 Universal  original production starring Boris Karlof  I did, however  enjoy and revel  in this 1999 Stephen Sommers    re-imaging of the classic horror machine. While  having a unique story for it's time and  amazing special effects "The Mummy" is  much more, it's an extremely well thought out film and a  highly  entertaining  Adventure  epic that is right up there with Indiana Jones.





Stephen Sommers "The Mummy"  is  smart, fast paced,  hilarious at times, touching at others and powerful in it's sweeping and dynamic story and atmosphere. But this film really benefits from it's strong lead performances from Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz   who help elevate this film from average  to great and  really up the  appeal and power of this film. But the real draw comes from the adventure and the excitement that is  released in small capsules  that in certain areas burst open  and  blow you away. But all in all this film is wild and crazy fun that is  more  well made than it should, and allot better acted and scripted than it should  but you get what you want and more and in the end you won't be disappointed.




Brendan Fraser rocks as the tough but kind  heartened adventurer Rick O'Connell,  his performance is  key to  keeping this film afloat and believable  if someone else was cast I don't think it would have worked out as well  seeing as the humor infused with the terror and thrills  and Fraser  is the only one who I can see pulling this off  to the point that you don't see the actor but the  character he plays. Rachel Weisz  is amazing as the smart and beautiful Evelyn Carnahan  she really brings the charm, the heart  and the style., she is also a great focal point in this film  and helps bring a human zing quality  to the picture. But all in all the cast does amazing in this film and under the direction  of Stephen Sommers  they succeed.



"The Mummy" is what you call outrageously  entertaining and majorly exciting, it's one of those films that just captures you from the very   beginning and won't let you go til the credits roll.  "The Mummy" is high  octane thrills mixed with  old schooled horror  and  amazingly timed humor  helps create one of the best re-imaginings of all time and one of the greatest adventure films since "Raiders of the Lost Ark".
a modern classic that just keeps getting better and better with time...

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August 15, 2010
Agreed man this was a real fun one, better than most give it credit for.
 
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