Continuing their retrospective ‘Season of Sand’, Imo, James and Fav go back to a time when Dwayne Johnson was just ‘The Rock’…and the worst CGI monster in movie history.
Was ‘The Mummy Returns’ (2001) a welcome continuation of the franchise, possessing the charming combination of gore and romp of the 1999 original, or just a case of diminishing returns?
Our critics unseal the sequel to discuss some of the fun…and all of the flaws. They unravel the film’s contentious special effects, artistic licence with geography, annoying child prodigies, and the undercooked use of ‘The Rock’ in the film’s ever-growing gallery of rogues.
Buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!
This is the second 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).
Listen to Episode 1 on ‘The Mummy’ (1999) here.
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