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The Mummy Returns Reviews

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September 15, 2017
Loved it as much as the first Mummy movie
September 10, 2017
great fun up until the CGI rock
½ September 8, 2017
The acting and action are still great, and most of the CGI is adequate, but the Scorpion King is made with some of the worst CGI ever made. The script isn't quite as good, and the new characters aren't very memorable. Overall, The Mummy Returns entertains but fails to live up to the original.
August 30, 2017
The best of the Brendan Fraser Mummy movies
August 5, 2017
3/5. The special effects have aged horribly, but The Mummy Returns is still a very fun adventure movie.
August 4, 2017
Terrible bad Boring sequel starring the same people as the first movie and the rock. The rock without a doubt is the best part of this movie and the action was pretty good but everything else is really bad, the story bad, the acting, bad. I already watched the third and the new reboot movie and they all suck.
½ August 1, 2017
An improvement over the original, with load of action and comedy. Freaser still great.
July 24, 2017
The Mummy Returns is a little too big for its boots and at times bites off way more than it can chew. When the film is restraint and focus on character, it's by far in its strongest element but the the scale just isn't backed well with CGI that looks nothing short of terrible. Performances are good from all the cast, especially from Boath whom the filmmakers put a lot of faith back in. My main issue is the addition of Imhotep once again, it felt forced and a little redundant to being the same villain back.
July 21, 2017
Terminator 2 has done it, Aliens has done it, spider man 2 has done it, X2: x men united has done it, the dark knight has done it, and the Mummy returns certainly does it as well. I don't understand why this sequel is penned by critics and many fans compared to its predecessor. It may not have the horror element like the 1999 film, but if it worked for Termininator, Aliens, and Evil Dead, than this one can deliver. What this sequel does have, compared to its predecessor is more action, more emotional depth, more wit, and a real sense of purpose for the characters. This meaning that the characters in this sequel turn out to be pre destined for the events set in motion within the main plot points, which also trace back to the first 1999 film. Brendan Fraser's career was at its peak at this time. He really new how to play a badass, who's always sure of himself. Rachael Weis is as beautiful and smart as ever and has grown strong following the first film. John Hannah and Freddie Boath,you playing as Jonathan and Alex, both add more of the humor and wit for the ride. The scenery in this sequel are also more dynamic and lavish, as well as slightly better pacing. Although this movie lacks tension building and better quality special effects(as opposed to its quantity), and a more menacing portrayal of the villain, these certainly do not tarnish the movie itself.
½ July 21, 2017
The Mummy Reloaded is over bloated and pandering at best, but it still has entertaining action and dialogue that made the first film a campy fun mess.
July 15, 2017
Not as good as the original but much better than the sequels and spin-offs - wasn't sure about the introduction of The Rock as the Scorpion King
July 4, 2017
Just as big, silly and fun as the first, even if a little bit of rotting has occurred (convoluted mythology, bad effects). And man, do I miss the goofy coolness of Fraser; how his doofus-y face and dorky delivery worked so well is beyond me.
June 27, 2017
Solid action, good comedic timing, not a waste of time to watch.
Super Reviewer
June 24, 2017
The film is very impressive at times but the connection issues to the past or even the original film are tested, the storyline seems too convenient. I can't see why they linked characters by dreams or tattoos, the mythologies have grown far fetched and tiresome. I enjoyed the first film because of the characters and while they are still here, the director and writer Sommers has turned them into distant memories. The action is dialled up to 11 and the Scorpion King is a great setup for the sequel, it's just frustrating they give us a great setup but fail to deliver. The special effects are rushed and are quite embarrassing for a tent pole film of this nature. The franchise hit a giant snag here but made enough money to make it a success, it just felt like the studio didn't allow the film to be properly finished for release. The scorpion king special effects are horrendous and prove my previous statement, Sommers needed to fight for more time to ensure a strong film. As sequels go this was merely okay and could've been a better film given extra time, even the screenplay feels like it was super rushed. It's almost a play by play of the first film. 24-06-2017.
½ June 22, 2017
With its occasional CGI mishaps and little focus on major character development (or excitement), the mummy probably shouldn't have returned.
½ June 21, 2017
The Mummy Returns captures neither the atmosphere or the goofy, fun that the first does and the end result feels like a muddled version of the first with a bigger scope.
Super Reviewer
June 21, 2017
Suffers a little from the belief commonly held by sequels that "Bigger is better". Does expand the mythology (arguably not a positive), but more importantly is still a good time, thanks primarily to the relationship between the Brendan Fraser and Rachael Weisz characters.
½ June 17, 2017
An overstuffed but very well made sequel.
½ June 15, 2017
the biggest garbage ever. completely lost the charm of the first movie. it's worse in every way. it seems like they tried using as much CGI as possible, when they definitely weren't ready to be doing all that. and it looks baddddddd. the first mummy came out 2 years earlier, and the CGI was outdated, but they didn't use is as much so they were able to mask it a lot better. and this movie tries to copy so many of the moments from the first movie, it reeks of desperation. so many dumb parts, i could barely finish. monkey mummies, smh. gg (about 2 viewings)
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