Rick: Knowing my brother-in-law, he probably deserves whatever you're about to do to him. But this is my house. I have certain rules about snakes and dismemberment.
A sequel to the very entertaining re-imagining of The Mummy. This film still has the same attitude of the first, but it is taken a little more seriously and some rehash of the first hurts it a little. Still, this film is a very fun adventure movie, that moves at a very fast pace.
The entire cast returns, which includes the charmingly heroic Brendan Fraser, the very hot Rachel Weiz, and the badasses that are Oded Feher and Arnold Vosloo.
The Rock sort of joins this time around as well. Having the rock serve as a focus point, despite the fact that he is only really on screen for real for about 5 minutes, not including CGI, is funny to me.
The plot involves a race against time involving the good guys racing against the bad guys to find this Scorpion King. The bad guys consist of the Mummy who has...returned.
For this movie, director Stephen Sommers has gone for the bigger is better approach, filling almost every scene with special effects and action. One can see it as an effects orgy, or one can just have a good time watching it. I wanted to have a good time, so I enjoy myself when watching it.
It does help that once again, this movie does have a great sense of humor and fully recognizes that this is a fun summer action movie, and a well made one at that.
Izzy: O'Connell, who the hell you been messing with this time, huh?
Rick: Oh, you know, the usual. Mummies, pygmies, big bugs.