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The Mummy Returns [2001]

Director:Stephen Sommers
Writer:Stephen Sommers
Composer:Alan Silvestri
Length:130 minutes
(2 hours 10 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Action
IMDB Rating:6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:47%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: The mummified body of Imhotep is shipped to a museum in London, where he once again wakes and begins his campaign of rage and terror.

Reaction: A rather solid followup to the first one.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Stephen Sommers => Director / Writer
Alan Silvestri => Composer
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje => Lock-Nah
Aharon Ipalé => Pharaoh Seti I
Alun Armstrong => Baltus Hafez
Arnold Vosloo => High Priest Imhotep
Brendan Fraser => Richard 'Rick' O'Connell
Brian Best => British Museum Mummy (uncredited)
Bruce Byron => Red
Donna Air => Showgirl with Jonathan
Dwayne Johnson => Mathayus the Scorpion King (as The Rock)
Freddie Boath => Alexander Rupert 'Alex' O'Connell
Joe Dixon => Jacques
John Hannah => Jonathan 'Jon' Carnahan
Max Cavalera => Scorpion King (voice) (uncredited)
Oded Fehr => Ardeth Bay
Patricia Velasquez => Anck Su Namun / Meela Nais
Quill Roberts => Shafek
Rachel Weisz => Evelyn 'Evy' Carnahan / Princess Nefertiri
Shaun Parkes => Izzy Buttons
Tom Fisher => Spivey

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Dwayne Johnson's only spoken lines are in Ancient Egyptian. He joked that the translation of his line "Haku Machente" meant "It's hot as hell."
  • The interiors of the O'Connells' house were filmed in the Shepperton Studios offices used by Ridley Scott and [?] Tony Scott.
  • The designs on Anuk Su Namun's sleeves on her dress look exactly like her body paint in her previous life.
  • In the scene where they enter the room full of gold, one of the statues in the back of the room is a life-sized Oscar statue that is partially obscured by other items.
  • This sequel was greenlit by Universal the morning after The Mummy opened in May 1999.
  • Brendan Fraser tore a spinal disk, cracked a rib, and injured his knees during production. Dwayne Johnson suffered from food poisoning and sunstroke.
  • Despite fighting his character (The Scorpion King) in the finale, at the time of release Brendan Fraser had not met The Rock Dwayne Johnson.
  • Although the characters of Rick and Evelyn had grown and matured in the second film, Director Stephen Sommers wanted it to be clear that Jonathan had learned absolutely nothing from his first adventure.
  • Rachel Weisz's character Nerfertiri was originally called Nefertiti but the producers felt that people would make "boob" jokes about the name so it was changed to that of another Egyptian queen.
  • The voice of the Scorpion King, at the end of the film, was dubbed by Brazilian rock singer Max Cavalera.