The Mummy (1999)
Critic Consensus: It's difficult to make a persuasive argument for The Mummy as any kind of meaningful cinematic achievement, but it's undeniably fun to watch.
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Critic Reviews for The Mummy
It's cheerful, slightly cheesy entertainment!
The Mummy fails to reconcile image and tone!
There is hardly a thing I can say in its favor, except that I was cheered by nearly every minute of it.
A well-crafted, great looking adventure, with some spirited performances!
Spectacle, rowdy adventure and supernatural horror all crammed into a raucous two hours of high-testosterone special-effects filmmaking!
Audience Reviews for The Mummy
It may not have enough purpose to go along with it's silliness, and it may be a tad overlong, but "The Mummy" is a film that is easy and fun to watch. This is the definition of an adventure film. It has a few genuine jolts and the plot unravels throughout, in a good way, making this a very easy watch. There is nothing too complex or overdone about it, which is kind of what I was hoping for, but there are no real stakes aside from seeing if our main characters make it out alive, which in the end does not really matter, because they all pull of ridiculous stunts, making for a very far-fetched film. Besides all that, the film is well written for what it is, and put together very well. For it's running time, I was hoping for a little more, but it's a very fun ride!
Adventurous, but not an automatic recommedation. Some times, it feels like a cheap rip-off of "Indiana Jones", but other times, its fairly enjoyable.
I remember being terrified when I first watched this when I was just a kid. As I've grown up, there are still a couple of things, mainly the scarabs, that make me cringe. The use of Egypt mythology was a strong point of this film as it includes Egyptian gods, curses and even some of the 10 plagues of Egypt. I admired the performances of both Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, especially how their relationship develops over the course of the story. The supporting roles from John Hannah, Kevin J.O Connor and Oded Fehr were also highlights as their performances very easily stood out, just like the main characters. However, for me, Arnold Vosloo's role as the cursed Imhotep was the spotlight of the film as his performance alone created a strong sense of horror and power. Even though there were a couple of good laughs, I felt that this film could've been better without attempting to be funny. Overall, The Mummy is one of my personal favorite Universal films to come out within the last 14 years and I feel tops off anything that the later sequels can give to the audience.
The Mummy Quotes
|Rick O'Connell:||This just keeps getting better and better!|
|Egyptologist:||What have we done?|
|Ardeth Bay:||told you to leave or die, you refused. And now you would have killed us all, you unleashed the creature we feared from more than three thousand years|
|Ardeth Bay:||Told you to leave or die, you refused and now you would have killed us all. You unleashed the creature we feared from more than three thousand years.|
|Evelyn:||Stop! You'll kill them!|
|Beni:||That's the idea.|
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