In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.
Many years ago, in Ancient Egypt, the Scorpion King led a menacing army, but when he sold his soul to Anubis, he was erased from history. Now he is only a myth...or is he? Rick and Evelyn O'Connell are still discovering new artifacts, along with their 8 year old son Alex. They discover the Bracelet of Anubis. But someone else is after the bracelet. High Priest Imhotep has been brought back from the dead once again and wants the bracelet, to control the Scorpion King's army. That's not the only problem. Imhotep now has Alex and with the bracelet attached to him, doesn't have long to live. Written by
The sequel takes place almost ten years later, even though the movies were released two years apart. Stephen Sommers joked that he wrote it that way because he "didn't want to work with babies." See more »
In the film's opening sequence, Evy kicks away a colorful banded snake, which Rick proclaims to be poisonous; this is presumably meant to be a coral snake, but given the pattern of bands on the snake (red with thin black/yellow/black bands), this is almost certainly the species Lampropeltis triangulum syspila, a type of banded mountain king snake commonly known as the Milk Snake, sometimes confused with the venomous North American coral snake, which has wide red and black bands separated by thin yellow bands. Interestingly, though, coral snakes originated in Asia, and Old World varieties such as one might potentially find in Egypt may in fact have various band patterns, including red-black. So while the specific snake in the film is not venomous, it does plausibly resemble venomous snakes that might occur in the region (probably unbeknownst to the film-makers). See more »
5,000 years ago, a fierce warrior known as the Scorpion King led a great army on a campaign to conquer the known world.
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There are no opening credits at all, save the Universal logo, so the title of the film, "The Mummy Returns" does not appear until well into the end credits. See more »
On my day off from work today, I decided to pop in the Mummy Returns for something fun to watch. I hadn't seen it since it was released for homeviewing, so it's been about a year or two. I must say that this movie takes my breath away each time I see it. The Mummy Returns is a roller coaster ride which barely stops during the entire 2+ hours! I love the CGI effects, and how lavish the scenery looks. The movie made me feel as though I was witnessing Ancient Egypt and and the 1930's era in person. So what if things look 'cartoony' during the battling sequences! I think that the battle sequences in Two Towers looked just as much the same. I find that with many fans nowadays, they take things way too seriously. If a movie or TV series is not what they hope for, then they blast it all to hell just because they are whining babies. Take for instance Star Trek Nemesis. That was another really good movie, yet the so called 'fans' ripped it apart piece by piece and then fed it to the dogs. I just wish that the babies would enjoy the movies instead of complaining that a movie isn't good quality. If thats the case they should just go back to their rooms and watch Fargo or the English Patient! Both the Mummy and the Mummy Returns rock as far as action movies go. Get a huge bag of chips a large bottle of pop, sit down with your girlfriend and enjoy two great movies!! Excellent fun!!
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