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The Mummy Returns

Promotional poster for The Mummy Returns
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Produced by Sean Daniel
James Jacks
Written by Stephen Sommers
Starring Brendan Fraser
Rachel Weisz
Arnold Vosloo
John Hannah
Patricia Velásquez
The Rock
Oded Fehr
Music by Alan Silvestri
Theme:
Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography Adrian Biddle
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) United States:
May 4, 2001
Running time 130 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $98,000,000 (est.)
Gross revenue Domestic:
$202,019,785
Worldwide:

$433,013,274 Movie poster for The Mummy Returns, This work is copyrighted. ... Stephen Sommers on the Prague set of Van Helsing Stephen Sommers (born March 20, 1962) is an American movie director/writer best known for the 1999 blockbuster The Mummy, its sequel The Mummy Returns, and the action/horror film Van Helsing. ... Sean Daniel is a film producer born on the 15 August 1951. ... James Jacks is a film producer who has in recent years produced several high-budget films. ... Stephen Sommers on the Prague set of Van Helsing Stephen Sommers (born March 20, 1962) is an American movie director/writer best known for the 1999 blockbuster The Mummy, its sequel The Mummy Returns, and the action/horror film Van Helsing. ... Brendan James Fraser[1] (born December 3, 1968) is a Canadian-American film and stage actor. ... Rachel Weisz (born March 7, 1971) is an Academy Award-winning English film and television actress. ... Arnold Vosloo (born 16 June 1962) is a South African/American actor, known for playing the title role in the 1999 film The Mummy and its sequel, The Mummy Returns. ... John David Hannah (born April 23, 1962) is a Scottish film and television actor. ... Patricia Carola Velásquez Semprún (born January 31, 1971) is a Venezuelan actress and fashion model. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson[6] (born May 2, 1972)[4], better known by his former ring name The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Oded Fehr (Hebrew: עודד פר; born 23 November 1970) is an Israeli film and television actor. ... Alan Silvestri (b. ... Jerrald King Jerry Goldsmith (February 10, 1929 – July 21, 2004) was an American film score composer from Los Angeles, California. ... Adrian Biddle, (July 20, 1952 – December 7, 2005), was an English cinematographer. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...

Preceded by The Mummy
Followed by The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
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The Mummy Returns is a 2001 American adventure film written and directed by Stephen Sommers, starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, Oded Fehr, and Arnold Vosloo. The film acts as the sequel to the 1999 film The Mummy, and is set 10 years later, in 1933. Filming took place in London, Morocco, and Jordan. The film is Rated PG-13 for adventure action and violence. The Mummy is a 1999 American adventure film/horror film written and directed by Stephen Sommers, starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, with Arnold Vosloo in the title role as the reanimated mummy. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... The quintessential adventure film. ... Stephen Sommers on the Prague set of Van Helsing Stephen Sommers (born March 20, 1962) is an American movie director/writer best known for the 1999 blockbuster The Mummy, its sequel The Mummy Returns, and the action/horror film Van Helsing. ... Brendan James Fraser[1] (born December 3, 1968) is a Canadian-American film and stage actor. ... Rachel Weisz (born March 7, 1971) is an Academy Award-winning English film and television actress. ... Oded Fehr (Hebrew: עודד פר; born 23 November 1970) is an Israeli film and television actor. ... Arnold Vosloo (born 16 June 1962) is a South African/American actor, known for playing the title role in the 1999 film The Mummy and its sequel, The Mummy Returns. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... The Mummy is a 1999 American adventure film/horror film written and directed by Stephen Sommers, starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, with Arnold Vosloo in the title role as the reanimated mummy. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


The Mummy Returns also had a 2002 spin-off The Scorpion King, which is set 5,000 years prior and focuses on The Scorpion King, who is introduced in The Mummy Returns and played by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Scorpion King is a 2002 film starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kelly Hu, Steven Brand, Ralf Moeller, and Grant Heslov, and is directed by Chuck Russell. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson[6] (born May 2, 1972)[4], better known by his former ring name The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ...

