The Mummy (1999) - The Mummy Fandango Cash Version
The Mummy Fandango Cash Version
Deep in the Egyptian desert, a band of explorers searching for long-lost treasure have accidentally unearthed and resurrected the Mummy—an ancient 3,000-year-old legacy of terror! Adventurer Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) pairs up with librarian Evelyn (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz) and a motley archeological crew to conquer the curse of the living dead—the vengeful reincarnation of the Egyptian priest Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo). Combining the thrills of a rousing adventure with the suspense of the legendary 1932 horror classic, The Mummy is a true nonstop action epic, filled with dazzling visual effects, top-notch talent and superb storytelling.
- Aspect Ratio : 2.35:1
- MPAA rating : s_medPG13 PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
- Product Dimensions : 7.25 x 5.25 x 0.5 inches; 6.4 Ounces
- Director : Stephen Sommers
- Media Format : Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 2 hours and 5 minutes
- Release date : May 16, 2017
- Actors : Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, Arnold Vosloo, John Hannah, Kevin J. O'Connor
- Producers : James Jacks, Sean Daniel
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
- ASIN : B06W5RMQVP
- Writers : Stephen Sommers
- Number of discs : 1
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Point is, I see The Mummy as the perfect popcorn flick. It knew exactly what it wanted to be, and it was that to the fullest. And it plays with its own tropes. The characters are practically aware of the cheesy sort of situation their in, and they own their roles. Brendan Fraser, who has just had the most rotten luck in the past decade or so, is at his best here. He plays a character who is simultaneously super-skilled and very vulnerable in a fight, intelligent but able to make the occasional dumb joke. In short, he's the perfect lighthearted action hero.
The story itself is very tightly told, and there's relatively little wasted space. The CGI is clearly dated at this point, but it doesn't stand out quite like the Rock's face does in the sequel. But overall, the best part is that The Mummy is willing to have fun with itself. It's a classic tale of derring-do that we just don't see enough of these days. If you haven't seen this movie yet, see it. And if you have seen it, see it again. It's just a great way to spend a couple hours and come away smiling.
To commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the film's release, several media outlets published articles praising the film and its impact. Reviewers in Thrillist and Den of Geek called it a "perfect movie." The editors of Rotten Tomatoes referred to The Mummy as the "Indiana Jones for a new generation." Junkee declared it the "pivotal blockbuster of the nineties." Commentators from Collider and Syfy Wire praised Brendan Fraser specifically for setting the mold that other action hero characters have followed in the decades since. A contributor for Looper noted that The Mummy had "proven to be a truly timeless classic that can be watched over and over again" and that it "helped to change the game for many action movies that would come after" the film's release.
I mean really, would there be a Starlord without Brendan Fraser?
The story centers around an American Rick O’Connell (Brendan Fraser) who was in the French Foreign Legion when he came upon an ancient ruin in the Egyptian desert. He believes there might be treasure there and hooks up with the siblings Evelyn (Rachel Weisz) and Jonathan Carnahan (John Hannah) for help. Evelyn is an Egyptologist who can decipher the secrets of the crypt they find. On the other hand, Rick’s Foreign Legion friend Beni (Kevin O’Connor) works with another group of treasure hunters that are intent upon beating Rick’s group to the gold. Unfortunately they end up releasing a curse instead in the form of an ancient priest Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo) who sets a plague upon Egypt.
The movie has great pacing. There’s plenty of action as shown right from the start when Rick and Beni fight off a group of Arabs in a battle that reveals the ruins or when Rick battles Imhotep and a group of mummies at the end. The wisecracks are good for a laugh as well. The movie keeps the iconography of the mummy genre going, so the light take doesn’t disrespect the history.
The film was so popular it led to a series of sequels all of which are pretty bad. This is the one you really need to see.
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I bought a used copy of this box and happened to get a copy of the second disc, The Mummy Returns, that was notched so that the picture froze... I recommend you to buy a NEW copy instead of a used one. It's Worth the Money.