CAST & CREW
The Mummy is an American Adventure Fantasy film released in the year 1999. It js written and directed by Stephen Sommers. It is released in English but will also have some Arabic dialects.
Plot: The Mummy is the prequel to the 2001 American film The Mummy Returns. In 3060 B.C. The Scorpion King's army has been defeated and is exiled to the deserts of Ahm Shere. In 1933, Rick and Evelyn O'Connel starts started exploring the deserts of Egypt. Their son finds the bracelet of Anubis. It gets clenched on his hand and directs him the way to the desert of Ahm Shere. He had seven days to reach the pyramid of the Scorpion King and will be killed if he fails to reach there. The movie progresses on the same pitch, and the scorpion king is resurrected and his army is back again.
Analysis: The movie received a mixed response from the audience as well as critics. The film has a strong and great star cast which is enough to attract the crowd to the theaters. 'The Mummy Returns' was a superhit movie at the box office and has everything to entertain the audience. Its prequel is also as good as the second part but lacks precision and effective check to make it more catchy.
The characters are misused and are abandoned at critical places. The shots needed to be more accurate as well the information and required info are not showcased accurately and end up in a mess leaving the audience confused. The direction and the fantasy action shots fill the rest of the space and save the film from sinking to bottom.
Star performances: The film has a great star cast, and most of them are repeated from the first part. Brendan Fraser and Patricia Velásquez are in lead roles in the film and have shown extraordinary skills while performing in the movie. The Rock has been introduced in the movie for the first time as the Scorpion King. He has performed well enough to get past the line. Stephen Sommers has tried his best to make the film as interesting as the earlier but has failed at certain points to create an impact. The Arabic dialects are perfectly dubbed and are intuitive when heard.
What's there? The movie is a prequel to The Mummy Returns and is one reason that will go in its favor. The action sequences are perfectly crafted and will give goosebumps while watching. The dubbing of Arabic dialects is also a plus point for the movie.
What's not there? The movie does not showcase the story of the movie accurately and are a bit confusing at some instances. The screenplay is slow and draggy in the middle and will take some time to get on track again.
Verdict: The movie is a complete entertainer if the flaws are to be ignored. It can be watched once with friends.
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