After last week’s exploration of ‘Dune’, the next episode of their ‘Season of Sand’ has James and Imo – joined by Fav- to dust off a classic adventure-action romp from the 1990s: ‘The Mummy’ (1999).
The critics pick up their critical archaeological tools to excavate the film’s story, cultural ‘representations’, acting and special effects.
They unearth Brendan Fraser’s enduring appeal, some bizarre plot-holes and the curse of Rachel Weisz’s eye-brows (what’s seen cannot be unseen!) Should Universal have ever raised this franchise from the dead?
This is the first of four episodes on the camp, cheese and cultural fabrications of the Universal’s ‘Mummy’ franchise: ‘The Mummy’ (1999), ‘The Mummy Returns’ (2001), ‘The Scorpion King’ (2002) and ‘The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor’ (2008).
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