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'The Mummy Returns (2001)' Movie Review: Mummies rule

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The Mummy Returns


It's 1933, and Richard O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) and Evelyn Carnahan (Rachel Weisz) are now married. They have a son by the name of Alex (Freddie Boath). Once again they are back in Egypt around Thebes searching a Pyramid when they discover the bracelet of Anubis. What they don't know or are not aware of is that when Alex puts on the bracelet he has started a countdown of sorts.

You see they made it back to London and Alex being a young boy has put on the bracelet. This in turn has started an 8 day clock that if they are not back in Thebes and have reached the oasis of Ahm Shere then the Scorpion King and his army will awaken and take over the world.

The Scorpion King Mattayus (Dwayne Johnson) were on the road to complete domination when they were defeated back in 3067 B.C. They were banished to the desert and all would die. Mattayus would make a deal with Anubis and this is were Alex comes in.

A cult in the meantime has awakened Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo) and he is wanting to acquire the bracelet for this would give him the command of the Anubis Army. The cult captures Alex and has taken him back to Egypt. Now the O'Connell's along with the help of Jonathan Carnahan (John Hannah) and Ardeth Bay (Oded Fehr) go after them to bring Alex back. Evy has started to have visions and realizes that in a past life she was Nefertiri the daughter of Pharaoh. She also realizes that she was in combat with Anck-su-Namun (Patricia Velasquez) the mistress of Pharoah and Imhotep.

Once everyone is back at the oasis of Ahm Shere is when all hell breaks loose. Not only do the O'Connell's have to battle the cult. They have to battle Imhotep and his dead priests again but they also have to fight the Scorpion King and his followers. They also have to deal with Anubis's army back from the dead. All of this must be thwarted by the end of the 8th day or Alex will die.

This is an interesting movie but you really must follow along with the many characters to deal with. Director Stephen Sommers once again brings us a tale of love, greed, and history all in one movie. If you can keep up with all that is going on then you will have a pretty enjoyable time. Have Fun.