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The Mummy Returns

GENE

 SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

THE MUMMY RETURNS

 

 

After seeing the first blockbuster, The Mummy, you should know exactly what you're getting into. It's loaded with action, special effects, and supernatural things throwing things at you all the time.

With not much thought on storyline and characters, it doesn't need to justify itself because it's just a lot of fun.

So turn off your brain, eat some popcorn and enjoy.

As sequels go, this one has everything you've come to expect--louder, bigger, and dumber.

But if you're looking for intelligent storytelling, you've come to the wrong place. The Mummy Returns all right, but with so many special effects that it's an out-and-out assault to the senses.

The more is better idea is still fun…however, same cast plus more brass equals less class (But more cash!).

The Mummy Returns is a puffed-up, bloated sequel that sinks under a very cluttered plot.

The film gets so twisted that four things are happening in four places at the same time--two fights, a battle, and raise the dead back to life.

The movie gives you too much action, too much special effects, and I think it needed to slow down long enough to show a human face more than once in a while.

In two words, The Mummy is overblown violence.


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