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Plot

In the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes in 3067 BC, a warrior known only as the Scorpion King leads his army to conquer the city. However, the Scorpion King loses this decisive battle and is forced to retreat into the desert of Ahm Shere with what is left of his army. His soldiers die one by one from the desert's heat, and soon only the Scorpion King is left alive. Dying, he swears an oath to the god of death, Anubis, and the Scorpion King's soul is exchanged for his life and the power to defeat his enemies. After eating a black scorpion,a great oasis is formed around him, and he returns to Thebes with the Army of Anubis (a numberless legion of demonic jackal-headed warriors) to exact his revenge. The Scorpion King's new army easily overpowers their enemies, slaughtering everyone in its walls. As soon as he completes his conquest, his soul is taken by Anubis. Thebes Thebes (, ThÄ“bai) was a city in Ancient Egypt located about 800 km south of the Mediterranean, on the east bank of the river Nile (). It was the capital of Waset, the fourth Upper Egyptian nome. ... For other uses, see Anubis (disambiguation). ... Superfamilies Pseudochactoidea Buthoidea Chaeriloidea Chactoidea Iuroidea Scorpionoidea See classification for families. ... For the English rock band, see Oasis (band). ...


Precisely 5000 years later, in 1933, Evie and Rick O'Connell are exploring another pyramid nine years after their previous adventure. During their archaeological dig, Evie and Rick find another chest containing the bracelet of Anubis. Back in London, their son Alex puts the bracelet on, providing him with directions to the oasis of Ahm Shere. However, it also begins a countdown of seven days, when it ends, the Scorpion King, and his army, will reawaken. Alex is captured by an unholy Egyptian cult who have resurrected Imhotep: their purpose for doing so is to use Imhotep's power to defeat the Scorpion King, which would give him command of the Army of Anubis, with which he could conquer the world. The cult, led by local museum curator Baltus Hafez, includes the pyschopathic warrior Lock-Nah, and Meela Nais, the reincarnation of Imhotep's love Anck-Su-Namun, in order to lead him to the oasis. However, the O'Connells set out to rescue Alex, accompanied by Ardeth Bey, the Medjai warrior from the previous film, and Evie's hopeless brother, Jonathan. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the ancient Egyptian official. ...


The instructions are given to Alex in stages, and he leaves clues to the next location for his parents to find; however, they do not have long, as Alex learns that if he does not reach the temple of the Scorpion King in seven days after donning the bracelet, it will suck the life out of him. Rick finds Izzy, an airship pilot from his past adventures who aids them in tracking down the kidnappers. Each time the group learn the next location of their journey, Ardeth sends the location in a message to a growing army of Medjai, inteded to stop the army of Anubis as it awakens. As they head off to thwart Imhotep, the O'Connells learn of their connections to Imhotep and the Scorpion King himself: in a past life, Evie was Nefertiri, daughter of Seti I and protector of the Bracelet of Anubis. Rick is a Medjai, trusted to protect Evelyn. Together with their son Alex, who is the path to Ahm Shere, they make up the 3 sides of a pyramid. When the bracelet reaches the temple, it will awaken the Scorpion King who will seek to reclaim his grasp on the world with the aid of the army of Anubis. In the meantime, Imhotep presents Meela a vision of her past life as Anck-Su-Namun, which expels her own soul and replaces it with that of his lover of old, restoring her completely. USS Akron (ZRS-4) in flight, November 2, 1931 An airship or dirigible is a buoyant lighter-than-air aircraft that can be steered and propelled through the air. ... Menmaatre Eternal is the Strength of Re[1] Nomen Seti Merenptah He of the god Seth, beloved of Ptah[2] Horus name Kanakht Khaemwaset-Seankhtawy Nebty name Wehemmesut Sekhemkhepesh Derpedjetpesdjet Golden Horus Wehemkhau Weserpedjutemtawnebu[3] Consort(s) Queen Tuya Issue Tia, Amennefernebes, Ramesses II, Henutmire (?) Father Ramesses I Mother Sitre... The Medjai were an ancient people of Nubia. ...


As the two groups arrive at the oasis where the Scorpion King's temple lies, the cultists are attacked by mummified pygmies and ambushed by Rick, Evie, Jonathan, and Ardeth Bey. The cultists are all killed with the exception of Hafez, their leader. Rick saves Alex from Lock-Nah, who has been trying to kill him through most of the journey: Lock-Nah is then killed by Ardeth, who leaves the group to take leadership of the Medjai army. Rick must then run with Alex to the temple before the sun strikes it and Alex dies. They make it into the pyramid in the nick of time, and Alex is able to remove the bracelet. However, when Jonathan and Evie catch up, Anck-Su-Namun walks into the pyramid courtyard with Imhotep and stabs Evie to death. Hafez takes the bracelet and descends into the pyramid and unleashes the Army of Anubis, who engage the Medjai in battle. Baka dancers in the East Province of Cameroon Batwa dancers in Uganda This article is about the Pygmy people. ... For other meanings, see pyramid (disambiguation). ...


