The Mummy


SF elements

Egyptian mummies and curses


[Brendan Fraser]

This Indiana Jones knock-off is not very good. It starts off badly, lazily using a voice-over narration to tell the story of the laying of the curse on Imhotep. It continues poorly, with heavy handed clichés (including two cowardly native guides!), uninspired special effects (except for the face in the dust cloud), and a lack of sparkle. A bit of a yawn, really.

Rating: 5

[ unmissable | great stuff | worth watching | mind candy | waste of time | unfinishable ]

reviewed 24 December 2002