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Connor Macgregor Reviews...The Mummy

A remake of a Universal Classic, can the studio do justice ? I am reviewing the 1999 remake of The Mummy.

An English librarian called Evelyn Carnahan becomes interested in starting an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra. She gains the help of Rick O'Connell, after saving him from his death. What Evelyn, her brother Jonathan and Rick are unaware of is that another group of explorers are interested in the same dig. Unfortunately for everyone, this group ends up unleashing a curse which been laid on the dead High Priest Imhotep. Now 'The Mummy' is awake and it's going to take a lot more than guns to send him back from where he came from.

This is a chilldhood favourite of mine, and quite frankly its a fun film to watch. Instead of a horror aspect, it takes a more adventure approach and to everyone's surprise, it works. It has a great selection of characters in which i liked most of them. Even the ones that were killed off early. Omid Djalili, an actor i like in other TV or Film plays a sleazy jail owner and i actually wanted him to survive, but events in the film take a turn i wasn't a fan of. Future TV Star Tuc Watkins has a good role in it, and i also liked the americans as well as the british side of the cast. Brenden Fraser plays a great lead, with Rachel Weisz playing a good woman. John Hannah plays the comedic role. Arnold Vosloo as The Mummy starts off good i presume, but the curse influences him to become bad and seek vengeance on those who buried him. The Mummy is unstoppable and will destroy anything in his path to ressurect his long lost love.

The Action Sequences are very good and keep the film exciting and entertaining. It has a mixture of CGI as well as practical action sequences. They both work very well off each other and again make the film exciting.

Overall, The Mummy is a remake which is really good. In fact its possibly one of the best ever made. Its Possible. If you havent't seen it, then your missing out and its definately one to see.

Rating - 87% - A-