The Mummy Returns

Jays Rating:

The Scorpion King, ancient mummies, armies of the undead, pygmies, and flesh eating scarub beetles can all be found in the action-adventure film The Mummy Returns. By the way, that’s all within the first 15 minutes. The year is 1935; ten years after the mummy Imhotep had been brought back to life and now sleeps again. The action begins when a 9 year old boy named Alex O’Connell goes into a British museum and takes an ancient bracelet that can – according to legends- revive another evil force, the Scorpion King (The Rock). A bad guy named Ardeth Bay wants the bracelet so he can control the Scorpion King when he awakens, but it can’t be removed from Alex’s arm. Ardeth kidnaps Alex and takes him to the Golden Pyramid in Egypt. In the meantime, Alex’s parents Rick O’Connell (Brendan Fraser) and Evelyn O’Connell (Rachel Weisz) begin to look for Alex only to be chased by a bunch of mummies who have been awakened by the reading of an ancient manuscript. The mu mmies chase the O’Connells through downtown London by hanging onto busses and walking on the sides of buildings. Yes, just like Spiderman. The O’Connells finally make it to Egypt and rescue Alex, but not before azrmies of the undead and some type of sand people chase them. The Scorpion King is brought back to life and is even more powerful then the Mummy ever was. This movie is jammed-packed with action, silly humor, and great special effects. At least they sounded great. The only problem: it’s too fast paced and it jumps back and forth in time making it very difficult to follow. I definitely needed a guide dog to keep from getting lost in this movie. This is a good start for summer entertainment and I give it a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.