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
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!
It's cheerful, slightly cheesy entertainment!
Spectacle, rowdy adventure and supernatural horror all crammed into a raucous two hours of high-testosterone special-effects filmmaking!
Audience Reviews for The Mummy
Great special effects, plenty of action and very funny to!
All the story ideas come from Universal's 1932 original version (and you've seen that, right? Right?), but the style comes from their follow-up sequel ... turned up to, say, eleven. Rousingly over-the-top (and still so entertaining) think Raiders Of The Lost Ark meets The Mummy to get the tone.
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!
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.|