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Today we’re talking about the 1999 film The Mummy.
A very loose remake of the 1932 movie with Boris Karloff. Its story, although very similar in spirit, is very different.
I liked the symmetry and the balance of horror and humour.
It’s rare to have two “scaredy” characters in the same movie but they did a great job in deferentiating them. I like the Indiana Jones-style character and the love story was fun. I like the confidence and strength that Evelyn gains through the movie.
The dialogue is impressively funny for such a serious movie. I like the banter between the main characters and between the siblings.
Visuals and Music
What a beautiful movie. The cinematagraphy was stunning while still obviously influenced by classic horror and adventure movies. The CGI looked a little dated, but there wasn’t that much.
The music was beautiful and fit perfectly. I want the soundtrack for my D&D games.
Seeing the influence of older movies on this one and then the influence this had on future films is so cool. I saw it in theatres when it first came out and loved it, but I appreciated its details more now.
My six year old was nervous throughout, but the three year old loved it. Jen found it scary, but fun (it was her first time watching it).
Fun and exciting for the whole family.
A classic action adventure with a touch of horror and romance. The characters are great and the movie is absolutely beautiful. A must-watch for anyone who loves archeology or action adventure movies.
Final Score: 5 Stars out of 5*
*A 5 star review doesn’t mean the movie was perfect nor that it is perfect for everyone but it is a movie I believe is as close to perfect as possible.