Imhotep reaches the Scorpion King's lair, but his powers are stripped from him by Anubis, who wishes him to fight the King as a mortal. Despite his new disadvantage, Imhotep is able to summon the Scorpion King. He and Rick engage is a furious battle, eventually leaving the two opponents equally matched. The Scorpion King finally enters the chamber. His soul has been restored to his physical body, albeit he is now in the form of a deadly massive centuaroid scorpion monster. Imhotep feigns allegiance to the King, who then focuses his wrath on Rick, killing Hafez in the process. Meanwhile, Jonathan distracts Anck-Su-Namun while Alex (who learned ancient Egyptian from his mother) finds the Book of the Dead and revives his mother, who attacks and defeats Anck-Su-Namun, driving her away. At the same time, Ardeth and the remains of the Medjai army defeat the Anubis warriors; however, they discover that the Anubis forces cannot be killed and come charging back across the dunes towards them. Outnumbered and with no hope of victory, the Medjai prepare to fight to the end.


Rick sees a series of hieroglyphics on the walls, and realizes how to kill the Scorpion King; a scepter that Jonathan has been carrying throughout the film is the Spear of Osiris, which is the only weapon that can kill the Scorpion King. Although Jonathan throws the spear and Imhotep nearly delivers the blow himself, the Scorpion King is finally killed by Rick, who orders him (and his army) back to the underworld. With his death, the Army of Anubis, about to slaughter the Medjai, crumble into dust. For other uses, see Osiris (disambiguation). ...


Rick and Imhotep race to escape the collapsing temple, as a chasm presumably leading to the underworld appears, complete with souls lining its sides reaching out for them. Rick and Imhotep fall in, but cling onto the edges of the opening. Evelyn enters the room despite Rick's shouting for her to save herself and risks her life to save her husband. Imhotep cries for Anck-Su-Namun to save him as well, but she cowardly flees. Shocked and heartbroken, Imhotep realizes his true love, whom he cheated death twice to be with, has now betrayed him, in contrast to Rick and Evelyn. He gives Rick and Evelyn a sad, envious smile before willingly casting himself into the chasm to be dragged by the souls back to the afterlife; meanwhile, as she flees, Anck-Su-Namun accidentally falls into a pit of scorpions where she is eaten alive. Rick and Evelyn escape with Alex and Jonathan and meet up with Izzy's airship which arrives just before the oasis is destroyed. They escape unharmed and with a massive diamond that Jonathan pulls from the top of the pyramid. The film ends with the group setting off into the sunset, with a grateful Aredeth bidding them farewell from afar and Jonathan and Izzy arguing over who should keep the diamond.


Cast

Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) battles Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo) in the pyramid of the Scorpion King.
Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) battles Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo) in the pyramid of the Scorpion King.
See also: Characters related to The Mummy (1999 film)
Actor Role
Brendan Fraser Richard "Rick" O'Connell
Rachel Weisz Evelyn "Evie" Carnahan-O'Connell
Princess Nefertiri
John Hannah Jonathan Carnahan
Arnold Vosloo High Priest Imhotep
Oded Fehr Ardeth Bey
The Rock The Scorpion King
Freddie Boath Alexander "Alex" O'Connell
Patricia Velásquez Meela Nais
Anck-Su-Namun
Alun Armstrong Baltus Hafez
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Lock-Nah
Shaun Parkes Izzy Buttons
Bruce Byron Red
Jon Yarum Icy
Joe Dixon Jacques
Tom Fisher Spivey
Aharon Ipalé Pharaoh Seti I

