🚨The Mummy (1999)🚨is a remake of the 1932 film. Not to confuse you with the 2017 flop film starring Tom Snooze. This film takes place in1937 Egypt with nothing but white people and zero minorities as Rick O'Connell is tasked with taking a curious voyager and her brother, Evelyn and Jonathan, to the ancient lost city of Hamunaptra in search of the Golden Book of Amun Ra. But instead find a more terrifying discovery; one that will release hell onto Earth if not stopped!
Oh boy, I was ready to re-watch this film. This is another one of my favorite films (not of all time...not even close) and the re-watch made me dislike it a tad more but not by much. The best thing the film has going for it is the likeable adventurer of Rick O'Connell played by Brendan Fraser. For me, his character is almost on the same level as Indiana Jones, had the next two Mummy films been good, they may have been equals. But the charismatic charm of Rick O'Connell brings such a fun and likeable presence to the movie. Without him, this 1999 box office juggernaut probably would have flopped.
Evelyn, Rick's love interest, is also a charismatic actress that does a good job of keeping up with Fraiser as a character. However, most other characters in the film are just archetype, cut-out characters put in the film just to get killed, but given no real depth so the audience doesn't feel sad when they die.
Actually sitting down and watching the film also made me realize how dumb the script was, especially some of the dialogue. I feel bad for ripping on it because I do like the film but I noticed lots of terrible on-the-nose dialogue that made my eyes roll to the back of my head.
The film is also accompanied by harsh and awkward scene transitions. Almost like the editor got bored with a scene, so he hard cut to the next establishing shot.
However, due to a charming, badass lead character, The Mummy is a guilty pleasure of mine that is accompanied with a fast pace and a great score that perfectly captures the tone and setting.