The Mummy Returns

Published October 4, 2020

The Mummy Returns

Film info

  • Title The Mummy Returns
  • Director Stephen Sommers
  • Year 2001
  • Run time 2hrs 10m
  • Genres Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • Tagline The most powerful force on Earth is about to be unleashed by the two people who should know better

An ancient legacy of terror is unleashed when the accursed mummy, Imhotep, is resurrected - along with a force even more powerful: The Scorpion King. Now, as the fate of all mankind hangs in the balance, Rick O'Connell and his wife Evie embark on a daring, desperate race to save their son - and the world - from unspeakable evil.

Live blog

Time Comment
1:10 OMG, it’s The Rock!
3:13 They won the battle but then all died anyway. Talk about a waste of time.
8:29 Why would you go IN a room of scorpions? Crazy.
13:15 “No harm ever came from opening a chest.” Has she learnt nothing??
17:10 Ah, he takes after his mother, clumsy.
21:39 Ooh, ye Olde London.
23:34 I’ve seen this before - when the bad people come to attack Croft Manor to get the artefact.
28:30 “I haven’t lost it, I just can’t find it. There’s a difference.”
39:54 Poor Rachel W keeps getting sacrificed.
47:39 “Are all librarians this much trouble?”
51:19 Snakes in the bed, yep, that’ll do it.
58:43 Love that his best and most clever friend is a bird.
1:06:46 Sounds like O’Connell has the Force inside him.
1:12:33 There are visions, and then there are visions that make you throw yourself off a hot air balloon.
1:23:46 How can he tell the skeletons apart, surely one looks quite a lot like another?
1:29:59 Excellent overwatch from the siblings.
1:37:44 I don’t buy that she’s dead, but did we have to kill off the awesome woman?
1:48:18 That is some piss-poor Rock CGI. Even for the time.
1:53:40 There’s a lot going on.
1:59:29 How the bloody hell is that balloon staying still in that environment?


It’s a worthy sequel to the first movie but it’s not exactly what I would say a success. It’s fun, the comedy is a bit more obvious and the scares a bit more toned down, so it’s an easier ride. The child is the most unbelievable kid character I’ve ever seen - he was barely scared by anything, far too clever for his own good, and never got dirty even when running through a desert or a jungle.

The story was good, concept fine, but I did think it disappointing that The Scorpion King was barely in it. That was until I saw the graphics for said Scorpion King. It wasn’t so much scary as laughable, that weird cartoon scorpion.

But fun. The tricky decision now is whether to watch the last one. It’s a trilogy, so it would make sense, but the trailer doesn’t look great and lovely RW doesn’t return for it. Hmm.

Rating: 3 / 5

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