The Mummy was such a hit they had to turn it into a franchise. The O’Connells, Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, returned. They were trying to stop the bad guy from the original movie Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo) from bringing back the soul of his ancient lover Meela Nais (Patricia Velasquez) and control the army of the Scorpion King so that they could rule the world.
The movie used the same formula of the first film and was very effective. There’s mummies, scorpions, gun play, sorcery, etc. They did push it a little bit too much with a blimp. This was also Dwayne Johnson's first major role in a big blockbuster movie and then only let him say two words and then he was just an animated monster. Otherwise it captured the fun and adventure of the first release.