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Proving that bigger is rarely better, The Mummy Returns serves up so much action and so many computer-generated effects that it quickly grows exhausting. In his zeal to establish a lucrative franchise, writer-director Stephen Sommers dispenses with such trivial matters as character development and plot logic, and charges headlong into an almost random buffet of minimum story and maximum mayhem, beginning with a prologue establishing the ominous fate of the Scorpion King (played by World Wrestling Federation star the Rock, in a cameo teaser for his later starring role in--you guessed it--The Scorpion King). Dormant for 5,000 years, under control of the Egyptian god Anubis, the Scorpion King will rise again in 1933, which is where we find The Mummy's returning heroes Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, now married and scouring Egyptian ruins with their 8-year-old son, Alex (Freddie Boath).

John Hannah (as Weisz's brother) and Oded Fehr (as mystical warrior Ardeth Bay) also return from The Mummy, and trouble begins when Alex dons the Scorpion King's ancient bracelet, coveted by the evil mummy Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo), who's been revived by... oh, but does any of this matter? With a plot so disposable that it's impossible to care about anything that happens, The Mummy Returns is best enjoyed as an intermittently amusing and physically impressive monument of Hollywood machinery, with gorgeous sets that scream for a better showcase, and digital trickery that tops its predecessor in ambition, if not in payoff. By the time our heroes encounter a hoard of ravenous pygmy mummies, you'll probably enjoy this movie in spite of itself. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • The Rock intro / Scorpion King Teaser Trailer
  • EXCLUSIVE conversation with The Rock
  • Unlock the secrets to THE SCORPION KING: Exclusive DVD-Rom access to the Movie production
  • Spotlight on Location: The Making of The Mummy Returns
  • Interactive visual and special effects formation

  • Conceptual stage, animations tests, plate photography, visual effects elements through final feature sequence:

  • Imhotep Returns
  • Pigmy Mummies Attack
  • Anubis Warriors Rising
  • Scorpion King Revealed


  • Feature commentary with director/writer Stephen Sommers and executive producer/editor Bob Ducsay
  • Outtakes
  • Egyptology 201

  • An in depth look at mummification Including Mummy featurette (1:47 mins.)
  • The most famous mummy: King Tut
  • Animals of Ancient Egypt
  • Myths & magic of ancient Egypt
  • The Scorpion King: Myth or Reality

  • LIVE Music Video: "Forever May Not Be Long Enough"
  • Universal Soundtrack Spot
  • Chamber of Doom Virtual Tour
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • A Special Message from Oded Fehr
  • The Mummy Returns Special Offer: Universal Studios Orlando Trailer
  • The Mummy Returns PlayStation ® 2 Game Trailer
  • Production Notes
  • Cast and Filmmakers
  • DVD-ROM Features

  • The Mummy Game Demo

  • Screen Savers
  • Browser
  • Theatrical Website
  • DVD montage

    Cast

    Brendan FraserRick O'Connell
    Rachel WeiszEvelyn/Nefertiri
    John HannahJonathan
    Arnold VoslooImhotep
    Oded FehrArdeth Bay
    Patricia VelasquezMeela/Anck-Su-Namun
    Freddie BoathAlex
    Alun ArmstrongMr. Hafez
    Dwayne JohnsonThe Scorpion King
    Adewale Akinnuoye-AgbajeLock-Nah
    Shaun ParkesIzzy

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    The Undead.......And The Rock. TheMummyReturns
    • Genre: Sci-Fi Movies
    • Director: Stephen Sommers
    • Producer: Universal
    • Length: 130 min
    • Theatrical Release
      North AmericaMay 4, 2001
    • Ratings
      North AmericaPG-13
      AustraliaM
    • DVD Release
      North AmericaSep 2, 2003
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