#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – An English librarian called Evelyn Carnahan becomes interested in starting an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra. She gains the help of Rick O’Connell, after saving him from his death. What Evelyn, her brother Jonathan and Rick are unaware of is that another group of explorers are interested in the same dig. Unfortunately for everyone, this group ends up unleashing a curse which been laid on the dead High Priest Imhotep. Now ‘The Mummy’ is awake and it’s going to take a lot more than guns to send him back to where he came from.
Plot: Dashing legionnaire Rick O’Connell stumbles upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle to claim the area in 1920s Egypt. It has been over three thousand years since former High Priest Imhotep suffered a fate worse than death as a punishment for a forbidden love—along with a curse that guarantees eternal doom upon the world if he is ever awoken.
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Trying to cram action, adventure, fantasy, romance, comedy and horror into a single should not have worked, especially not in a Universal Monsters reboot, but 1999’s _The Mummy_ is so much damn fun, that they manage to pull it off with aplomb.
_Final rating:★★★½ – I strongly recommend you make the time._
It’s not horror you know – it’s just real good family fun.
The Mummy is directed by Stephen Sommers, who also co-writes the screenplay with John L. Balderston. It stars Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo & Kevin J. O’Connor. Jerry Goldsmith scores the music and cinematography is by Adrian Biddle. Plot sees Fraser as ex-Foreign Legionnaire adventurer Rick O’Connell, who teams up with Egyptologist Evelyn Carnahan (Weisz) and her cowardly brother Jonathan (Hannah), to try and stave off the apocalypse born out of the unleashing of the mummified remains of High Priest Imhotep (Vosloo).
It’s true to say that “Indiana Jones” raised the bar for action/adventure films in the modern era, the kind involving treasure, artifacts and mystical perils. It’s arguably true enough to say that with “Raiders of the Lost Ark” the standard has been set so high it’s unlikely to be bettered. There’s been a number of similar films to have come along post “Indiana Jones”, films that have one thing in common, that the critics are scornful towards them whilst the box office has kerchinged with the sound of cash being spent by the cinema going public. “The Mummy” is one such movie. Universal rework their own 1930’s creeper to deliver a high energy, effects laden adventure full of wit, stunts and eye candy fun. Yes it’s “Indiana Jones” lite, but so what? We may be lacking an intellectual script, but for sheer guts, construction of set-pieces and interesting story, this delivers wholesome family entertainment. Cast are fine, Fraser comfortably files in for square jawed heroics and Weisz is suitably posh, spunky and sexy. Hannah revels in playing a wastrel type, while Arnold Vosloo is enjoying himself greatly. However it’s ultimately the effects that win out, explosive and eye poppingly enjoyable, Sommers and his team have not pulled any punches in their willingness to entertain all the adventure film loving family. 7.5/10
Great fun in the vein of “Indiana Jones”…
“The Mummy” is an adventurous yarn in the vein of “Indiana Jones.” It’s a lot of fun, very charming, and never tries to be more than what it is. What is it? An entertaining summer flick which is not only worth seeing, but perhaps even owning. It’s one of those fun movies you can return to over and over again and never grow tired of doing so.
It’s hardly a remake of the Universal classic of the same name. It’s merely a new way to tell the story with the same basic idea – a murderous mummy is brought back from the dead. This time we have a hero and heroine who must stop him before he takes over the world, or something along the line of world domination.
The hero is Rick (Brendan Fraser), a thief thriving off the very basics out in Egypt circa 1930. Arrested and to be hanged, he is saved by the heroine (Rachel Weisz), who believes he may hold the key to helping them find an ancient Egyptian kingdom buried under the sand, if I recall correctly (though it has been a while since I’ve seen this). Little does she know what lurks beneath the sand near that old kingdom is none other than the remains of a man who was caught cheating on the king’s wife years ago and mummified.
Now, after unearthing the remains of the kingdom, the expedition led by our heroes come upon an ancient “Book of the Dead,” which, when read from, brings the ancient mummy back to life. Now he is out to kill, regenerate and bring back his old lover – pretty neat, huh?
I own “Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy,” a great movie spoofing the classic film. “The Mummy” isn’t exactly a spoof but it’s very tongue-in-cheek. It knows it isn’t an Oscar-winner, it knows it stands nothing against the older film, and so it goes for pulp thrills. I actually believe that this film is a bit classy in execution – compared to many other entertainments floating around nowadays it stands as one of the only films to return to the roots of the pure adventure films like “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981) so successfully did.
Brendan Fraser is a perfect choice for the lead star. Calm, but with ironic and sarcastic humor; cool, but a strong lead. I wondered what it would have been like if they had casted an actor in his role who would have taken it all more seriously. I bet the results would have been disastrous. Fraser knows that this is all good fun, and he’s having a good time playing his role with comedy. Every once and a while you can catch a wink at the screen that lets us know that he knows what he’s doing.
2001 brought a sequel to “The Mummy” named, of all things, “The Mummy Returns.” I found it just as fun as this film though some critics begged to differ. Summer 2002 brought yet another “Mummy” film, this one a prequel called “The Scorpion King” – it was a following of a co-star of the first sequel. The Mummy was not in it at all. It was a horrible film that wasn’t near as fun as this one. So I recommend you see “The Mummy” as soon as humanly possible. After that, see “The Mummy Returns.”
Either way, you simply can’t go wrong.
A poor man’s Indiana Jones – but still endlessly entertaining
The Mummy is a great summer adventure for nonstop thrills and kicks. It has a lot of humour; memorable comedic performances (Brendan Fraser), fantastic settings and surprisingly striking CGI for 1999. There is little technically wrong with this film other than that is clearly borrows heavily from the King of action-adventure, Indiana Jones.
What begins as a treasure hunt in the City of the Dead soon turns into a plot that essentially goes like this, as described by Rick O’Connell (Brendan Fraser), “Rescue the damsel in distress, kill the bad guy, save the world.” The good thing is, there is a lot more to it than that, and unlike Indiana Jones, the male hero is not alone in his mission nor does he get all the credit for it. He is joined by the damsel in distress herself Evelyn Carnahan (Rachel Weisz) and her brother (John Hannah) who all want a piece of the treasure in the dead city.
While the dialogue is typically sarcastic and tongue-in-cheek, it is not desperately punchy. It is probably on par with the Indiana Jones trilogy in terms of cheesy lines. But Brendan Fraser delivers these in a way that is so fitting that it does not really matter, to be honest. Fraser truly gets to shine and show us that is indeed best when it comes to comedy.
This isn’t Citizen Kane, but it’s NOT ‘brainless’ summer fun either. It’s just a very good adventure story even if it lacks originality.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 4 min (124 min), 1 hr 55 min (115 min) (cut) (UK)
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director Stephen Sommers
Writer Stephen Sommers (screen story), Lloyd Fonvielle (screen story), Kevin Jarre (screen story), Stephen Sommers (screenplay)
Actors Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo
Country USA, UK, Morocco
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 23 nominations.
Production Company Universal Pictures, Alphaville Films
Sound Mix DTS (Digital DTS Sound), Dolby Digital, SDDS, DTS (DTS: X)
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo and C-Series Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,417 m (Sweden), 3,467 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (also horizontal) (Eastman)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2017 remaster), Panavision (anamorphic), VistaVision (visual effects)
Printed Film Format 35 mm