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The Mummy - 11/10/2005 4:02:09 PM   
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- 7/7/2006 4:59:25 PM   
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loved the thing. harsh review from critic. thought it an innocent romp designed entirely to entertain. good stuff.

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Three Stars! Don't Make me Laugh - 12/7/2006 6:16:38 AM   
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This is everything that Pirates of the Carribean should have been, but wasn't: a stirring mix of horror, comedy, and swashbuckling romance; all topped off by Jerry Goldsmith's sumptuous score. It doesn't get much better than this.



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- 4/2/2007 3:10:23 PM   
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The Mummy is a great typical adventure movie!! I love it, the script if funny and gripping, the effects are very good for the time that it was done!! A good all round movie, and the actors used to portray each character where amazing!!

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Fun for the family - 5/2/2008 2:32:55 PM   
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A truely enjoyable film that asks only one question, where did the sequal go wrong?

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- 22/4/2008 11:39:42 AM   
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This is one of the best damn movies I've ever seen, the actions non-stop, the effects are ground-breaking, This movie gets better every time I watch it. The dialouge is of master-craft, the story is simple but the colouful characters make-up for, in short just a great friday/Saturday night movie, it surpasses the origional prooving that remakes can be better. If you haven't seen it, you probably don't have a TV or are deceased.

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Bring Back this kind of fun to summer blockbusters. - 7/6/2008 10:47:50 AM   
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This is one the best ever summer blockbusters for pure fun. Great action, brilliant effects for its age and still better then some of todays CGI filled borefests, great casting with every actor obviously having a good time. Jerry Goldsmiths clasy score is just the cherry on the cake. This film is the polar opposite of most of the blockbusters that reach us today, Indy 4 for the obvious example.

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A great film! - 22/7/2008 6:15:46 PM   
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forget the empire review...this is a REAL summer blockbuster....real BUTTER POPCORN entertainment!!! westbrook's criticisms could be levelled at any number of adventure movies, most notably the pirates films which were critically praised but were in matter of fact pants! The Mummy is everything Indy 4 wasn't!!! shame the sequel was ghastly!!!

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A cracker! - 16/3/2009 11:07:16 PM   
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Yes, of course the script could have been better and the 'gaping plot holes' could have easily been plugged up, but this is one of those movies which has its own genre: entertainment in any form. A great movie, the main trio are instantly watchable and the effects are jaw-dropping (get it?). On a saturday, rent/buy this movie, stick it on, and prepare for pure entertainment.

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The Mummy - 14/7/2010 5:43:29 PM   
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Brilliantly fun, humuorous, old school action-adeventure with new school state of the art visual effects. The cast are all extremely likeable, the scenery is fantastic and the action fast and brilliant. But its the mummuy itself that steals the show, the best scenes of which are the first, where the mummuy is walking around rooten and half decayed. The CGI utilized brilliantly to create a mummy that for once looks real aswell as being scary. The pace never slows down and this Indy-style Friday night family adventure is simply brilliant.

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- 19/2/2011 1:33:40 AM   
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Loud and stupid but... FUNNY!

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The Mummy Review - 19/12/2011 2:24:19 PM   
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A lot of fun if you can get past the flat jokes and plot holes.

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RE: The Mummy - 11/4/2012 6:25:33 AM   
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After many many different ideas and approaches a final concept was agreed upon and this franchise was kick started, note...I really will try not to mention Indiana Jones too much.

A very loose 'remake' of the classic Karloff horror film this was completely re-imagined and given the 'Indy' treatment with minor horror aspects. To be honest the film is actually a little scary in places with a few jump moments, bugs eating people and getting under their skin and lots of decaying mummies with good close ups, like 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' the film achieves the family adventure status despite actually being close to the bone here and there.

The film of course had dated now and the effects that were break through for the day now look pretty dreadful in places, the cgi on the main mummy is dire, bluescreen work is obvious, sets are obvious and the sand effects also look poor. This is of course looking at the effects now, as I said back in the day they were pretty neato, the best examples that still actually look good today are probably at the finale battle with a group of Egyptian mummy soldiers and some real time models, suits and makeup, the severed forearm crawling for the sword is a good 'Evil Dead' moment.

I always did hate the way Imhotep turned into a mini sand tornado for his vanishing act and kinda flew out the window, really nasty video game effects and idea there, looked dumb then...looks dumb now.

The plot is cheesy and simple as are most of the performances, you can easily tell who's gonna die right from the start because most of the character actors here are the usual cannon/monster fodder in other films. I know the film is suppose to be a kind of homage to B-movies and those old daring black and white adventure matinee flicks but the cast do really give the film a rough n ready feel, its almost as if they couldn't attract anyone else. Everyone is pretty well cliched to the hilt here with your toff sounding British accents, trigger happy yanks, the horrendous Kevin J. O'Connor, the odd but well cast Vosloo who plays it deadly straight and a nice little turn for British comedian Omid Djalili in a rather stereotyped role.

Its definitely one of if not the best period adventure type flicks that can hold a candle to old Indiana Jones, the only other few films that can challenge 'Dr Jones' in my opinion are 'The Rocketeer' which would be a flying Indy hehe and probably 'The Phantom' and 'The Shadow'. Looking back is was a good fun ride, nowadays its still fun but more like a bad video game of sorts. I think they tried too hard and went over the top with all the guns, stunts and stuck in too much slapstick, sure it was meant to be a blockbuster (and that's its problem really) but less is more right.

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