Brendan Fraser is Rick O'Connell, adventurer and mercenary, who is recruited by beautiful scientist Evie (Rachel Weisz) to protect her while she searches for the lost tomb of Imhotep. The special effects, action scenes and bravura large-scale set-pieces make The Mummy one of the must-see action movies of recent years. Scores 9.
Somehow things rather go to hell in the sequel, The Mummy Returns. It's a few years later, our heroes find themselves caught up in a plot to revive Imhotep, who will be used to battle the Scorpion King. It's as if the special effects guys have been given a list of techniques to use, and the script has been written to accommodate them. Scores 6.
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