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The Mummy Returns Reviews

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½ January 27, 2018
I've honestly never seen effects as bad as in this film. Even it's predecessor has aged better than this. The magic of the last Mummy is that it had a particular heart to it. While that heart is still present, there is nothing else that helps it stand out and it just isn't as fun as the previous Mummy, even if the swordfight choreography is very impressive.

January 6, 2018
Just as good as the first, with a nod to the bad scorpion king CGI.
November 19, 2017
Good Sequel, good sequel :) Ok, now I'm a believer
November 2, 2017
A pretty fun movie that is way over the top but workable. CGI Scorpion King is atrocious, can't believe this is what got The Rock's career over. If it weren't for Alan Silvestri's sweeping adventure score, I'd give this a lower rating.
October 29, 2017
While the first one is so fun its good, this one is so dumb is good.
October 6, 2017
As good as first movie!
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.
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