Hello everyone and welcome to Throwback Thursday, where every Thursday I’ll be posting a review of an older but noteworthy film. This week’s pick goes to a movie no mortal weapon can kill, so sit back relax and enjoy, The Mummy.
Released in 1999 and starring Brendan Fraser as the great adventurer Rick O’Connell. The film was both written and directed by Stephen Sommers, who also wrote and directed it’s sequel The Mummy Returns and Van Helsing and contributed as a writer on G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra in addition to directing the film.
The story takes place in Egypt where the characters Rick, Evelyn and her brother Jonathan, travel to Hamunaptra known as city of the dead. Little do they know that this ancient city is home to the mummified body of Imhotep, the high priest of Seti the first whom he betrayed and murdered and as such was condemned to suffer the Hom Dai, the worst of all ancient Egyptian curses. Inadvertently the trio bring Imhotep back to life by reading from the ancient Book Of The Dead, now they must find a way to stop his seemingly unstoppable wave of destruction as he seeks to conquer Egypt and resurrect his long lost love.
I think The Mummy does really well by beginning with its ancient Egyptian backstory, it makes the flick as a whole interesting and compelling to follow. Of course even if you’re not really into the story the film is still a lot of fun to watch, Brendan Fraser knows how to get a few laughs and creates an interesting character. All in all it’s a great flick and one worth seeing if you haven’t already.
“You came back from the desert with a new friend didn’t you Beni?”
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Glenn Stuart Tucker