Brendan James Fraser[1] (born December 3, 1968) is a Canadian-American film and stage actor. ... Arnold Vosloo (born 16 June 1962) is a South African/American actor, known for playing the title role in the 1999 film The Mummy and its sequel, The Mummy Returns. ... // Rick helps Evelyn to kill Imhotep after being saved by her from being hanged. ... Brendan James Fraser[1] (born December 3, 1968) is a Canadian-American film and stage actor. ... Richard Rick OConnell is a fictional character and primary protaganist from the 1999 film The Mummy. ... Rachel Weisz (born March 7, 1971) is an Academy Award-winning English film and television actress. ... Evelyn Evy Carnahan-OConnell is a fictional character from the 1999 film The Mummy. ... John David Hannah (born April 23, 1962) is a Scottish film and television actor. ... Arnold Vosloo (born 16 June 1962) is a South African/American actor, known for playing the title role in the 1999 film The Mummy and its sequel, The Mummy Returns. ... Oded Fehr (Hebrew: עודד פר; born 23 November 1970) is an Israeli film and television actor. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson[6] (born May 2, 1972)[4], better known by his former ring name The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Freddie Boath is an English child actor born 6 May 1991 in London. ... Patricia Carola Velásquez Semprún (born January 31, 1971) is a Venezuelan actress and fashion model. ... Alun Armstrong (born July 17, 1946) is an English actor. ... Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje   (born August 22, 1967 in Islington, London, England) is a British/Nigerian actor and a former male fashion model. ... Shaun Parkes is a British film and television actor. ... Bruce Michael Byron is best known for his role as DC Terry Perkins in The Bill. ... Menmaatre Eternal is the Strength of Re[1] Nomen Seti Merenptah He of the god Seth, beloved of Ptah[2] Horus name Kanakht Khaemwaset-Seankhtawy Nebty name Wehemmesut Sekhemkhepesh Derpedjetpesdjet Golden Horus Wehemkhau Weserpedjutemtawnebu[3] Consort(s) Queen Tuya Issue Tia, Amennefernebes, Ramesses II, Henutmire (?) Father Ramesses I Mother Sitre...

Reception

This film received mixed critical response, but was a box office hit in 2001. Previously, Stephen Sommers directed Deep Rising, The Jungle Book, as well as The Mummy. His next film was Van Helsing in 2004. The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ... Stephen Sommers on the Prague set of Van Helsing Stephen Sommers (born March 20, 1962) is an American movie director/writer best known for the 1999 blockbuster The Mummy, its sequel The Mummy Returns, and the action/horror film Van Helsing. ... Deep Rising is a 1998 motion picture written and directed by Stephen Sommers. ... The Jungle Book (official title is Disneys Rudyard Kiplings The Jungle Book) is a 1994 film, by Disney, loosely based on the Mowgli stories in The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. ... The Mummy is a 1999 American adventure film/horror film written and directed by Stephen Sommers, starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, with Arnold Vosloo in the title role as the reanimated mummy. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ...


There has been criticism of the use of Anubis in the film; Anubis was the God of Death who yielded the throne to his (in some versions of his birth) father Osiris, and became the god of embalming and a guide to the afterlife. He is inaccurately portrayed as a 'dark' or 'evil' god and the use of the Scorpion King's soul makes no logical sense since he guides all souls to Death.


Anubis actually came for Imhotep's soul in the first Mummy movie (he is the white shadow that drives through Imhotep at the end, viewable if someone freezes the screen)


Box office

The Mummy Returns proved to be even more successful than the first installment; on its opening day the film earned $24,134,667. The films total gross at the box office stands at $433,013,274 (Domestically $202,019,785, foreign:$230,993,489)[1]


Video game

The Mummy Returns video game was released on the Playstation 2 on October 4th, 2001 and Game Boy Color on May 11th, 2001. On the Playstation 2 version, the player can choose to play as Rick, with the game ending similar to the movie, or Imhotep, with him taking control of Anubis's army. PS2 redirects here. ... The Game Boy Color , shortened to GBC) is Nintendos successor to the Game Boy and was released on October 21, 1998 in Japan and in November of 1998 in the United States and 1999 in Europe. ...


Trivia

  • This film has no title or opening credits.
  • The O'Connell's mansion used in this film was the same mansion used for parts of the library in the first film. The building was also used as the mansion in The Omen.

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References

  1. ^ The Mummy Returns (2001)

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The Mummy Returns - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1211 words)
The Mummy Returns is a 2001 movie starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, and is directed by Stephen Sommers.
The Mummy Returns also had a 2002 spin-off The Scorpion King, which is set 5000 years prior and focuses on The Scorpion King, who is introduced in Mummy Returns.
As the title suggests, the mummy Imhotep has returned with the help of his reincarnated lover Meela Nais (Patricia Velásquez) and the O'Connells (played by Fraser and Weisz), as well as their son Alex.
Filmboy: The Mummy Returns (2001) (664 words)
This year’s harbinger of the season is "The Mummy Returns." This flick has everything a summer movie should — big special effects, lots of action, a fantastic storyline — but for some reason, it still left me a little cold.
This film is, of course, the sequel to "The Mummy," the smash hit of Summer ’99 that re-invented the mummy movie for a new generation.
Gone is the sly humor and moody atmosphere of "The Mummy." The movie’s few attempts at humor are forced and the chills are few and far between.
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