On its own merits THE MUMMY is entertaining enough , there`s lot of action , a few rare scary bits but far too much humour which threatens to sink the film . I guess this is down to the producers trying to attract a younger audience and boost their profits but this all leads to a silly film . And I got the distinct impression that he script was written around the FX . For example there`s a special effects packed meteor shower but there`s no explanation for it , it adds nothing to plot and is never referred to again even though it kills a lot of people . Obviously the scene was written to show off some CGI.
About Mummy, The (1999)
Starring: Kevin J. O'Connor, Rachel Weisz, Corey Johnson, João Costa Menezes, Arnold Vosloo, Erick Avari, Patricia Velasquez, Taylor Murphy, Jonathan Hyde, Brendan Fraser, Oded Fehr, Omid Djalili, Carl Chase, Alex Lorre, John Hannah, Sean Cronin, Ray Donn, Aharon Ipalé, Howie Dorough, Stephen Dunham, George Lane Cooper, Tuc Watkins, Bernard Fox, Andrew Elias, Mohammed Afifi, Jim Templar, Abderrahim El Aadili, Jake Arnott, Mason Ball, Isobel Brook
Director: Stephen Sommers
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