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The Mummy Returns Reviews

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May 4, 2001
By the time the Mummy and the Scorpion King and countless curses and corpses and corps of dog-headed skeletons have returned and been ravaged, you might be feeling little mummified yourself.
May 4, 2001
Fans of the first film will likely eat it up, while those who weren't as enamored will probably remain unconvinced.
May 4, 2001
It's amazing that, for all the time and money that went into Mummy's computer-generated effects, the end result is kitschy, like an old Italian-import Hercules movie.
May 4, 2001
In the desire to somehow top the achievements of the first movie, the filmmakers cram in an overabundance of plot and special effects and, in the process, lose the guileless sense of fun that made the original worth watching.
May 4, 2001
A sequel that's better than the original.
May 4, 2001
Doesn't stand up to the original's adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
May 4, 2001
The mistake of The Mummy Returns is to abandon the characters, and to use the plot only as a clothesline for special effects and action sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 4, 2001
It's hard to dislike a film that so stubbornly refuses to take any aspect of itself seriously.
May 4, 2001
If you liked the earlier Mummy, you'll probably like this one. In fact, at many points you'll probably think you are watching the earlier one.
May 4, 2001
A little more ambitious, a little more frenzied and a lot busier -- bustling with effects and runaway action scenes -- it's less "Mummy 2" than "Mummy Squared"
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 4, 2001
It'll make a fortune. God help us all.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
May 3, 2001
Few adults will be impressed, but younger kids ought to love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 3, 2001
Just what audiences needed this year. Faster-paced and twice as much action as the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2001
The best in this genre since the gold standard of adventure movies, the Indiana Jones series.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 3, 2001
It is hard to feign real enthusiasm for something virtually entertaining.
May 3, 2001
What it lacks in legitimate suspense, it tends to over-compensate for with constant motion.
May 3, 2001
It's like a big-screen version of the WWF's wrestling programs, only with more expensive production values, marginally better acting, more fighting and less blood.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 3, 2001
The Mummy Returns is all about fighting, and there's almost none of the humor and old-fashioned silliness that made The Mummy such fun.
May 3, 2001
The special effects so overpower the actors in this sequel-on-steroids that it desensitizes you.
May 3, 2001
Although the sequel retains its predecessor's breezy (verging on airheaded) retro spirit, The Mummy Returns is a mite darker and scarier and the effects a little spiffier.
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