Rick O'Connell Brendan Frazer leads the beautiful Evelyn Carnahan Rachel Weisz to Hamunaptra The City of the Dead where reading from a book brings Imhotep Pharaoh Seti I's High Priest back to life. A couple of small caveats: the bug quotient in this film is much higher than I usually tolerate. Especially tantalizing is the strictly painted-on attire of Patricia Velazquez as Anck-Su-Namum; what a stunning visual; but it completely upstages her performance. She gains the help of Rick O'Connell, after saving him from his death. An English librarian called Evelyn Carnahan becomes interested in starting an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra. The horror and threat surrounding the curse of the mummy becomes a concern not only for the protagonists in the film but also for the audience-how will they kill something this scary and powerful? The internet was lit-up searching for more photos of this guy. Catmommie This is one film that caught my imagination like very few other Hollywood action films I have seen before.
I bet the results would have been disastrous. Now he is out to kill, regenerate and bring back his old lover - pretty neat, huh? What Evelyn, her brother Jonathan and Rick are unaware of is that another group of explorers are interested in the same dig. Citizen Kane it ain't, but if you're looking for good, silly, H. And where in the hell did those camels come from? Calm, but with ironic and sarcastic humor; cool, but a strong lead. O'Connor who plays the double-crossing Beni is a very new kind of villain,looking evil and ridiculous at the same time.
He must have had to imagine quite a bit of what he was interacting with to pull it off, and he does so with great style and substance for this type of role. And we mean that both literally and figuratively. 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. Then there is the beautiful Rachel Weisz ,playing Evelyn Carnahan,who teams up with him to find Hamunaptra. To begin with,there is the scenery at the beginning of the film that completely blows you away,making you feel that this movie could be something above what you had expected. Unfortunately for everyone, this group ends up unleashing a curse which been laid on the dead High Priest Imhotep.
He seems to be developing into a versatile actor who will be around for a long time. Every once and a while you can catch a wink at the screen that lets us know that he knows what he's doing. Brendan Fraser is a perfect choice for the lead star. The element that makes this film not only scary but also enjoyable is the dialog. Together, everyone painted an enjoyable film, delivering exactly what it promised; fun, action, and adventure. The hero is Rick Brendan Fraser , a thief thriving off the very basics out in Egypt circa 1930.
O'Connor added to the film in important ways, too. He was nothing short of excellent. While it hasn't replaced the Universal classic in my affections, let's face it, the venerable original creaks a little. The most visually rich part of the film was the opening scenes set in ancient Egypt. The sets and costumes were brilliant. The special effects were the real star of the film, and they were visually rewarding and complimented the story in the right way in the right places.
But Velazquez isn't the only thing to turn heads in the film, Rachel Weisz is appropriately attractive, though not as startling; her character is as solid and believable as she is lovely. . Storyline: An English librarian called Evelyn Carnahan becomes interested in starting an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra. 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. It's hardly a remake of the Universal classic of the same name.
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. I would love to see an entire film built around that. Although based on a Horror Theme, there is little horror on show here, but there are plenty of Great Action Moments, some brilliant visuals and some good humour. At first, I didn't particularly care for Brendan Fraser as the primary character he's too well kept and cutesy for a rugged guy-type for me , be he grows on you. Director Stephen Sommers has delivered a film that is bound to stand the test of time,and is definitely one of my favorites. John Hannah was acceptable, if not inspired, as the wastrel brother. Unfortunately for everyone, this group ends up unleashing a curse which been laid on the dead High Priest Imhotep.
The special effects apart from the mummy are also a treat to watch,and keep you glued to your seat. The Mummy was not in it at all. In fact, most of the remaining characters were well chosen. The first surprise is Brendan Fraser as the American soldier Rick O'Connell, who accidentally stumbles upon Hamunaptra,the city of the dead,where the wealth of Egypt's greatest emperor Seti the First is buried. I have heard people talking about it. Once revived Imhotep has only one purpose in this world, to bring his love 'Anck Su Namun' back from the dead to join him, and will kill anyone who gets in his way.
Powers that be, please take note. She looks great playing her role,and never allows herself to be upstaged by Fraser, matching his brawn with her ever-alive intellect and quick thinking. It's one of those fun movies you can return to over and over again and never grow tired of doing so. It knows it isn't an Oscar-winner, it knows it stands nothing against the older film, and so it goes for pulp thrills. A modern affectation, sure, but I like the idea of a mummy with a great butt. How Arnold Vosloo dealt with those in his role as the mummy Imhotep should be acknowledged. Now 'The Mummy' is awake and it's going to take a lot more than guns to send him back from where he came from.